Payments

National Quality Forum supports quality measures in bill to standardize post-acute assessments

National Quality Forum supports quality measures in bill to standardize post-acute assessments

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The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.

Recouping missed payments critical to maintaining financial stability, experts say

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Even mission-driven long-term care providers have to be more assertive in recouping late payments from residents or their families, two legal experts said Thursday.

Former top Medicare official scalds long-term care leaders

Former top Medicare official scalds long-term care leaders

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Tom Scully wondered privately before his keynote address at a seniors housing and care conference last week why he was being asked to speak. Afterwards, long-term care executives in the audience were probably wondering the same thing.

Louisiana to return excessive nursing home funds to CMS

Louisiana has agreed to repay $122 million in extra nursing home payments it received during 2001 and 2002, according to recent news reports.

Greenlee confirmed as head of aging in HHS

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kathy Greenlee, a strong proponent of home- and community-based services, as the next assistant secretary of aging in the Department of Health and Human Services.