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CMS seeks operator input regarding skilled nursing facility therapy payment changes

CMS seeks operator input regarding skilled nursing facility therapy payment changes

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging provider input as it seeks to change the payment system for therapy provided by skilled nursing facilities.

New Medicare payment reforms might not keep costs from rising, study says

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Between 2001 and 2010, spending on Medicare beneficiaries needing post-acute services has jumped from $26.6 billion to $58 billion.

Skilled nursing groups slam MedPAC recommendations to revise payment system

Skilled nursing groups slam MedPAC recommendations to revise payment system

Leading provider groups are sharply critical of a Medicare advisory committee's recommendation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should massively overhaul the skilled nursing facility reimbursement system and rates.

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing home operators need to make sure their MDS coordinators are paying close attention to the changes to the prospective payment system, an expert said yesterday during the last 2011 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar.

What the long-term care world needs now

What the long-term care world needs now

The time has come to decentralize long-term care organizations to attract more entrepreneurial, innovative and committed leaders.

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