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Introduced bill calls for mandated hospice inspections

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Hospices would need to undergo an inspection every three years under a bill introduced by a New York congressman.

Proposed law would mandate minimum direct care nurse hours

Proposed law would mandate minimum direct care nurse hours

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A bill that would establish a minimum direct care nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities was introduced by an Illinois congresswoman last week.

Provider groups lobby for Medicare observation stay fix

Long-term care provider groups said at a congressional briefing Thursday that they want a Medicare policy on observation stays in hospitals to be changed.

HHS issues updates for matching federal Medicaid payments

HHS issues updates for matching federal Medicaid payments

The Department of Health and Human Services has updated federal matching rates for state Medicaid programs for the Jan. 1 through June 30 period.