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Community Hospital Corporation chooses HCS Interactant EHR

Community Hospital Corporation in Plano, TX, has selected HCS Interactant™ to provide an integrated EHR platform for their Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals, the technology company announced.

ISL to manage The Village at Stonebridge

Integral Senior Living has been selected to manage The Village at Stonebridge in McKinney, TX. The facility will open near the end of August, a spokesperson told McKnight's.

More action needed on adverse events in nursing homes, outpatient settings, expert tells Senators

More action needed on adverse events in nursing homes, outpatient settings, expert tells Senators

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Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, "little is known" about the "distinct safety issues" in nursing homes and other non-hospital settings, said Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Berkadia announces $156 million in financing

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.

Housing & Healthcare Finance advises on $940M loan for Deutsche Bank

Housing & Healthcare Finance has advised on a $940 million loan for Deutsche Bank involving 167 skilled nursing facilities in 19 states, with significant concentrations in Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas.

Married couple dead in Houston nursing home shooting

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A man allegedly shot and killed his wife in a Texas nursing home before killing himself Thursday morning, police reported.

AVIV acquires LTC properties in Texas and Minnesota

Aviv REIT Inc. has bought a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, independent living facility in Minnesota and a skilled nursing facility in Texas in two transactions for $43.4 million.

American HealthTech honors nursing home

American HealthTech chose West Rest Haven Nursing Home for a CareHero award for the facility's work following a devastating fertilizer explosion.

Better staffing means better care, new nursing home state rankings suggest

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Staffing is a key factor in determining a nursing home's quality of care, according to new state-by-state analysis from advocacy group Families for Better Care.

Nursing home wins 'retaliation' court victory

Nursing home wins 'retaliation' court victory

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A Texas nursing home has triumphed in a lawsuit that claimed it had retaliated against a facility resident when family members complained about her care.

Nursing home residents evacuated after Texas explosion

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More than 100 residents were safely evacuated after their nursing home in West, TX, was heavily damaged by a fertilizer facility explosion Wednesday night.

Report: Decrease in federal funding forces more Medicaid burden on states

Report: Decrease in federal funding forces more Medicaid burden on states

A drop in enhanced federal funding for Medicaid made states increase outlays for the program by an estimated 16.2% in fiscal 2012, according to a new joint report by the National Association of State Budget Officers and National Governors Association.

OIG: Medicare overpaid home health agencies $5 million in 2010 for dubious claims

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Home health agencies received $5 million in overpayments for dubious Medicare claims filed in 2010, federal investigators have found.

Report: State budgets torn asunder by Medicaid spending

Report: State budgets torn asunder by Medicaid spending

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Regardless of whether states choose to expand Medicaid, states are facing fiscal crisis related to rising healthcare costs and government pension obligations, a new report finds.

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

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Texas has received a windfall of federal funding to test care coordination programs between acute and long-term care providers.

Preparation key in preventing fatalities at Texas nursing home hit by a tornado

Preparation key in preventing fatalities at Texas nursing home hit by a tornado

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The lack of major injuries or fatalities at a Texas nursing home during a deadly tornado Tuesday reflects the hours spent preparing for such an event, officials said.

Social Security recipients cannot opt out of Medicare, appeals court rules

Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot opt out of Medicare and rely solely on private insurance, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

J & J pays $158 million to settle Texas Medicaid fraud lawsuit

J & J pays $158 million to settle Texas Medicaid fraud lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $158 million to settle a Medicaid fraud lawsuit. The lawsuit accused J & J subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals of giving state officials kickbacks in exchange for putting the antipsychotic Risperdal on an approved list for Medicaid recipients.

CMS expands Medicare fraud patrol program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering $9 million in grants to expand a program that trains retirees to spot Medicare fraud.

Sudden closure of nursing home provokes state investigation

A Texas nursing home with a history of neglect complaints and code violations is being investigated by the state after the facility abruptly closed its doors.

CMS official: Medicaid block grants are not a viable option for state budgets

CMS official: Medicaid block grants are not a viable option for state budgets

A top Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official said this week that turning Medicaid into a block grant program is not a viable solution for easing state budget woes.

Texas nursing home operators fear Medicaid cuts three times deeper than expected

The Texas House of Representatives' budget proposal for fiscal 2012-2013 includes cuts to Medicare providers of 34%, which is three times higher than nursing home advocates expected.

Incontinence product suppliers fight competitive bidding plans in Texas

Sellers of incontinence products have squared off against the Texas state comptroller's office, which wants to competitively bid underpads, catheters and other supplies for Medicaid patients in the state.

Yarwood warns states not to opt out of Medicaid

States thinking of withdrawing from the Medicaid program should think again, the head of the American Health Care Association says.

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