Most Recent Articles by Tim Mullaney
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would have to more scrupulously verify that providers are not owned by people with a history of fraud, if a recently introduced House bill becomes law.
Ten New York counties were in a state of emergency Wednesday, and one nursing home near Buffalo had to partially evacuate the building after a deadly winter storm swept through the area.
As states begin to implement a new Medicaid rule for home- and community-based care, there is a danger that assisted living facilities might face difficult requirements that could limit access to care, according to an article published Wednesday by Stateline, a news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Certain auditors that are doing prepayment reviews of Medicare claims must tell providers that they have 45 days to produce any additional documents requested (ADR), according to a recent Survey & Certification memo.
Ensuring nursing home quality remains one of the top 10 challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services. That's according to a newly issued list from HHS' Office of Inspector General. After not appearing on the list in 2012, nursing home oversight was ranked the No. 7 priority in 2013 and now is No. 5.