The Week's Top Stories
Nearly one-third of the nation's skilled nursing facilities lost a rating star due purely to administrative changes Friday, when regulators also emphasized that more quality measures will be added next year — when another round of Five Star scores rebasing also could take place.
A federal judge has ruled that a hospitalist company with thousands of post-acute care customers must face federal charges that it overbilled the Medicare and Medicaid programs millions of dollars.
An 87-year old man with advanced Alzheimer's was being held this week under suspicion of beating a fellow Alzheimer's resident and roommate to death in a Lakewood, CO, assisted living facility.
Toledo-based HCR ManorCare landed a punch last week against a Houston law firm it is suing for libel, defamation and deceptive trade practices. The giant nursing home chain has asked the judge in the case to remand it to an Ohio state court after the defendant used a tactic that argued the case should be heard in U.S. District Court.
Several so-called "red states" are leaning toward or have outright abandoned plans to allow expansion of their Medicaid programs, bucking a nationwide groundswell of program enrollment under the president's signature healthcare reform law.