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2016 budget aims for $400 billion in Medicare reductions

2016 budget aims for $400 billion in Medicare reductions

Nursing homes will be asked to deliver care much more efficiently and for significantly less over the next 10 years based on proposals in the 2016 budget released by the White House on Monday.

Brookdale having trouble filling beds after Emeritus deal

Investors want occupied beds and claim Emeritus isn't filling them fast enough to suit Wall Street, which has punished the company's new owner with declining share value.

Facility changes name after double homicide

A Texas nursing home rocked by a resident-on-resident double homicide last spring has changed its name, according to a Houston Chronicle report.

Feds want Medicaid payments returned for common ambulance services

Feds want Medicaid payments returned for common ambulance services

Medicaid programs are taking pause to ensure their non-emergency medical transportation services are operating properly after one state agency was told to return nearly $400,000 for improper bills.

Non-drug interventions reduce delirium: study

Providers could reduce rates of delirium and its attendant injuries from falls and save the healthcare system $10 billion a year if they practiced better interventions, according to a new study.