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Trump budget calls for $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid

Trump budget calls for $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid

President Donald Trump's first official budget plan would slash more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program over 10 years, according to published reports.

Social services director charged with stealing $400,000 from nursing home residents

The former social services director for a Louisiana nursing home has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $400,000 from residents between 2012 and 2016.

Lawmakers fire back over MedPAC's proposed cuts to long-term care

Lawmakers fire back over MedPAC's proposed cuts to long-term care

Some House lawmakers raised concerns last week over the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's plan to recommend reimbursement cuts for post-acute care providers to Congress.

State health department rules in favor of family in nursing home camera case

The Minnesota Department of Health sided with a nursing home resident's family last week in a closely-watched case involving surveillance cameras in resident rooms.

SNF employees discover they're long-lost cousins after years of working together

Two veteran employees of The Palace Nursing and Rehab Center in Kendall, FL, received quite a surprise — and some new family members — when they discovered they were long-lost second cousins.