The Week's Top Stories
Organizers of the first national meeting of the new American Association of Directors of Nursing Services timed their event just right. On Thursday, members became the first group of long-term care providers to learn of a new survey process that will start next year as a consequence of the new federal nursing home participation rule that was released late Wednesday.
A lawsuit that accuses one of the nation's largest nursing facility operators of overbilling Medicare for unnecessary therapy services will proceed, a federal court has ruled, despite the company's push to have the suit dismissed.
A Florida nursing home operator charged as the ringleader of a record-setting Medicare fraud scheme will continue to be held without bond, a federal judge said in a final ruling issued last week.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' mandatory payment models exceed the agency's authority and pose potential risks to older beneficiaries, House lawmakers say in a letter to federal health officials.
A portion of a Pennsylvania nursing home chain's $2 million settlement will be used in the state's new plan to overhaul nursing home oversight, health officials announced Tuesday.