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OIG slams insufficient Medicare documentation, especially from nursing homes

OIG slams insufficient Medicare documentation, especially from nursing homes

The reported error rate for Medicare Fee-for-Service in fiscal year 2015 was 12.09%, well above the compliance threshold of 10%, a new government report finds.

Jury awards family $5.5 million in 'record-setting' wrongful death suit

Jury awards family $5.5 million in 'record-setting' wrongful death suit

The family of a 77-year-old resident who died while living at a Colorado nursing home received $5.5 million in damages on Friday, in what was believed to be a record-setting verdict.

Transcription error leads to resident death, citation for MN nursing home

A transcription error at a Minnesota Golden Living facility led to a resident going without a blood-thinning medication for nine days and subsequently dying from a stroke, a state report finds.

Few ACOs interested in 3-day stay waiver for skilled nursing, experts say

Few ACOs interested in 3-day stay waiver for skilled nursing, experts say

Few accountable care organizations are lining up to waive the three-day stay requirement for skilled nursing facilities, causing some healthcare experts to wonder if the waiver is still relevant.

Providers worried with DOL making 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

Providers worried with DOL making 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

The first updates to overtime pay regulations in 12 years will more than double the current salary threshold for overtime exemptions, the Department of Labor announced on Wednesday.