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Supreme Court's arbitration decision could pose threat to SNF industry, insiders say

Supreme Court's arbitration decision could pose threat to SNF industry, insiders say

A nursing home arbitration lawsuit that's scheduled to be argued in the Supreme Court this month may change the future of the industry, according to those close to the case.

Nursing home denies hair styling contributed to resident's death

A New Hampshire skilled nursing facility refutes claims that a resident died due to complications from a perm at the facility's salon, according to new legal documents.

SNF will have to hand over internal reports in negligence case, court rules

SNF will have to hand over internal reports in negligence case, court rules

An Illinois skilled nursing facility will have to produce internal documents in a negligence lawsuit filed by the family of a resident, an appeals court ruled last week.

Lawmaker: Price's confirmation could lead to slashed Medicaid funding for SNFs

The confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services poses grave danger to Medicaid recipients, a Democratic senator said Wednesday.

Bribery charges added to case against SNF owner accused of leading $1 billion fraud ring

An embattled SNF owner who has been accused of leading a $1 billion Medicare fraud ring also allegedly bribed a state regulator to find out when surveyors would be visiting his facilities, according to the Miami Herald.