Wisconsin

Two more Wisconsin nursing homes closing, both citing Medicaid reimbursement problems

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Nursing homes in Eau Claire and Dallas, WI, announced this week that they were closing, with both blaming inadequate Medicaid reimbursements for the decision to move 77 combined residents.

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Nursing homes demonstrate health information exchange, Minnesota style

Nursing homes demonstrate health information exchange, Minnesota style

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It pains me to say it, but Minnesota's done it again.

Voters give providers something to worry about

Voters give providers something to worry about

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GOP and Democratic strategists were watching the Wisconsin governorship recall race earlier this week as a possible harbinger of this fall's presidential election. But that's a shortsighted view.

Funding rarity: Alabama governor demands more for Medicaid

Funding rarity: Alabama governor demands more for Medicaid

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Amid the flurry of bad news for long-term care providers, regarding Medicaid cuts, a spot of sunshine appeared in Alabama on Wednesday, when the governor said he would veto the state's budget if an additional $200 million were not added to the program.

Healthcare facilities advised to shut down decorative fountains following Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Healthcare facilities should shut down indoor decorative fountains to avoid the spread of Legionnaire's disease, according to a new study.

New law gives break to Wisconsin nursing homes

A new law in Wisconsin gives nursing homes more time to pay penalties for citations and prevents facilities from getting multiple citations for the same violation.