Industry FAQ

Industry FAQ

What is the Regulatory Reform Initiative?

On June 8, 2001, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative to reduce regulatory burdens in health care and respond faster to the concerns of health care providers, state and local governments and individual Americans who are affected by HHS rules.

What short-term trends are affecting nursing homes?

According to a Wall Street analysis conducted for CMS, here are several: • Wall Street is more pessimistic than in the past about sector prospects. • Higher Medicare payments are subsidizing lower Medicaid payments for nursing facilities. • Many chains are exiting states where liability costs are high. • Access to capital is extremely limited.

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