Louisiana

Louisiana, Missouri leaders wrestle with 'granny cam' laws

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In-room nursing home cameras could soon be operating in a sixth state, thanks to the signature of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D).

Louisiana lawmakers want to shift money from nursing homes to home health

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A group of Louisiana legislators wants to change the way the state provides care for its elderly and disabled residents by shifting funding and other support away from nursing homes and toward in-home services.

Louisiana notifying 16K nursing home residents they could be forced out in funding fight

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About 60,000 elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients in Louisiana are being told they should expect to lose their benefits in July, and advocates say more than a quarter of them could be forced out of the long-term care facilities they call home.

Nursing home association wants no part of Medicaid managed care

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Managed care is not being warmly embraced by long-term care providers everywhere. Nearly 40 states are in various completion phases of transitioning to privatized Medicaid managed care systems, but Louisiana's nursing homes are defiantly resisting efforts there to have them join the party.

Berkadia announces $156 million in financing

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.

AHT connects with COMS

American HealthTech announced a partnership with COMS Interactive Tuesday.

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

State officials settle lawsuit to keep disabled out of nursing homes

Louisiana health officials will ask the federal government for 200 waivers that would allow disabled Medicaid recipients to receive long-term personal care services, according to the terms of a settlement.

Louisiana to return excessive nursing home funds to CMS

Louisiana has agreed to repay $122 million in extra nursing home payments it received during 2001 and 2002, according to recent news reports.