The long-term care community responded following a federal hearing Thursday that featured calls for increased oversight of nursing homes to ensure quality standards are being met and prompted interest in another federal study on the use of antipsychotic medications on residents.
The Louisiana Department of Health will spend more than $13 million to settle allegations that it used nursing homes and hospice care to submit false and inflated Medicaid claims.
California nursing homes could face tougher scrutiny on its emergency preparedness after a federal report detailed compliance issues in several facilities.
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The federal government will soon be issuing guidance for states considering Medicaid block grants and per capita cap programs — a move that could pave the way for more states to consider Medicaid block grant systems.
Nursing home providers in New York could soon face additional scrutiny after the state named medical facilities where patients have been treated for the deadly fungus, Candida auris.
A leading nursing home organization is advocating for a federal bill that would increase the use of telehealth through Medicare and help lead to improved care.
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A new proposal aimed at clamping down on “impermissible financing arrangements” under Medicaid could hurt supplemental payments providers currently receive.
A New Jersey operator is challenging a jury verdict that awarded $6 million to a former administrator in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
A survey of registered nurses found about 20% are planning to retire within the next five years indicating that staffing shortages could worsen.
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Daily coinsurance rates for seniors in skilled nursing facilities will be rising next year.
Nursing home care and facility use of antipsychotics are among the issues that could be discussed during a federal hearing slated for later this week.
Proposed legislation that would increase state reimbursements for Medicaid patients could help “stabilize” skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Washington, according to providers.
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Accountable care organizations have not done enough to reduce Medicare program spending, a new analysis from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission indicates.
CareTrust REIT executives painted an improving picture Friday during a third-quarter earnings call, but also shared startling details of an operator’s collapse, which has led to the sale of six facilities for $37 million. The San Clemente, CA-based real estate investment trust posted a loss of $10.1 million, or 11 cents per share, but some…
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