As the partial government shutdown breaks records and stretches toward a month running, skilled nursing industry advocates are hopeful that resolution is on the horizon.
Providers groups are pushing back against the federal government, as the initial deadline looms for deciding whether to take part in Medicare’s most popular accountable care organization.
Provider advocates came out swinging Thursday over a McKnight’s story relaying a former government official’s claims that nursing homes share the blame in Medicare’s alleged “drifting toward disaster.”
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A former secretary of Health and Human Services and Utah governor believes Medicare is “drifting toward disaster,” requiring immediate attention from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
A Pennsylvania county coroner is pushing for law changes that would require eldercare providers to publicly report all resident deaths. His proposal comes in response to news reports of poor patient care.
An Ontario nursing home must rehire a registered nurse who was caught stealing opioids on the job, and compensate her for her losses.
Apple in talks with private Medicare plans about bringing smartwatches to at-risk seniors … 60% of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries say plans aren’t motivating them to improve their personal health: Survey … Intensive statin doses offer no extra benefit to nursing home residents, study asserts
A state attorney general can continue to challenge a Catholic nursing home provider’s exemption from the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
Skilled nursing providers should not expect the attorney general nominee to brush off False Claims Act cases, according to testimony Tuesday.
Two new reports add to a growing body of evidence that the transition from hospital to skilled nursing facility is less than ideal.
U.S. senator proposes expanding Medicare to include dental benefits … CMS discontinuing five skilled nursing facility denial letters … Long-term care insurance industry paid out more than $10 billion in claims last year, the first time it’s reached that mark
The Trump administration may look to sidestep the House in a move to rein in spending for skilled nursing’s biggest source of funding.
A small study by one noted New York long-term care provider finds promising results in the use of marijuana to help treat nursing home residents.
The early deadline for McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program is Friday.
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A new report notes that rents are likely too high in the skilled-nursing industry and will need to come down to foster a healthier relationship between owner and operators.
An Arizona state legislator is planning to push legislation to allow video cameras in nursing homes after a long-comatose woman gave birth to a baby boy.
A New Hampshire nursing home recently called on the assistance of an unusual helper to track down a dogged bed bug problem.
Senator sounds the alarm on imminent Medicare cuts if government shutdown continues … New study touts the benefits of marijuana use at one U.S. nursing home … Provider threatens cutting services if Medicaid rates don’t improve; SNF advocates hope to see deficit addressed