The current state of public policy for nursing homes could result in additional closures and continued shortfalls in Medicaid payments, providers warned in a lengthy letter to lawmakers.
A federal watchdog agency is raising concerns that health insurers that sell Medicare Advantage plans are using chart reviews to make seniors appear sicker than they are in order to inflate risk adjustment payments they receive from the program.
A program that encourages nursing homes to adopt advance care planning support for residents with Alzheimer’s disease is expanding to nearly 200 facilities in the United States.
Low-occupancy Ohio nursing homes could be excluded from quality incentive payments, advocates warn … More American seniors are dying of natural causes at home, while deaths in hospitals, nursing facilities are on the decline … Less sleep by nurses associated with low patient safety, care quality
Nursing home operators could be subject to tougher surveys and more scrutiny as lawmakers prepare to present legislation that targets nursing home oversight.
Occupancy rates may have stabilized, but skilled nursing providers’ dependence on low-paying Medicaid funding grew during the third quarter, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The average hourly wage that caregivers and certified nursing assistants are willing to work for has increased, according to the latest data released by myCNAjobs. The findings could mean that long-term care providers will have an even tougher time finding nurses amid a caregiver shortage.
Maryland commission looking to develop telehealth program aimed at helping nursing homes manage patients … Nursing home loses bid that challenged application denial for new facility … Tool can predict six-month mortality in seniors following heart attack
The AARP is among 13 organizations supporting proposed legislation that would prohibit federally-certified long-term care providers from requiring pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents.
The percentage of Medicare Advantage plans that offer top supplemental benefits will be decreasing, according to a Duke study.
Long-term care nurses who are empowered and frequently engaged are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs, according to a study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Lawmaker calls on CMS Administrator Verma to resign after personal fraud allegation … $1 million in additional nursing home funding becomes law after Maine governor releases bill … Experts warn holiday season could be ‘disruptive’ to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia
WASHINGTON, DC — Changing payment models have made the last decade “an incredibly bad time” for long-term care in many ways, the leader of the nation’s largest nursing home group said Monday.
A bankruptcy court has approved a reorganization plan for Dallas-based skilled nursing and senior living provider Senior Care Centers LLC.
The skilled nursing segment dropped about 1,700 jobs during the month of November, despite the overall healthcare sector seeing significant growth, according to the latest employment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unexpected virus causes early start to the flu season … Texas’ nursing home care quality is improving despite low ranking … CMS Administrator Verma tried to make taxpayers pay for stolen jewelry, report claims
Providers and policy experts are supporting legislation that would reinstate CNA training programs for facilities that have received civil monetary penalties of more than $10,000.
Pre-dispute arbitration agreements are under attack again by U.S. lawmakers.
The mistake of not taking a 92-year-old resident to the hospital for treatment after he fell, injured his head and died days later will cost a Florida skilled nursing facility nearly $357,000.
AHCA/NCAL, LeadingAge back medical expense deduction legislation … Nursing homes providing ventilator care would get more funding under proposed state bill … Scientists remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Biogen’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug