Skilled nursing operators stand to reap their biggest Medicare raise in recent memory under a 3.0% market basket update proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Friday afternoon.
For what seems like the umpteenth time, another media outlet has taken aim at the skilled care sector.
The OIG will be reviewing medical and dental services, and drug prescription denials, by the managed care organizations overseeing Medicaid beneficiaries. A final report is expected next year.
A hospital that fired an employee who refused a flu vaccination will pay $75,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit, government officials said Friday.
Numerous states are trying to create a long-term care insurance program funded by a payroll tax, but it looks like Washington will be the first to actually do it.
20 Illinois nursing homes have closed since 2014 … FDA approves generic version of opioid overdose nasal spray … Risk management, data protection among HHS information security weaknesses, report finds
Oklahoma skilled nursing providers are due for a $23-a-day boost for Medicaid payments. But there’s a catch.
Providers and public health officials said Tuesday that they are pursuing contingency plans to replace up to 2,500 nursing home workers who have threatened to strike at 20 facilities in less than two weeks.
For years, the future of the Champaign County Nursing Home in Illinois was debated, similar to deliberations taking place about many other county nursing homes around the country.
Verma: ‘Medicare for all’ called a grave threat … 35% of Florida’s nursing homes have installed mandated generators ahead of this year’s storm season … Death of nursing home resident ruled a homicide
One of the nursing home industry’s top leaders is firing back at a Washington Post opinion piece that alleged that SNF care is declining because of fewer regulations and lax oversight.
The wife of a Washington nursing home resident cannot sue a provider by citing a federal law that sets standards for facilities.
Skilled nursing providers who care for dual-eligible beneficiaries are being put at a disadvantage by risk models that are leaving out key pieces of information.
Washington Senate passes payroll tax to offset LTC costs … Bill would increase personal needs allowance for residents … Fugitive accused of $10.7M SNF fraud pleads guilty, faces up to 10 years
Tougher state surveys and a campaign of greater regulatory scrutiny could be in nursing home operators’ near future.
About 2,500 skilled nursing facility workers from across Connecticut say they are prepared to go on strike, unless the governor adds millions into the budget for the field.
Long-term care facilities across the country are trying outside-the-box methods to better address dementia and eradicate the fragmentation that patients and their families experience.
Lawmakers propose ‘emergency task force’ to understand nursing home woes … Bill would require written consent of SNF patient’s family before giving antipsychotics … FDA alerts providers to temporary shortage of breathing tube
The top official at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday that she has directed the agency to undertake a “comprehensive review” of its regulations, guidelines and processes relate to skilled nursing facilities.
An ambulance company is suing a Georgia nursing home, claiming that it repeatedly ignored warnings to more judiciously use its services.