A federal unified payment system for post-acute providers should not be rushed or haphazard, skilled nursing industry advocates said this week.
The Department of Labor is ordering a Pennsylvania provider to pay almost $40,000 in back wages and other damages after it allegedly shorted employees on overtime.
One of the largest skilled nursing operators in the country is making a change at its top position.
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The federal government likely overpaid about $84 million for improper skilled nursing services during a two-year period, according to a new report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
A deteriorating skilled nursing industry is largely to blame for CVS’ $421 million loss in the fourth quarter, the Omnicare parent said Wednesday.
A Kentucky state senator wants to force local nursing homes to establish minimum staff-to-patient ratios as a condition of receiving their operating licenses.
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A new survey of long-term care leaders finds that experts have a negative outlook for the skilled nursing side of the equation in 2019.
A new attorney general at the helm, plus possible policy changes on the horizon, could spell a slowdown in fraud accusations against providers.
A Connecticut state senator is proposing legislation that would require a public hearing and testimony before a nursing facility can close.
Legionnaires’ disease reports rise more than fivefold since 2000, alleged lack of oversight blamed … State may hike personal needs allowance for long-term care residents … Budget eliminates program allowing disabled Medicaid recipients to manage their aides
Nursing home lobbying groups scored a victory last week with the introduction of a bipartisan bill to kill “rigid provisions” they say are handcuffing the industry’s ability to improve staffing.
Nursing homes are going to need a crash course in the disposal of hazardous materials following a recent law change.
The Ohio attorney general has indicted seven former Columbus nursing facility workers on dozens of charges following a patient’s 2017 death from bedsores.
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After receiving a barrage of feedback, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is updating its new website for the Patient-Driven Payment Model, and touting a quick release for a much-anticipated regulatory/training manual
Add another big-name player to the list of experts believing that the skilled nursing real estate market is heating up.
Lawmakers hoping to dive into the idea of “Medicare for all” dipped their toes in uncertain waters by unveiling slightly less ambitious new legislation Wednesday.
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