A federal rule that prohibits long-term care facilities from requiring residents to sign a binding arbitration agreement as a requirement for receiving care could be delayed for some nursing facilities, despite going into effect nationwide Monday.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General is estimating that Medicare incorrectly paid nearly $850,000 for emergency ambulance transports from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities.
Nursing home and skilled nursing providers could lose a combined $67 billion in annual revenue if a “simple” cure for Alzheimer’s disease is found quickly, one researcher believes.
McKnight’s Fall Online Expo arrives Wednesday … Common Alzheimer’s drug doubles hospitalization risk … Planned long-term care facility for sick, aging inmates in North Carolina remains unused
Few can argue that stakeholders have worked hard to get up to speed on the Patient-Driven Payment Model.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has stopped False Claims Act allegations against a long-term home health care provider accused of defrauding the government.
Long-term nursing home residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) are 112% more likely to use skilled nursing services than those with Medicare fee-for-service plans, a new study found.
Strategies on how providers can master the transition into the Patient-Driven Payment Model will lead the way at the annual McKnight’s Fall Online Expo, which is set to open at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.
Connecticut gives nursing homes temporary funding reprieve … Genetic cancer risk scam aimed at seniors potentially stealing ‘millions’ from Medicare … Researchers use mobile games to detect cognitive decline
Convicted long-term care businessman Philip Esformes was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for a record Medicare fraud scheme that he ran through his network of nursing homes.
A provider that operates six skilled nursing and one assisted living facility in New York has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing a “crushing rent burden” for its facilities.
Frequently interacting and providing emotional support to the relatives of dying long-term care relatives has a strong impact on the family members’ satisfaction levels with the caregiving process, a new study has found.
Michigan providers ordered to pay $400K in back wages … Nursing homes in Massachusetts may become subject to more oversight … Experts push for drug monitoring in care homes
The leader of the largest nursing home association in the country said Monday that it should take about six weeks to develop a clear understanding of the ramifications of a drastically overhauled Medicare reimbursement system that goes into effect Oct. 1.
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of at least 30 years in prison and an order to pay $207.4 million in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid for convicted long-term care business mogul Philip Esformes.
LTC worker shortage under the microscope in Maine … Fallout continues over nursing home funding cuts in Connecticut … Massachusetts voters could be the deciders on changing nursing home reimbursement rates
Federal authorities want a $38.7 million forfeiture judgment against Philip Esformes at his sentencing hearing Thursday. He was recently convicted of running a record $1.3 B fraud scheme through his network of nursing homes.
A major hospice provider is praising an appeals court decision that agreed a clinical judgment cannot be deemed as fraud under the False Claims Act based on a difference of physician opinions.
Research into Alzheimer’s treatment entered a new phase Tuesday.
California nursing homes prepare for wildfire blackouts … Diabetes, chronic kidney disease patients neglecting Medicare coverage for nutrition help … CMS could use CERT data to identify high-risk home health agencies