Also in the News for Friday, Feb. 22

CMS issues newly updated SNF Quality Measure Manual … Paul Ryan talks healthcare at NIC in first post-Congress speech … Doctor to pay $680,000 after overbilling state Medicaid program for nursing home services … Pediatric SNF still can’t admit new patients months after outbreak that killed 11 … Providers furious over $90M slash to nursing homes

Also in the News for Thursday, Feb. 21

CMS launches podcast aimed at reaching providers in a more ‘modern’ fashion … Hoping to avoid Hurricane Irma repeat, lawmakers roll out fuel plan, ensuring adequate supplies for SNFs … Senator pushes bill that would allow Uber, Lyft to receive Medicaid payment

Also in the News for Wednesday, Feb. 20

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

Also in the News for Tuesday, Feb. 19

This year’s flu vaccine is performing well, but deaths are still high … Expert: Seniors’ health costs may be moderating, but need for LTC still growing … Providers rally against $225M slash to state’s Medicaid budget

Also in the News for Friday, Feb. 15

Feds launch new payment model to improve Medicare ambulance services … Granny cam legislation approved by Minnesota Senate panel … CMS releases new insights into upcoming PDPM adoption
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