The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, will allow the Trump administration to begin enforcing a rule that allows the government to base green card decisions on whether an immigrant could later be seen as a financial burden to taxpayers.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s proposal for a public long-term care insurance program could be a promising solution for seniors, according to one prominent expert on Monday. Others also have plans that merit discussion, added Forbes contributor Howard Gleckman.
Operators looking to construct new nursing facilities in New York could be met with a 3% tax hike under a Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2020-21 budget proposal.
Rescission of state Medicaid contracts worth $21B faces pushback … Majority of family caregivers say healthcare workers don’t ask about their understanding of older adults’ treatments … Feds working on proposal to reduce out-of-pocket insulin costs for seniors
There were more than 1,200 deals within the health services industry in 2019, and long-term care, once again, led the pack for all sectors, according to a PwC report.
Long-term care providers could soon have access to a newly developed tool that can accurately predict the life expectancy of dementia patients.
Race is likely not a major factor when it comes to the inappropriate use of antipsychotics in nursing home residents after a new study found that facilities with high proportions of black residents had “significantly lower rates” of inappropriate use.
CMS announcement on greater Medicaid block grant eligibility could be this week … Some state, federal policies found to limit Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to opioid treatment meds: GAO … Bankrupt New Jersey nursing home gets a new owner
CMS announced Thursday that it plans to combine and standardize its eight separate Compare websites: Nursing Home, Hospital, Home Health, Dialysis Facility, Long-Term Care Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Physician and Hospice.
A typo cost a post-acute care provider nearly $300,000 in Medicare payments, but a federal judge has ruled that the it can again challenge the penalty after the federal government used an outdated rule to support it.
Funding cuts to Medicare and Social Security aren’t out of the question following recent comments by President Donald Trump.
CMS posts new draft version of MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History … Former nursing home owner gets 7 years in prison for $48M fraud scheme … Discovery of new Alzheimer’s gene could help slow its progression … Having residents drink more tea may decrease their chances of developing depression
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a detailed MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for its next version of the MDS, which is scheduled to go live Oct. 1, 2020.
Federal regulators say that nursing homes could eventually come to see patient satisfaction scores included in Five Star Quality Ratings and on the Nursing Home Compare website.
One of the nation’s leading nursing home associations is calling on providers to rise up against a proposed rule that has “serious implications” for their supplemental payments as an important deadline nears.
Residents using opioids and other means to help treat their lower back pain will have an additional treatment option under Medicare.
Doctor to pay $1.1M to settle claims he paid kickbacks for services to long-term care patients … Caregivers lose pay raises at Missouri state-run nursing homes for veterans … $20K bail set for woman accused of fighting nursing home employees, robbery
Guidance for states considering implementing a Medicaid block grant system could be days away.
Nursing home providers likely will have to perform a balancing act when using opioids to treat pain in residents with Alzheimer’s, as the medications offer both benefits and adverse effects, according to a Finnish researcher.
The owner of a skilled nursing ambulance provider was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $752,000 after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud.