December 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: December 01, 2017

Providers wary of waiver


Less than half of healthcare providers eligible to use the three-day hospital stay waiver available through the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative actually use it, a recent report shows.

Vitas agrees to record-setting settlement

The nation’s largest for-profit hospice provider and its parent company will pay $75 million to settle allegations that it submitted false Medicare claims for hospice services, according to federal authorities.

Numerous states take large opioid distributors to court

Numerous states take large opioid distributors to court

While long-term care continues to struggle between providing opioids for residents in pain and the ramifications from a national epidemic of overdoses, multiple attorneys general are now asking the courts to decide whether the pharmaceutical companies who marketed the drugs and downplayed their addictive nature should be held responsible for the consequences of the crisis.

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