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A new study suggests that nursing home providers could be vastly underreporting major-injury falls in the Minimum Data Set, which the Nursing Home Compare website uses to report nursing home performance.
Amol Navathe, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
The federal government again is touting the success of accountable care organizations under the Shared Savings Program.
Stakeholders were keeping a close eye on any data available at press time that could lead to conclusions about the recently instituted Patient Driven Payment Model.
When treatment rates for a common hip fracture go up among Medicare beneficiaries, so too does the risk for adverse outcomes, costs and mortality, new research has shown.
A New York federal appeals court last month blocked a federal rule that leading industry advocates warned could hurt immigrant seniors and limit their use of long-term care services.
Long-term care took center stage for a brief moment during last month’s Democratic presidential primary debate.
Residents with Alzheimer’s disease prefer emotionally meaningful, familiar pursuits over task-oriented activities, a study published online in the journal Aging and Mental Health found.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted to recommend pay cuts to nursing homes, hospice services and others, drawing swift provider rebukes in January.
Early anecdotal evidence about the new Patient Driven Payment Model indicated success for both nursing home providers and residents, the nation’s top nursing home lobbyist said in January.
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