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

Print Issue: March 01, 2017

Red, white and blue bash

Red, white and blue bash

President Donald Trump was in two places at one time on Jan. 20 — his inauguration in Washington, D.C., and The Summit at Plantsville in Plantsville, CT.

Gary Tetz

Where the rubber meets the road

I’ve been thinking a lot about tires today. Mostly because I can. And because my brain hurts from pondering possible PPS changes, Ultra-High therapy billing, and whether peptide-hydrogel biomaterial helps heal chronic wounds.

Kellyanne Conway

Trump aide: Medicaid grants will cut fraud

In a possible sign of what providers might be able to expect regarding Medicaid funding changes, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said in late January that moving to block grants would “really cut out the fraud, waste and abuse,” and that beneficiaries would “get the help directly.”

Seema Verma

Verma: Fraud a hefty priority

Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said during her Feb. 16 confirmation hearing that tackling healthcare fraud would be a “top priority” should she get the job.

John O'Connor

This Price is no bargain

Dr. Tom Price recently became Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Long-term care operators should cast a wary eye for two reasons: Medicaid and Medicare.

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