‘Strap on your seat belts,’ as post-acute experts forecast opportunities amid threats of week-old...
Jan 27, 2021
Long-term care providers wary of extra scrutiny should also be prepared for new opportunities in an administration that will likely expand insurance coverage and embrace innovative care models that could...
Biden nominates defender of long-term care causes and a virus expert to health team
Dec 08, 2020
Xavier Becerra, chosen as secretary of HHS, is California’s attorney general, a former member of Congress and a champion of the ACA and other long-term care industry causes. Rochelle Walensky, M.D.,...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 10
Nov 10, 2020
Patient groups ask U.S. Supreme Court to uphold ACA ahead of Tuesday hearing … Biden announces COVID advisory board … Patients’ response to Parkinson’s drugs linked to presence of tremor … Aspirin...
Long-term care usage increased under ACA-funded Medicaid expansion
Oct 13, 2020
The use of long-term care services increased among both seniors and low-income adults following the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new investigation.
Little Sisters of the Poor to fight state attorneys over ACA contraception mandate rollback
Nov 27, 2017
The Little Sisters of the Poor, the nursing home-operating group of nuns that made headlines for its battle against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, is taking up the fight...
Gear up for another healthcare payment fight
Sep 20, 2017
Watching the GOP try to force through its latest healthcare reform plan, which would once again hit Medicaid hard, I was reminded of something my mother used to jokingly say: “It’s like deja...
How healthcare helps you get a job
Jul 26, 2017
The fate of many of the members of our long-term care family are now in the hands of the Senate as it debates the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Highest Court takes a pass on MedPAC-replacement case
Apr 01, 2015
Attorneys working to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board vowed Tuesday to fight the IPAB’s first board action, whenever it might come. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear...
Analysis shows Obamacare has had little effect on large employers
Mar 19, 2015
The Affordable Care Act has prompted few large companies to change or begin offering health insurance plans to their employees — because most already comply with the president’s signature healthcare...
More than 40% of sepsis re-hospitalizations preventable: JAMA
Mar 13, 2015
As long-term care providers face looming pressures to avoid re-hospitalization under the Affordable Care Act, new research has found that over 40% of all return visits among severe sepsis patients are...