Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say
Nov 08, 2011
The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according...
Resident satisfaction rates have improved and health survey citations are declining in skilled nursing facilities, according to a new quality of care report.
Older disabled individuals choosing community-based living, report states
Sep 02, 2011
Greater numbers of older disabled Americans are choosing assisted living or continuing care retirement communities over nursing homes, but have higher rates of hospitalization, a new report says.
Study: Nursing homes to lose $79 billion in funding
Aug 16, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 11.1% reimbursement rate cut to skilled-nursing facilities will reduce Medicare payments to the entire sector by $79 billion over 10 years, according...
Home healthcare costs often lower than post-acute care after hospitalization, analysis finds
Jun 24, 2011
Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems are far less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when discharged to their homes than if they receive other post-acute care services, a new analysis...
Potential CMS payment reduction would harm nursing homes, experts say
May 02, 2011
Long-term care industry experts are challenging a federal proposal that would cut Medicare funding by as much as 11.3%.
Providers concerned about federal cuts, job stability
Feb 10, 2011
Healthcare providers are worried that the Medicare and Medicaid cuts predicted in President Obama’s FY 2012 budget will affect the quality of care offered in skilled nursing facilities, and damage...