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LTC achieves antipsych goal

After years of pushing, long-term care facilities have reduced their use of antipsychotic medication for dementia, according to an April report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

White House proposes 'accelerated' skilled nursing facility payment cuts

White House proposes ‘accelerated’ skilled nursing facility payment cuts

The White House’s proposed 2015 budget includes sharp cuts to skilled nursing facility reimbursements, which has drawn strong criticism from the nation’s largest long-term care provider group. To cut federal spending on healthcare by $402 billion, the White House seeks to “encourage efficient post-acute care by adjusting payment updates for certain post-acute providers.”

Cheryl Phillips, M.D.

$30 million cut from Medicare

Skilled nursing facilities will see $470 million in aggregate 2014 Medicare reimbursements, which is $30 million less than projected in a proposed rule, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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