Kindred Healthcare seeks review of $10M denial for dual-eligible patients
Mar 23, 2018
Kindred Healthcare on Wednesday sued Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for more than $10.1 million in lost reimbursements, saying a previous decision penalizes some of the company’s long-term...
Also in the news for Sept. 30, 2014 . . .
Sep 30, 2014
CMS clarifies appropriate use of power strips in long-term care resident rooms …GAO: Integrating Medicare and Medicaid may not reduce costs on dual-eligible care … Brookdale discriminated against...
Nursing homes tend to administer high-risk medications to returning residents, study shows
Sep 12, 2014
Nursing homes may be ratcheting up high-risk medication use for certain residents who return to the facility after a stay in the hospital, according to recently published findings.
Empowering nurse practitioners could reduce hospitalizations from SNFs, study finds
Aug 29, 2014
Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to recently published findings.
Also in the news for May 29, 2014 . . .
May 29, 2014
TX joins dual eligibles demo … Hospitals continue to improperly code for post-acute transfers, OIG finds … Home hospice owner gets 14-year sentence, $16M fine … Deadly nursing home fire...
Dual eligibles more likely to go from hospitals to lower quality nursing homes, referral process might...
May 27, 2014
People eligible both for Medicare and Medicaid go to lower-quality nursing homes after being hospitalized at a rate higher than Medicare-only patients, according to researchers from Brown and Harvard universities.
House bill would ease readmissions penalties for hospitals that treat many dual eligibles and low-income...
Mar 13, 2014
Hospitals that treat a high percentage of patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid would get a break on readmissions penalties if a new bill in the House of Representatives were to become law....
Nov 01, 2013
ARIZONA — U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) has put forward a bill that would allow government funding for veteran nursing homes built on Native American tribal land.
Nursing homes beneficial for Medicare program, researchers find
Aug 28, 2013
Nursing homes often decrease residents’ need for services covered under Medicare, according to new research published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The results reinforce the idea...
Taking care of Medicare and Medicaid’s dual-eligibles: A job for Super- , er, Ombudsman
Jul 16, 2013
Giving long-term care stakeholders a reason to cheer, California recently requested a federal waiver to implement Cal MedConnect, a demonstration project meant to improve care coordination for people who...