‘Detrimental to patients and taxpayers’: House hearing lambasts private-equity ownership in nursing...
Mar 26, 2021
Witnesses called for greater transparency and federal oversight of the private-equity landscape within long-term care during a Congressional hearing Thursday that kept the issue in the national spotlight.
Providers brace for another bashing over private-equity investors at House hearing today
James M. Berklan
Mar 25, 2021
Some long-term care operators were preparing for another congressional drubbing today when the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hears testimony about private-equity investment in healthcare.
$450 million for infection control, strike teams for nursing homes in House bill that advances
Feb 16, 2021
Nearly a half a billion dollars in funding will be dedicated toward helping nursing homes prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities if the latest measures advanced by House lawmakers...
Poor staffing in LTC was the ‘gasoline to COVID-19’s match,’ witness testifies at House hearing
Jun 26, 2020
Several expert witnesses called for the federal government to address inadequate staffing at nursing homes and long-term care facilities in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its fatal toll on residents...
Dementia care planning benefit largely untapped: testimony
Nov 15, 2019
Clinicians are the key to spreading awareness of a little-used Medicare benefit that supports long-term quality of life, advocates told Congress.
Pharmacists asked to help curb antipsychotic use in nursing facilities
Sep 02, 2019
A powerful congressman has asked long-term care pharmacists to help monitor and reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes.
Proposed legislation from the House of Representatives would decrease skilled nursing facilities’ Medicare rate updates, introduce new post-acute payment systems and institute readmissions penalties...
Experts tell lawmakers: Obama Medicare proposals would hurt long-term care — or maybe not
May 22, 2013
U.S. lawmakers heard mixed messages at a hearing Tuesday on how proposed Medicare cost-sharing reforms would impact long-term care. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health focused in particular...
Healthcare leaders press Congress for Medicare reimbursement reform
May 30, 2012
Provider groups are pushing Congress to replace the formula Medicare uses to reimburse physicians and eliminate other regulatory burdens.
IPAB repeal to be tied to malpractice legislation
Mar 14, 2012
House Republicans plan to tie the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to medical malpractice legislation when Congress resumes next week.