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CMS Administrator Seema Verma wants more “market competition and consumer choice.”

Federal spending on SNFs is firmly into an upward curve

Spending growth in nursing care and continuing care retirement communities is on the rise and expected to continue for at least the next eight years, according to new federal estimates. The growth rate, which was 3% annually in 2013, will climb to 5.3% by 2026, leading to about $261 billion in yearly expenditures. Also by…

Also in the News for Wednesday, Feb. 7

Reports: Trump administration considering lifetime cap on Medicaid coverage … CNA and mother-in-law charged with stealing $34K from resident under his care … Hospital location often dictates LTAC placement when skilled nursing would fit better

John O'Connor

A no-brainer plan for Medicare and Medicaid

But for those of you who think outrageous political trickery is dead, please let me point you in the direction of Capitol Hill. For we appear to be in the midst of one of the better con jobs to come along in quite some time, and it’s threatening your supply of Medicare and Medicaid dollars.

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