40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates
Oct 16, 2014
Reversing a trend of rate cutting during the Great Recession, most states are increasing Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes, according to a recently released report. However, states also are accelerating...
OIG: Nursing homes correctly reported 53% of abuse or neglect allegations in 2012
Aug 19, 2014
Only about half of nursing facilities correctly reported abuse or neglect allegations in 2012, indicating that the government needs to provide more guidance and oversight, according to a new report from...
Feds: Tie ACO ratings to SNFs
Aug 01, 2014
Accountable care organizations should be assessed on which patients bounce back to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
22% of beneficiaries return to hospital
Apr 01, 2014
A large number of rehabilitation patients seek hospital care shortly after being discharged from a nursing facility, according to recent research.
Local ‘religiosity’ often tied to fairer business practices
Feb 01, 2014
A number of the nation’s largest nursing facility corporations might have better business practices because their headquarters are in communities where religion is important to many people, new study...
House and Senate ACA-replacement bills propose universal long-term care coverage
Dec 11, 2013
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress have introduced a bill to institute a single-payer healthcare system that would include universal long-term care coverage.
Resident’s gruesome death warrants steep fines: court
Nov 01, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was justified in fining a Kentucky skilled nursing facility $4,050 a day for three months following a resident’s death, a U.S. Appeals Court recently...
A tradition of change
Oct 01, 2013
With a nod to community history, renovations at the Village at Rockville broadened services and created a more tranquil environment
Department of Labor extends minimum wage to home health workers
Sep 18, 2013
The Department of Labor has announced it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health workers providing direct care, earning cheers from long-time advocates of this policy.
60 seconds with … FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed
Sep 01, 2013
Q: The federal government has sued Florida for having too many children in nursing homes. Does the claim have merit?