Supreme Court to rule on whether providers can sue states over inadequate Medicaid rates
Oct 06, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether private sector healthcare providers can sue states to increase Medicaid reimbursements, the high court announced Thursday. Based on previous rulings,...
LINK conference celebrates 10th anniversary
Jul 17, 2014
The Lincoln Intelligence Group will holds its 10th annual LINK Conference from July 21 to July 23 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Ninety provider companies have been invited to participate.
New tool may help improve ostomy care
Jan 01, 2014
Providers caring for ostomy patients can soon use an algorithm that helps improve care management and patient safety, its proponents claim.
Aging experts in Dallas, Washington broadcast the same message: Chronic disease is not inevitable with...
Oct 30, 2013
There was synergy between Dallas and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Prominent speakers at the LeadingAge conference in Dallas addressed what it means to age well and how people’s understanding of...
Bill would limit Medicare claim reviews for trusted providers
Oct 18, 2013
A bill in the House of Representatives aims to create a “trusted provider” status in the Medicare program, which would potentially streamline the reimbursement and claims review processes for...
High points from HIT summit provide provider lessons
Jul 24, 2013
To participate in these new payment models, LTPAC providers will need to evaluate their health IT infrastructure and make successful deployment a priority.
States have ‘wide discretion’ to cut Medicaid payments to providers, White House says
Feb 27, 2013
The White House said states can reduce Medicaid payments to long-term care operators and other healthcare providers in a court brief filed Monday.
Can household models pay off?
Dec 03, 2012
An increasingly popular theme among providers who are struggling with occupancy and looking to replace their outdated facility is that the current market demands privacy and is willing to pay for it.
Senator calls for an end to misleading wheelchair and scooter advertisements
Oct 19, 2012
The aggressive marketing of power wheelchairs and scooters to seniors drives up Medicare costs and puts providers in a tough spot, says Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
Medicaid providers with unpaid taxes should be barred from federal reimbursement, lawmakers say
Aug 03, 2012
The federal government should bar healthcare providers with large amounts of unpaid taxes from receiving Medicaid funds, incensed lawmakers said Thursday following the release of a government report.