Three things that won’t happen in long-term care during 2018
Jan 08, 2018
Last week I offered three fearless predictions for the year ahead in long-term care. So without further ado, here are three predictions every long-term care operator can count on. As in, count on NOT to...
Trump administration scaling back nursing home fines: report
Jan 02, 2018
Shortly before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the American Health Care Association sent him a letter asking for regulatory relief, with one of the group’s top executives later saying the...
Certain healthcare words are worth fighting for
Dec 20, 2017
Last week, long-term care providers likely celebrated the slashing of regulations announced by the Trump administration. This week, they should be appalled by a move that may impact how they do their jobs.
Congress told: pharmacy distribution reform severely needed
Dec 14, 2017
The president and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition warned the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Wednesday that pharmacy benefits managers are bad for business, for both consumers...
Lawmaker raises concerns over potential conflicts of interest with health rules
Dec 06, 2017
Using private sector consultants to help rewrite health regulations “raises a number of issues” if they still have ties to the healthcare industry, according to a top House lawmaker.
Health regulations should be pared back, CMS administrator says
Dec 05, 2017
Deregulation in the healthcare industry will help providers focus more on care outcomes, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Friday.
Post-acute providers putting billions into regulatory compliance, report finds
Oct 27, 2017
The healthcare industry spends roughly $39 billion annually on regulatory compliance efforts, with post-acute care providers bearing the brunt, a new report shows.
Promising signs on the regulatory front
Oct 16, 2017
President Trump is no fan of regulations, and long-term care operators have more than their fair share to contend with. So it’s a welcome breeze when Trump says he wants to start eliminating some...
Be proactive with new CMS regulations
Sep 04, 2015
If you wait to only react to the process, you will have to bite off more than you can chew when the deadlines come.
Ask the payment expert … about regs vs. resident choice
Nov 01, 2014
We are going through culture change and wonder if surveyors will be more lenient with regulations if we do something that is resident choice?