With every SNF already under scrutiny, federal task force aims to cut healthcare spending, eliminate...
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 30, 2023
A new task force from the US House Budget Committee will look at how to reduce healthcare spending, including ways to modernize healthcare and support access to care.
Inflation, wage pressures undercut New York’s push for higher staff minimums
Sep 26, 2022
The New York State Health Facilities Association this month asked state officials to repeal spending and staffing mandates adopted by the Department of Health.
Clinical briefs for Monday, June 27
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 27, 2022
National health spending declining as percent of GDP … The FDA wants to regulate nicotine for the first time … Algorithm uses health system data to reduce hypertension diagnosis-to-treatment time …...
SNF spending report could undermine providers’ arguments on pay
Jun 03, 2022
Medicare spending on skilled nursing facilities increased by more than $1 billion between 2019 and 2020 despite the fact that fewer beneficiaries used the services in 2020, according to a new analysis.
Nursing homes sue over minimum staffing ratios, mandatory spending levels
May 25, 2022
Nonprofit New York nursing homes are taking action against the state in a push to overturn “illegal and unconstitutional” policies that establish a minimum staffing requirement and spending mandates...
Pandemic has intensified shift away from SNFs as post-acute care destinations: study
Dec 16, 2021
The decrease in discharges to SNFs could have profound implications for the future of post-acute care and may hasten a reckoning about the instability of the nation’s nursing homes, physician researchers...
Skilled nursing providers aren’t winners in $2T infrastructure plan, but bigger prize may be on horizon
Mar 31, 2021
The $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan unveiled Wednesday evening by President Joe Biden leaves out many of the ambitious healthcare proposals he campaigned on.
Nursing home spending down 7.2%; analysts expect continued, ‘muted’ slide
Jun 30, 2020
Spending for nursing home care dropped 7.2% from April to May despite other healthcare sectors showing signs of recovery amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts said they expect a gradual decline...
A no-brainer plan for Medicare and Medicaid
Dec 11, 2017
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...
Federal government notes slowdown in nursing home spending
May 06, 2014
Decreased payouts for nursing home care was one reason that healthcare spending grew more slowly for seniors than for any other age group between 2002 and 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...