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Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will not move forward with a mandatory five-year Medicare initiative that would have tested new ways to pay for outpatient drugs under Medicare Part B.

LTC industry: Get back to basics ahead of Trump Adminstration

December 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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There may be regulatory changes ahead for the long-term care industry under a Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress, but Cynthia Morton says the best thing long-term care facilities can do is to keep doing what they've always done: take care of...

21st Century Cures Act includes ambitious health care spending

December 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Both parties of Congress agree more money needs to be spent on cancer research, mental health, precision medicine, BRAIN initiatives, the opioid epidemic and regulating medical software. 

GOP, Trump regime met with optimism

December 9, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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AHCA/NCAL anticipates—and looks forward to—expected regulatory relief and repeal under the new Republican-led White House and Congress.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Contributor Robert Gatty ponders whether sweeping reforms are ahead as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet and Republicans retain majority in Congress. 

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Trump picks healthcare leader, plans for healthcare reform

November 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Three days after the U.S. election, President-elect Trump has announced his choice to lead the healthcare segment of his transition team.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

BPCI Model 3: Bonanza or boondoggle?

October 6, 2016  |  Kevin R. McMahon
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There’s an argument to be made for being an early adopter with Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model 3, but there are also questions about how much participants will ultimately save.

Feds propose improvements to PACE

September 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The proposed plan is intended to streamline and improve the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to help seniors avoid nursing home care.

CMS' Final Rule: Is it a win for residents?

September 30, 2016  |  Tom Ealey and Elizabeth Cameron, JD, MBA
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Two business administration academics take an early look at what CMS' Final Rule for long-term care reform legislation will mean.

NOTICE Act takes effect

August 25, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.

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