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Medicaid Qualified Income Trust a trying process

January 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Medicare Part B outpatient drug payment cancelled

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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
article

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...

GOP, Trump regime met with optimism

December 9, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

AHCA/NCAL anticipates—and looks forward to—expected regulatory relief and repeal under the new Republican-led White House and Congress.

Home health pushes for more thought on CMS pre-claim policy

December 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A coalition of home health providers is encouraging Congress to give Medicare more time to iron out its home health pre-claim policy before pilots begin.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

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

AHCA ‘excited’ about Trump’s HHS, CMS appointments

November 29, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
news

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees and possible changes to the long-term/post-acute care industry, a vice president said in a call with reporters.

Trump names new CMS administrator

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, Indiana-based health policy consultant, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on state health care reform.

Health care affected by race/ethnicity

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites. 

Nursing home faces $100,000 fine for heroin overdose

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

State and federal health officials seek fines for more than $100,000 at a Chicago nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility. 

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

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.

CMS finalizes site-neutral payment policies

November 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule that will change the way services are reimbursed in off-campus and on-campus settings.

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