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Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
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Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

FDA nixes 14-day drug pre-packaging rule

January 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new FDA rules acknowledge the unique role and dispensing needs of LTC pharmacies, including emergency kits and remote dispensing.

CMS releases home health agency rules

January 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Home health agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds must now comply with a new set of rules designed to close the gaps in care documentation.

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

CMS offers compliance guidelines to HCBS settings on wandering

December 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released compliance guideline fact sheet for home- and community-based providers who care for people who exhibit wandering or exit-seeking.

OSHA issues rule to continue recordkeeping

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule upholding the agency’s longstanding position that it’s an employer’s duty to record any injury or illness continues for the full five-year record-retention period.

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.

TX judge halts overtime increase

November 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Texas federal judge has granted an injunction to stop the Department of Labor's overtime wage increase set to begin Dec. 1.

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.

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