Acute care providers get a payment increase from Medicare of 3% and long-term care hospitals receive an update of 1.35% in a final rule issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A tight labor market has continued to drive up construction costs for skilled nursing facilities — and that’s before accounting for the potential effects of disruptive new tariffs from the Trump administration.
The report calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a key player in the funding of hospice services, to increase its level of scrutiny to improve the detection of these problems.
The Alzheimer’s Association, its advocacy arm the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and its nationwide network of advocates are celebrating another proposed funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health.
U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler is recommending that James Burkhart be sentenced to 151 months in prison for his role in running more than two dozen fraud schemes and kickback arrangements that prosecutors say reaped nearly $20 million.