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412 charged in largest-ever fraud bust

July 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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July has been a record-breaking month for the Department of Justice’s fraud squad, which orchestrated a 30-state takedown totaling $1.3 billion in fraudulent or illegal activities.

Senate abandons second healthcare bill

July 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate GOP has pulled the plug on its most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Senate GOP issues revisions to BCRA health bill

July 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.

States must beef up LTSS for boomers

July 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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AARP concluded in a recent report that states are improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) but aren’t keeping pace with growing demand. 

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

CBO releases cost estimate, Senate delays vote on healthcare bill

June 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate’s version of healthcare reform would cut federal deficit, but also would make deep cuts to Medicaid at the federal and state levels.

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing. 

Texas lawmakers approve series of LTC reforms

June 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Texas legislators approved several bills in the final hours of session that will affect seniors and the long-term industry through nursing home quality reforms, improve access to healthcare and help families. 

Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.

Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

May 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year...

The ACA and Medicaid

April 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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After months of political leverage on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP decided to ditch its new House bill without voting on it. Now what?

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