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CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for SNFs

November 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for nursing homes

November 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

October 17, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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An immediate jeopardy deficiency can cost providers dearly in finances and reputation. But what if it’s not true? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz discusses a recent case where the provider challenged CMS over nearly $1 million in fines—and won.

Medicaid cuts could cause greater care gaps

September 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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An analysis of Nusing Home Compare shows cuts to Medicaid could harm the poorest residents and lowest-rated facilities that will have to do more with less. That could cost the government even more. 

Chronic disease communication lacking

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.  

CMS raises reimbursement by 1%, pushes VBP

August 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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With the Value-Based Purchasing program due to begin in 2019, CMS is pushing SNFs to get on board with performance baselines now.

Senate says no to 'skinny repeal' healthcare bill version

July 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate has voted 51-49 to keep the Affordable Care Act law the way it is—for now. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it’s time to “move on.”

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.

The new LTC bundle: housing and insurance

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A few nursing home companies have begun selling their own private insurance policies on the Medicare Advantage market

Medicare Advantage plans murky on benefits

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found one-quarter of reviewed plans had disproportionality high numbers of sicker people dropping out.

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. 

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