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Louisiana legislators limit long-term care competition

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Lawmakers have successfully extended a moratorium to restrict assisted living facilities from entering the market.

Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS extends deadline for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Settings compliance

May 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

State Medicaid programs will get more time to comply with CMS’s new rules on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings.

Will RUGs be swept under the rug?

April 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A new advanced rule-making notice from CMS seems to indicate that Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) may be headed for big changes, especially for SNF therapy billing. But, what will replace them?

CMS funds nursing home for prisoners

April 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates. 

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

April 24, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

The ACA and Medicaid

April 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

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?

Texas proposes new SNF tax to enhance Medicaid

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

If passed, the proposed tax would affect every nursing home in the state. But private-pay residents are calling it a "granny tax."

GOP withdraws healthcare act bill

March 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Minutes before the House was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to withdraw the bill, citing lack of support. The bill would have made sweeping changes to Medicaid. 

Verma confirmed as next CMS Administrator

March 13, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The Senate approved President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Monday.

The repeal and replace bill: Medicaid's most dangerous enemy?

March 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

The GOP's long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is here--but its vision may be dangerously shortsighted.

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