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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.
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.
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.
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.
With the Value-Based Purchasing program due to begin in 2019, CMS is pushing SNFs to get on board with performance baselines now.
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.”
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.
A few nursing home companies have begun selling their own private insurance policies on the Medicare Advantage market
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found one-quarter of reviewed plans had disproportionality high numbers of sicker people dropping out.
GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.
AARP concluded in a recent report that states are improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) but aren’t keeping pace with growing demand.