Medicare/Medicaid

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

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Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC’s managed long-term care

Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

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Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

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New York Life Insurance to provide new long-term care products, outlook

The development and rollout of new standalone long-term care insurance products has been almost non-existent for a decade.  Aiming to break that trend, New York Life Insurance Company recently rolled out a new and innovative long-term care insurance product. 

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Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

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Oklahoma nursing homes find reprieve, anticipate future strain with Medicaid

Nursing home administrators have faced a slew of potential cuts since last year.

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Americans ill-equipped to pay for long-term care, survey shows

Moll Law Group  surveyed 2,000 people to see how prepared they are for the realities and costs of long-term care.

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Hospitals push home care over skilled nursing thanks to bundled payments

The research focused on 22 hospitals that participated in lower joint replacement episodes within the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

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Long-term, acute care hospitals see payment increase from Medicare

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).

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Some hospice providers neglecting patients, abusing Medicare, according to HHS report

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.

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