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Bye-bye, CMMI?

September 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the dawn of big changes at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). What will happen to all the bundled payment projects?

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

Senate committee examines disaster planning for seniors

September 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Aging Committee will review disaster planning following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

Tufts report: Statewide efforts needed for dementia-friendly communities

August 7, 2017  |  PR Newswire
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The extensive demographic analysis examines Massachussetts' readiness to care for its growing population of older adults. How would your state fare under the report's recommendations?

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.”

House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

July 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018.

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

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.

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.

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