Policy

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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Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model netted Medicare about $62 million in net savings in its first year of operations — and cutting spending in skilled nursing facilities was a key driver for the decrease.

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New rules set for dialysis in nursing homes

Revisions to the State Operations Manual were released to state survey agencies by David Wright, the director of the Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at CMS, and are effective immediately with no further changes.

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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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Nursing home admissions halted after resident’s injury, lack of treatment

The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

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