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Congress to CMS: bolster oversight audits

April 28, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to explain nearly $125 million in potential overcharges for Medicare Advantage plans. 

Ageless works of art

April 28, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak

A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students. 

Medicaid, Medicare and Mary Jane

April 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Surprise—states that have legalized medical marijuana have far lower Medicaid and Medicare Part D prescription costs for certain chronic conditions, say recent studies. Will this get CMS' attention?

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson's

April 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. 

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

April 26, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak

Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition.

NCCDP seeks CNA of the Year noms

April 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Do you know a dementia care CNA who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations are now being accepted for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners CNA of the Year award.

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

April 24, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

VNAA forms first national association for home healthcare

April 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new national association will raise awareness of the roles of home-based care and advocate for better financial models to support it.

Seal makes splash with seniors

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care.