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NCPA: Changes to LTC pharmacy consultants ‘jeopardize rural healthcare’

December 21, 2011  | 

CMS has proposed changes to LTC pharmacy consultants that the NCPA says could imperil independent community pharmacies.

10 anticipated psychosocial needs of baby boomers

December 21, 2011  |  by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD

Yeah, we know—"The boomers are coming! The boomers are coming!" But are you ready?

Navigator to form biggest long-term care GPO after Extendicare acquisition

December 20, 2011  | 

Navigator agrees to $56 million acquisition of UHF Purchasing Services and Star Purchasing Services, LLC.

Pioneer ACO model attracts 32 healthcare providers

December 19, 2011  | 

The 32 participating organizations could save Medicare up to $1.1 billion over five years, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

SEC sues former Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac executives

December 16, 2011  | 

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged six former top executives of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation with securities fraud.

Medicaid LTC funding shortfall projected at $6.3 Billion in 2011

December 15, 2011  | 

The projected shortfall in Medicaid funding for long-term care represents a new high for Medicaid, according to a new report.

Conn. nursing home locks out union workers after stalled bargaining

December 14, 2011  | 

HealthBridge Management has locked out union members from West River Health Care Center in Milford because the company was frustrated by 10 months of labor negations with no progress made toward an agreement.

5 holiday life safety tips you might have overlooked

December 14, 2011  |  by Stan Szpytek

Please, for the love of your residents, staff and all visitors, employ some common sense this holiday season.

Nursing home admin convicted of healthcare fraud, kickbacks

December 13, 2011  | 

Kelvin Washington faces decades in prison for receiving payments for the referral of dialysis patients to a local ambulance transport service.

Provider groups: GOP spending bill would mean more SNF Medicare reductions

December 13, 2011  | 

AHCA and the Alliance decry bad debt provision within the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011.