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CBO releases cost estimate, Senate delays vote on healthcare bill

June 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Senate’s version of healthcare reform would cut federal deficit, but also would make deep cuts to Medicaid at the federal and state levels.

Louisiana legislators limit long-term care competition

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Lawmakers have successfully extended a moratorium to restrict assisted living facilities from entering the market.

Texas lawmakers approve series of LTC reforms

June 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Texas legislators approved several bills in the final hours of session that will affect seniors and the long-term industry through nursing home quality reforms, improve access to healthcare and help families. 

Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

May 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

Trump’s budget plan slashes Medicaid

May 25, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The president’s 2018 budget includes a proposal for more than $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade. 

Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

May 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

May 11, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

House passes AHCA bill by 4 votes

May 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The promise of $8 billion for high-risk and pre-existing conditions pushed the bill in the GOP's favor. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where the margins for passage are predicted to be tougher.

Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

May 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year...

CMS: SNF antipsychotic use at lowest level since 2011

April 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The prevalence of antipsychotics in SNFs has dropped consistently since the CMS mandate to reduce unnecessary usage went into effect in 2012.

CMS funds nursing home for prisoners

April 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates. 

Congress to CMS: bolster oversight audits

April 28, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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.