Medicare/Medicaid

Long-term care, Medicare Advantage find growth together

Health care providers selling Medicare Advantage (MA) products isn’t a new trend, but typically “providers” refers to hospitals, health systems, or physician groups.

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Skilled nursing facilities voice displeasure with Medicare Advantage plans

The study authors conducted 154 interviews with the stakeholders, who hailed from eight markets across the U.S.

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Lawsuit alleges skilled nursing violation by Molina

The insurer Molina Healthcare was accused of neglecting to provide a mandatory skilled nursing program in violation of its managed Medicaid contracts with the state of Illinois.

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Market leads providers to expect spike in insurance costs

Liability insurance rates for senior living and long-term care (LTC) providers are expected to go up anywhere from 5% to 30% in 2019.

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Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

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Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

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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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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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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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