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GOP Forced To Delay Senate Committee Votes On Price, Mnuchin

Janaury 31, 2017, Associated Press - Republicans delayed indefinitely planned Senate committee votes on President Donald Trump's picks to be Health and Treasury secretaries on Tuesday after Democrats boycotted the session and demanded…

End To Jimmo Legal Battle Between CMS, Patient Advocates In Sight

January 31, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A decision in the fight over how federal health officials should educate people about maintenance therapy coverage may be on the horizon, according to a new report. In August a federal…

Medicaid Expansion Hurts Elderly, Hearing Witness Says

January 31, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has negatively affected vulnerable beneficiaries such as the elderly, according to a witness testifying Tuesday at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight…

Kindred, Genesis Form ‘Groundbreaking’ Post-Acute Collaboration

January 31, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Two of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers are forging a “strategic clinical collaboration,” through which they intend to offer complementary, coordinated services.  The relationship between Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) and…

Union Membership Down, Labor Department Says

January 30, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Across the country, the percentage of workers who belonged to unions decreased 0.4 percentage points from 2015 to 2016, according to new data from…

What Is Your Vision For PACE Expansion And Innovation?

January 30, 2017, Jade Gong, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - In the final days of the Obama administration, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided a parting gift to the PACE community by issuing a Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on the design and…

New York Times: Crisis Looms For Senior Housing

January 30, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Assisted living communities that aren’t hitting the mark with customer service are part of a much larger crisis in senior housing, contributing opinion writer Ariel Arieff wrote in…

How Providers Can Meet The Memory Care Design Challenge

January 30, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - As baby boomers steadily creep up in age, the number of older adults requiring memory care is expected to balloon as well. Though this may come as welcome news to memory care communities nationwide, most of them aren’t necessarily…

C-Suite: Keep Obamacare Coverage, But Not Bundled Payments

January 30, 2017, Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance - C-suite hospital executives want to keep parts of the Affordable Care Act that protect insurance coverage for patients…

Trump Administration Expected To Keep Cracking Down On Nursing Home Fraud

January 30, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Fraud within the skilled nursing sector is expected to remain a focus of the Department of Justice under President Donald Trump, according to experts. Attorneys and former DOJ officials interviewed by Bloomberg…