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Congressional Leaders Campaign For Tougher Nursing Home Regulations

July 26, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - More than 30 members of Congress aren't satisfied with proposed regulations for nursing homes and called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for harsher final rules.  In a…

BREAKING: CMS Proposes Mandatory Cardiac Bundled-Payment Pilot

July 25, 2016, Elizabeth Whitman, Modern HealthcareThe CMS took another step in the bundled payment journey Monday, proposing mandatory bundled payment models for heart attacks and bypass surgery that…

Court: Arbitration Agreement Still Enforceable Even Though SNF Doesn't Have Copy Of It

July 24, 2016, James Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A skilled nursing facility that doesn't have a copy of a signed arbitration agreement can still compel arbitration, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.  Although Golden Living…

SNF Owner Led Record $1 billion Medicare Fraud Ring, Authorities Say

July 24, 2016, James Berklan, McKnight's - The owner of more than 30 Miami-area nursing homes and assisted living facilities has been charged with leading a national record $1 billion-plus Medicare fraud scheme. Also accused in the alleged sprawling conspiracy that involved fraudulent…

Cafaro On Taking Ventas Across The $100 Billion Threshold

July 19, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - As the head of one of the biggest senior housing real estate owners in the nation, Debra Cafaro is a big deal.  As CEO and chairman of Ventas, Inc.…

How To Not Go Broke Paying For Long-Term Care During Retirement

July 17, 2016, Natalie Campisi, Houston Chronicle - About 70 percent of people 65 and older will require some type of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Long-term care services encompass both medical and nonmedical forms of assistance, including…

Nursing Home Workers Push Back Against MA Governor's Budget Cuts

July 17, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - Massachusetts nursing home workers are fighting back against last-minute budget cuts that would slash an anticipated $35.5 million funding boost to the state's healthcare workforce. That amount was cut in…

Hospital Admission Rates Among SNF Residents Improving Across U.S.

July 17, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - The number of hospital admissions and readmissions among nursing home residents dropped in many areas in the United States, according to a recent report.  The Commonwealth Fund's “

Window-Shopping Or Moving In? Seniors Take Their Time Choosing Housing

July 14, 2016, Pamela Tabar, Long-Term Living - Seniors and their families might be using a much longer search process for a new residence than you think.  Five percent take at least a year and a half, while three percent are researching their choices for more than two years, according to…

Younger Seniors Amass More End-Of-Life Care Costs, Study Finds

July 14, 2016, Healthcare Finance - Americans in their 80s and 90s are not the ones amassing the largest medical bills to hold off death, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely held belief about the costs of end-of-life care.  Younger seniors…