Topic: Skilled Nursing Facilities
President Trump and a prominent progressive traded barbs over a Medicare-for-all bill. Plus, are nursing homes scamming Medicare using dying patients?
Arkansas officials announce early results from Medicaid work requirements, plus more payer headlines from around the web.
The proposal would create patient-centric, site-neutral payments for post-acute care settings that cost $60 billion a year.
Despite enhanced guidance from CMS, nursing homes hit by disaster often struggle to execute emergency plans and protect residents.
Bundled payments are pushing hospitals to cut back on discharges to skilled nursing facilities, according to a new study.
The Good Samaritan Society's members approved a plan to merge with Sanford Health this week, folding long-term care services into Sanford's portfolio.
Those who think they can just manage with business as usual and rely on models from decades ago may be among the first to close their doors.
A proposed change to how skilled nursing facilities get paid would improve the quality of care provided to patients, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said.
In a late-Friday rule dump, the CMS proposed boosts to its annual payments for post-acute care providers, including skilled nursing facilities and hospice.
The acquisition would take place through a joint venture with Welltower, a healthcare real estate and investment trust.