Topic: Skilled Nursing Facilities
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.
The current spotlight on post-acute care outcomes could set the stage for addressing postsurgical disparities, experts say.
Atlantic Health System's new approach to care for patients after hip and knee replacement surgery has led to cost savings.
Medicare Advantage plans appear to steer enrollees to lower-quality nursing homes than traditional Medicare does, according to a new study.
There’s an increasing number of nursing home specialists entering the long-term care field, a trend that could change care delivery.
What being old and sick in America can mean—and how older patients can navigate the often treacherous journey through the healthcare system.