American Nurses Association President Pam Cipriano (one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare) says nurses are well-positioned to improve healthcare quality and care coordination and take on new roles as more care moves out of hospitals.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities would get a 1.7% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule the CMS issued Thursday.
The U.S. Justice Department has jumped into several lawsuits alleging that HCR ManorCare, one of the largest nursing home chains in the U.S., provided unnecessary services to collect more Medicare pay.
The CMS is studying how and whether to replace its controversial “two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays in response to vigorous and persistent complaints from the provider community.
The Boston-based system will end inpatient operations at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore later this year because its leaders concluded it won't be able to survive under new CMS admitting criteria.
Ventas' $1.75 billion cash offer for Ardent Medical Services speaks to the booming healthcare real estate market and the potential for hospitals to find new revenue streams in their real estate assets.
A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.
Healthcare employers added 23,800 jobs in February as physician offices and other ambulatory settings continued to propel the growth. It was the lowest gain, however, since September.
Data Points for the week of Feb., 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare worker injuries, workers' compensation, workplace injuries.
Dr. Marc Rothman has been promoted to senior chief medical officer and senior VP at post-acute-care provider Kindred Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.
Tampa, Fla.-based Greystone Healthcare Management has acquired Executive Care of Columbus (Ohio), a provider of home health and private duty nursing services and its second Ohio acquisition in less than 12 months.
The Ensign Group, a publicly traded company that operates post-acute and urgent-care facilities, is selling 2.5 million new shares to pay off debt from its line of credit and cover other expenses.