Kindred Healthcare has agreed to purchase Arkansas' home health operations in a privatization move that would put the company's facilities in 70 counties across the state, compared with the four it currently covers.
Phillip Douglas, chairman and CEO of LifeCare Holdings, will retire Aug. 1. He has led the Plano, Texas-based system since March 2011.
Despite outcry from industry stakeholders, advocates and beneficiaries, the CMS is moving forward with a three-year demonstration in which beneficiaries from five states would need to get prior approval before they get home health services.
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually. Americans are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living communities, while adult day care costs fell...
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.
A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration.
Skilled-nursing facilities may see an $800 million bump, Medicare might pay out $125 million more to rehab facilities, and hospices could get a $330 million increase.
Federal, state and local authorities will collaborate in 10 new regional task forces across the country to toughen enforcement against nursing homes accused of providing grossly substandard care to patients and residents, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Industry stakeholders say the new CMS initiative for skilled-nursing facilities acknowledges the role of post-acute-care facilities in improving quality of care, and the success of the bundled-payment model.
The expansion of memory-care living facilities is part of the ongoing evolution of senior citizen residential care, which has seen rapid changes over the past few decades. Few people move directly into nursing homes anymore.
MedPAC is wrapping up work on a report that outlines a unified payment system for post-acute care settings. The panel will vote on a formal report next month. It also plans to suggest the CMS accelerate its timeline of when the new pay scheme will see the light of day.
The co-founders of a Hixson, Tenn., nursing home business paid themselves six-figure salaries and drove company-financed Porsches while failing to pay employees, utility bills, taxes and creditors.