The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled a patient couldn't be forced to arbitrate disputes with the nursing home he resides in because he didn't sign the underlying contract.
UPMC health system has announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off hours. The move is aimed at reducing avoidable hospital admissions among nursing home patients.
A skilled-nursing facility company in California and two of its executives will pay $30 million to settle allegations that they charged the government for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.
After a long hiatus from dealmaking, home health giant Amedisys is pursuing acquisitions again to expand geographically and add personal-care services to its traditional skilled-nursing offerings.
National Healthcare Corp., one of the nation's largest nursing home and assisted-living chains, has tapped its current president, Stephen Flatt, to be its next CEO. Flatt, who becomes CEO on Jan. 1, succeeds long-time CEO Robert Adams.
The new measures nearly double the metrics linked to outcomes for nursing homes' short-term patients.
The CMS is asking state officials to make sure nursing facilities have policies in place to prevent staffers from posting embarrassing and dehumanizing photos and videos of residents on social media.
Select Medical Holdings overcame an earnings wobble in its specialty hospital division to post solid second-quarter gains in revenue and profit on the strength of rising outpatient volumes.
The CMS is moving forward with a payment increase to skilled-nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospice care that also sets new quality measures.
An audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Health found that the agency inadequately enforced staffing and complaint policies at nursing homes.
The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme.
A joint venture between the Sanders Trust of Birmingham, Ala., and private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital paid $111.5 million this week to buy three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Texas operated by HealthSouth Corp.