The CMS halted all enrollment in a program that cares for poor seniors at Alexian Brothers Community Services in St. Louis. The agency found Alexian failed to provide necessary services and avoided enrolling sick, more expensive patients.
Hospitals in more than five dozen metropolitan areas will soon have no choice but to take bundled payments from Medicare for hip and knee replacements. And the skilled-nursing facilities that do business with them face a stark reality of their own.
Skilled-nursing facilities are seeking more say in how they contract with accountable care organizations as a new CMS rule for ACOs loosens the coverage policy for some Medicare patients, experts say.
A team of policy experts has gamed out what they concede is an imperfect set of options for tackling how American's pay for long-term care, a massively expensive problem that the Affordable Care Act failed to solve.
The federal government has jumped into three lawsuits alleging that skilled-nursing chain SavaSeniorCare billed Medicare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.
The owner of California's largest nursing home chain is facing more scrutiny.
In a move that reflects the industry's urgency to better coordinate care, hospitalist staffing firm and post-acute-care provider IPC Healthcare announced Thursday it has acquired Hospital Medicine Consultants.
Debra Cafaro, CEO of Chicago-based Ventas, one of the country's largest healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts, discusses the strategy behind the recent acquisition of acute-care provider Ardent Medical Services, Ventas' plans for expansion and the outlook for the healthcare REIT sector.
Post-acute-care providers are adjusting their business plans to better navigate the changing terrain created by the Affordable Care Act, as reduced payment rates and consolidation pressure their industry.
A sweeping proposed rule aimed at significantly improving the quality of care Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries receive in nursing homes is overly burdensome, industry insiders say, while advocates are praising the attempt to bring forth change.
Medicare could reduce spending with better care coordination for seniors who are too healthy for nursing homes but too frail to live without some support, researchers write in the journal Health Affairs.
Granger Cobb, the former CEO of senior living company Emeritus Corp. before it was acquired by Brookdale Senior Living, died this week, Brookdale disclosed in a news release. His age and cause of death were not immediately available.