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Long-term care costs continue to rise

By Associated Press  |  May 10, 2016

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...

New federally led task forces to crack down on nursing home abuses

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 30, 2016

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.

New living arrangements for dementia patients

New living arrangements for dementia patients

By Michael Sandler  |  March 19, 2016

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.

Final unified post-acute care pay system is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 03, 2016

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.

Northeast Ohio hospitals seeing benefits of bundled payment model

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  February 16, 2016

A new national contract could bring hundreds of patients from across the country to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland for bariatric surgery. The draw? The bundled payment model.

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