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...
A federal jury recently awarded a former healthcare staffing company co-owner $27.6 million in a lawsuit that included allegations of fraud, violence, abuse and rumors.
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide whether it will hear a case over a new federal rule that requires home healthcare agencies to pay higher wages to many workers.
The owner of a Dallas-area hospice ordered nurses to increase drug dosages for patients to speed their deaths and maximize profits, according to an FBI affidavit.
As CMS looks to launch national ER survey, clinicians worry it could hurt efforts to combat opioid abuse
The CMS is looking for consultants to help finalize and launch a national survey to track the quality of care patients receive in emergency rooms. But industry stakeholders say the survey could aggravate the nation's opioid abuse crisis if ER patients do not feel enough is being done to ease their...
A CMS proposal aimed at curbing fraud in home health service claims could harm patient care and will unfairly harm agencies that are compliant, stakeholders say.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to raise New York's minimum wage could push some home healthcare agencies into bankruptcy, the providers say. The increase, they argue, would undermine efforts to reduce medical costs for the elderly and disabled by keeping them in their own apartments and out of...
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.
Acquisitions boosted HealthSouth Corp.'s revenue last year as the post-acute company added hospitals and expanded into home care. And now, more deals, albeit modest, are expected in coming months.
The CMS has unveiled new data sets searchable by the public to better track provider availability and utilization of certain services by Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
The healthcare industry, bolstered by the nation's hospitals and health systems, added 36,800 jobs in January.
A Labor Department rule meant to help home health workers who fall under federal labor law exemptions is perhaps having the biggest impact on companies that provide live-in care. Some are eliminating 24/7 services, while others are cutting hours and rescheduling employees to avoid paying overtime.