Black people are living longer than they did 20 years ago, but they have poorer health and less access to long-term care in their later years compared with whites, according to a new study.
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.
A bill that could save more than $690 million in healthcare costs by reimbursing care planning for Alzheimer's disease is gaining momentum in Congress.
North Dakota's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are bracing themselves for diminished funding at the beginning of next year.
The CMS says it has surpassed its goal for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. Patient advocates, however, are expressing skepticism over the claim.
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...
The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, underwhelming many economists, but the total would have been lower had it not been for the relentless hiring that continues throughout healthcare. The healthcare industry created 44,200 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted...
The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that will help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state.
A report from the Center for American Progress highlights several state-level programs that have reduced costs while maintaining or improving quality.
Kindred Healthcare is selling a dozen long-term acute-care hospitals to Curahealth for $27.5 million. Curahealth is an affiliate of private investment fund Nautic Partners.
The CMS will test whether paying skilled-nursing facilities more will reduce avoidable hospital admissions among their long-term-care residents. Industry stakeholders say the move acknowledges the role of post-acute-care facilities in improving quality of care, something integral to the upcoming...
Healthcare providers across the country continue to make modest improvements in reducing the rate of infections acquired within their facilities, health officials say. But more needs to be done to effectively combat drug-resistant “superbugs."