The long-term care industry has taken steps to create more patient-centered care plans that are resulting in less use of antipsychotics, but some doctors are worried the trend may lead to some patients not getting the drugs they need.
The Medicare appeals backlog is significant and has been increasing in recent years, but relief – or at least improvement – appears to be on the horizon.
The CMS' proposed rule released Monday will prevent the Obama administration's nursing home arbitration ban from ever going into effect.
House lawmakers pushed back against the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's calls to cut Medicare reimbursements to some types of providers.
Many long-term care providers may not be prepared to meet CMS emergency preparedness requirements—the cost of which is estimated at $370 million the first year.
How to better understand a plan's appeals process and manage the wide range of challenges that follow its denial.
Caring for senior living communities and their unique needs is stimulating innovation, not only in technology, but also in how care is delivered.
Managed-care plans increasingly taking over Medicaid long-term care. Not everyone is happy about it.
States are increasingly turning to private firms to provide managed long-term supports and services (MLTSS). Their goal is to rein in costs and increase budget predictability, but some advocates are claiming that they are seeing care suffer under the model.
Michele Pilon has been named president and chief nursing officer at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, N.C., effective Nov. 14.
The Florida Supreme Court has 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.
The nursing home industry may end up suing the Obama administration over its move to preserve residents' right to sue the facilities when disputes arise.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services awarded a massive Medicaid bid last week to AmeriHealth Caritas, Centene Corp. and UPMC after delaying the decision for several months.