Extendicare Health Services, a long-term care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and unreasonable...
Patient-safety advocates say the CMS' new plan to curb the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home patients with dementia falls short of what's needed to eliminate unnecessary use.
State officials say Ohio has met a key benchmark in providing long-term-care services for older and disabled residents.
When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, such as home-based long-term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews.
Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain treatment in a...
Privately held Genesis Healthcare and publicly traded Skilled Healthcare Group intend to merge, creating a post-acute-care behemoth with approximately $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue.
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The prevalence of chronic diseases among older Americans continues to rise despite a reduction in some of the behaviors associated with developing such conditions, according to a new report.
The massive expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare had an unintended consequence in Illinois, leaving nursing homes in the lurch as the state sits on a mountain of unpaid bills.
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The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a notice of a security breach in protected health information kept on a laptop computer and flash drive of an employee of the state's Long Term Care ombudsman's office.
National Healthcare Corp. announced this week that it recently added four properties in Missouri as it expands operations in the state.