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...
Genworth Financial has settled a class-action lawsuit alleging misrepresentations over its long-term-care insurance business for $219 million. Genworth, the largest long-term-care insurance carrier, announced after the market close on Friday that it had reached the preliminary settlement with...
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."
New Jersey Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone has said he wants to create a new part of Medicare to address long-term-care costs, while others say a private option or mix of the two would be best.
Data Points for the week of Feb. 22, 2016, covered the following topics: Dementia and its costs in the U.S., long-term care.
The socio-economic status of patients may explain some of the variation in hospital 30-day readmission rates. But it's the quality of the facilities where patients go when they are discharged that could play a key role, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs.
Healthcare providers accused of fraud and certain regulatory violations could soon face significantly higher fines because of a little-discussed part of the recent congressional budget deal.
When a MRSA outbreak affecting at least 22 patients and employees at the Park Manor Nursing Home was confirmed in the summer of 2006, the medical director didn't know where to begin, but a spreadsheet on antibiotic use helped put the problem into sharp focus.