An order requiring 53 skilled-nursing facilities to return more than $347 million in false claims would cause 183 centers to "collapse," a federal judge said.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the validity of arbitration agreements used by nursing homes in a case involving Kindred Healthcare.
Kindred is selling its 91 skilled-nursing homes and will implement a new strategy that relies upon preferred partnerships with other nursing home operators to ensure a smooth patient handoff..
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The Veteran Affairs Department believes the rule will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals. The American Medical Association is one of the physician groups that says it "lowers" the standard of care.
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Albert Wright has been promoted to president and CEO of West Virginia University Medicine. He replaces Dr. Christopher Colenda, who retired in August.
The study is salient as hospitals look for ways to cut costs, including by changing the skill mix of nursing staff by hiring assistants with less training.
Kindred Healthcare has agreed to pay Ventas $700 million for 36 nursing homes Ventas owns and leases to Kindred. The deal frees Kindred to sell them so Kindred can eventually exit the nursing home business.
Kindred Healthcare is exiting the skilled-nursing home business to focus on its better-performing home health, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital units, the company announced Monday.
A federal rulemaking finalized by the Obama administration earlier this year prohibits nursing facilities from entering binding arbitration agreements before a dispute arises. The provision went much further than the restrictions proposed in the draft rule and is expected to kick in on Nov. 28.
A majority of rank-and-file members of the Minnesota Nurses Association ratified the agreement Thursday, just days after Gov. Mark Dayton intervened and called both sides back to the bargaining table.