A troubling trend of claim denials by Medicare contractors for inpatient rehab may stop thanks to a new CMS guidance that alters how such claims should be reviewed.
Kindred Healthcare saw a $135 million loss from continuing operations in the final quarter of 2017 compared with a loss of $1.9 million in the prior year, due to lingering effects of hospital closures and RehabCare site terminations.
The CMS' newest requirement for long-term care providers to have an antibiotic stewardship program has caused facilities to go through a significant culture change.
The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco concluded Thursday with Castlight Health's announcement that the price transparency company expects to break even by the end of 2018 following years of losses, among other presentations.
In 2016, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) issued itsfirst-ever guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation. The guidelines provide new guidance foracute-care providers in determining the most appropriate post-acute venue for a growing
The federal government is moving to dismiss a lawsuit it brought two years ago against the national nursing-care provider after a judge tossed out the government's key witness over issues of credibility.
Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.
Price met with Florida Gov. Rick Scott to discuss Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Scott's administration has been dealing with accusations that it played a part in the death of eight nursing home residents.
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.
Skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities will get pay increases next year, but nowhere near the ones they got for 2017.
Skilled-nursing facilities are changing their operations in reaction to the ongoing push to minimize hospital readmission rates. Worried about losing out on Medicare payments, some facilities are investing in unique approaches.
Post-acute care is often “fragmented and siloed” from the rest of the health care system. Now, hospitals can make some smart next steps and think strategically about post-acute care.