The CMS is implementing federal laws giving it authority to impose hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines on nursing home staffers who don't report crimes and to require state Medicaid agencies to launch systems tracking personal care services.
Long-term acute-care hospitals can provide high-quality healthcare and exceptional outcomes, according to Lou Little, president of the National Association of Long Term Hospitals. It is vitally important that their role be understood and continued.
Year after year, nursing homes around the country have failed to prevent bedsores and other infections that can lead to sepsis, an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune has found.
A new study found that paying long-term care hospitals at the same rate as skilled-nursing facilities would save taxpayers $4.6 billion per year with no harm to patients. Providers are pushing back on that idea.
Providers worry that the CMS, in its push to give patients greater access to both price and care information, may do more harm than good.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned the nursing home industry that the long-term care system needs to depend more on community options and less on expensive, excessive services to stay sustainable.
Some nursing homes worry that CMS' proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model may pay them less for treating Medicare patients.
Under a new agreement between HCR ManorCare and its real estate investment trust landlord, Quality Care Properties, HCR filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and the ownership and operations of its businesses will shift to QCP.
Michigan is slowly moving forward on a plan to place its $2.8 billion Medicaid nursing home and long-term care services programs under the management of private health plans.
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.
Citing the regulatory burden, the agency will not enforce a series of Obama-era policies that aimed to improve the quality of care and safety in nursing homes.
Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly patients, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.