FOCUS ON MEDICAID FRAUD
March 22, McKnight's Long Term Care News
Congressional investigators are looking into reducing fraud and waste in the nation's Medicaid system, the number one payer of skilled nursing care in the U.S.
ALZHEIMER'S COSTS SKYROCKET
March 21, McKnight's Long Term Care News
A new report predicts the overall cost of providing healthcare and support for Alzheimer's patients will hit a new record in 2018.
REGISTERED NURSE STAFFING FALLS SHORT IN MOST NURSING HOMES
March 16, Skilled Nursing News
Most nursing homes report RN staffing levels at half an hour per resident day or less, highlighting the labor shortage in most of the senior care industry.
HEALTH CARE JOB OPENINGS EXCEED WORKER DEMAND BY 44% AMID ‘SKILLS GAP’
March 15, Skilled Nursing News
Skilled nursing executives and managers now have another number to lose sleep over: 44 percent.
LIFTING THERAPY CAPS PROVES A LOAD OFF MEDICARE PATIENTS’ SHOULDERS
March 14, The Washington Post
Under a recent change in federal law, people who qualify for Medicare’s therapy services will no longer lose them because they used too much.
NEW QUALITY GOALS SET FOR LONG TERM CARE
March 13, Provider
At its National Quality Summit, the AHCA announced its new goals—aligned with federal priorities—for quality measurement in the coming three years.