SENATE VOTE ON HEALTH CARE BILL TO BE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER JULY 4
June 27, CNN
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will delay the vote on the Republican leadership's health care bill until after the July 4 recess, two sources told CNN.
NEW SURVEY PROCESS OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES, EXPERTS ADVISE
June 26, McKnight's
As directors of nursing prepare for a new survey process from CMS, there are opportunities to set standards and promote high-quality care.
CMS: NEW SURVEY GUIDANCE COMING SOON
June 23, McKnight's
Interpretive guidance for the new survey process incorporating Phase 2 regulations could be released over the next few weeks.
BENEFICIARY GROUPS URGE CMS TO FIX OBSERVATION STAYS
June 22, Provider
Twenty-five provider and beneficiary groups are urging CMS to change the administrative classification of a Medicare patient who is admitted to the hospital.
PROPOSED FEDERAL MEDICAID CAPS WILL HURT SENIORS. HERE'S WHY
June 21, Forbes
Restructuring Medicaid may give states new flexibility, but it may also reverse the shift toward delivering assistance in community settings.
IMMIGRANTS ARE THE FUTURE OF LONG-TERM CARE
June 18, The Huffington Post
More than one million immigrants work in direct care, which includes about 4.4 million home care workers and CNAs employed in nursing homes.