Long Term Care News
- Also in the News for Tuesday, Nov. 21
Majority of SNF residents eligible for palliative care, but don't always get support … Mainstreet to acquire $425 million portfolio, change name … Providers doubt validity of staffing data on …
- CDC expanding efforts to curb workplace violence in nursing homes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to broaden its research project on violence against healthcare workers, according to a notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register.
- 50 employees fired over provider's mandatory flu shot policy
Around 50 employees of a Minnesota healthcare provider have been fired for noncompliance with the organization's mandatory influenza vaccination policy for workers, according to local reports.
- Resident deaths due to 'widespread system failures,' Hollywood Hills tells Congress
The House committee tasked with investigating the deaths of 14 nursing home residents following Hurricane Irma should "resist the urge to vilify or demonize" staff of the facility, an attorn …
- Also in the News for Wednesday, Nov. 22
4 residents presumed dead after Pennsylvania CCRC fire … Jury awards SNF resident's family $1 million in medical malpractice suit … Seniors getting more skin cancer treatments that may not be …
- New tool to track quality measures in development, CMS says
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the development of a new tool Monday to provide "improved visibility" into the quality measures the agency creates.
- Carter to retire as head of AANAC, AADNS
Diane Carter, MSN, RN, RAC-CT, C-NE, FAAN, will retire from her position as president and CEO of the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services and American Association of Nurse Assessment …
- Retroactive Medicaid coverage in jeopardy, could hurt providers
More states may soon be able to opt out of providing retroactive Medicaid coverage, a trend that could put more cost burden on providers, according to some observers.
- SNFs to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback, fraud claims
Four facilities owned by California's largest nursing home operator have agreed to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback-for-referral allegations, authorities announced Thursday.
- Improper fee-for-service Medicare payments at lowest level since 2013
Improper fee-for-service payment rates in the Medicare program dropped from 11% in 2016 to 9.5% in 2017 — the lowest rate since 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported.
- LTC not always valuable at end of life to seniors with mental illness
Seniors with serious mental illness don't often seek out skilled nursing care at the end of their lives, recently released survey results show.
- Also in the News for Monday, Nov. 20
Five-alarm fire hits Pennsylvania CCRC … Provider, affiliated companies pay $1.25 million settlement for substandard care … U.S. seniors sicker, struggle more to pay for healthcare than in other c …
- 'Extenders' package would repeal therapy caps, but SNF payment changes may be included
Skilled nursing providers found both good news and bad news Thursday in a House bipartisan agreement statement on a Medicare extender package.
- Providers disturbed by GOP tax plan passed by House
LeadingAge said it was "profoundly disappointed" the House of Representatives passed a Republican tax plan that would eliminate medical expense deductions and lower the corporate income tax …
- MedPAC executive director to step down after 15 years
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Executive Director Mark E. Miller, who has been at the organization since 2002, is leaving at the end of November.