Long Term Care News
- Lawmakers seek $250 million infusion for geriatric services
A bill introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Tuesday seeks more than $50 million annually to address workforce training, clinical staffing and support service issues across the U.S., as the nation p …
- Hospice provider settles massive case for $2.5 million, claiming documentation errors
Once accused of defrauding Medicare of $14 million in false claims in a single year, a Florida hospice provider has agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve the allegations.
- Union officials: Nursing home in bankruptcy raided by federal agents while residents watched
Residents of a Connecticut nursing home that is already facing bankruptcy watched Tuesday as federal agents raided the facility's administrative offices.
- Also in the News for Wednesday, May 23
Lawsuit alleges nursing home responsible for resident's sun-exposure death … California Attorney General appeals ruling overturning aid-in-dying law … Efforts to improve troubled eldercare sy …
- Supreme Court backs employers, arbitration over class-action claims
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that private-sector companies may force employees to individually arbitrate alleged violations of federal labor law, rather than allowing them to seek class-acti …
- Also in the News for Tuesday, May 22
Officials say headway made in extensive elder abuse investigation backlog … Nursing home that had triple-murder reopens a year later … Surgery causes hard-to-spot cognitive loss in some seniors
- Plaintiff attorneys claim CMS is blocking once-public nursing home info under Trump
Attorneys who investigate abuse and neglect at the nation's nursing homes say the Trump administration is blocking access to records and charging large fees when they do produce them, according t …
- Government watchdog says CMS should continue prior authorization projects
A report issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should extend tests of a prior authorization program that have saved up to $1.9 bil …
- Also in the News for Monday, May 21
Feeling down? British study points to shift work as mental health culprit … Vermont to increase oversight of nursing home transfers … Man charged with raping fellow nursing home resident now accus …
- McKnight's Tech Awards double size, open for entries
The 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards, which is now open for entries, has doubled the number of award categories to better recognize organizations that harness technology to improve …
- Investors sue Illinois rabbi for $24 million in alleged nursing home purchasing scheme
Two investors are suing an Illinois rabbi and investment firm head they say bilked them out of more than $20 million in a series of nursing home and retirement home deals.
- Employee compelled to testify in civil assault case against nursing home; leads to $7.5 million award
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $7.5 million to the family of a dementia patient who was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident of her nursing home.
- 'Surprising' study results find moderate exercise may worsen Alzheimer's
Moderate exercise, long thought to be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer's disease, may actually hasten symptoms if done regularly after diagnosis, a new study suggests.
- Also in the News for Friday, May 18
NIC: Nearly $1 billion in nursing care transactions dominated by private buyers in Q1 … Georgia panel examining proper response to scabies in nursing homes after disturbing death grabs headlines … …
- Patients facing long Medicaid-application delays ask court to enforce temporary benefits
Attorneys for thousands of low-income people facing Medicaid application delays in Illinois went to court this week to plead for enforcement of federal time limits.