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A nurse at a Life Care Centers of America facility in Colorado was not notified that she would be threatened and taken hostage by a gunman as part of an active shooter drill, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

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A panel of witnesses debated the merits of the False Claims Act before a Judiciary subcommittee meeting Wednesday, with one former attorney general arguing current policy provokes unfair litigation and “coercive” settlements.

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Medicare skilled nursing facility reimbursements will increase by $750 million next year under a final payment rule announced Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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OIG issues statement on observation stays … HHS confirms Oct. 1, 2015 date for ICD-10 … Nursing home resident gets 8 to 20 years for sexual assault

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Medicare payments could be adjusted to reflect how hospice services tend to be more intensive at the beginning and end, according to findings recently published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Information Products & Data Analytics.

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A terminally ill nursing home resident in Ohio has died after his son is alleged to have smothered him, according to police.

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A terminally ill nursing home resident died after his intoxicated son tries to suffocate him, local police say. Roy Curtis, 86, reportedly died hours after his son was arrested.

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The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.

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House passes bill to revamp veterans’ care … Professional nursing home exercise instructors boost resident involvement and exertion levels … CA long-term care committee holds first meeting

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States have been increasingly taxing skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers to fund Medicaid in recent years, and federal authorities should look more closely at this trend, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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There are hours left for innovative long-term care providers to enter the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Submissions will be accepted until the stroke of midnight tonight.

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States have been increasingly taxing skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers to fund Medicaid in recent years, and federal authorities should look more closely at this trend, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.

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McKnight’s walked away with three national awards that were handed out by the Association of Business Press Editors at a recent ceremony in Chicago.

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$31,000 fine for nursing home where resident fell from lift … Pacemakers more common in those with dementia … Kindred now wants to purchase Gentiva whole … 11-year sentence for nursing home rapist … CMS clarifies 3-day stay waivers for bundled payment participants

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