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The historic repeal of the “doc fix” this week left about equal numbers of stakeholders relieved and disappointed. Among the most crestfallen: Therapy providers who were hoping for Congress to finally repeal Medicare Part B outpatient therapy caps.

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A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services.

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CMS releases Hospital Compare Fact Sheet … Nurse empowerment is needed to improve outcomes in long-term care, researchers say … Florida lawmakers headed for overtime session over Medicaid fight

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The historic repeal of the “doc fix” this week left about equal numbers of stakeholders relieved and disappointed. Among the most crestfallen: Therapy providers who were hoping for Congress to finally repeal Medicare Part B outpatient therapy caps.

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A new Government Accountability Office report recommends sweeping government reforms that would mitigate fragmentation and duplication of a number of Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Long-term care providers are struggling to satisfy new mandates over electronic reporting and medical records, and can expect more in the near future. But nothing can compare to the kind of information technology nightmares some state Medicaid departments are currently reeling from.

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Few things signal the fresh start of a presidential campaign season better than stump speeches calling for Medicare and Social Security cuts. And 2015 is no exception.

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If rising discontent with wages hasn’t raised eyebrows in your nursing home, there’s a decent chance it could in the upcoming campaign season.

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Medicare would increase skilled nursing facility reimbursements by 1.4%, or $500 million, in 2016 under an updated payment rate proposed Wednesday.

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LeadingAge’s Barbara Gay lays out how ‘doc fix’ bill impacts providers … Diabetes, depression create even higher risk for dementia than previously thought … Connecticut nursing home strike postponed … Feds say Missouri Medicaid program failed to bill for $50 million in rebates

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The Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 2 Tuesday night, paving the way for repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate and drawing the praise of the largest nursing home association in the country.

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The Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 2 Tuesday night, paving the way for repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate and drawing the praise of the largest nursing home association in the country.

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The government has posted technical specifications showing long-term care facilities how to electronically submit staffing information based on payroll data under a new system that becomes mandatory in July 2016

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A federal judge has told the plaintiff suing a Kentucky nursing home that he could not proceed with his negligence per se claims based on violations of standards set by federal law or state licensing regulations.

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During the recent PEAK conference, HUD staff provided insights into new information about the benefits experienced by those who have committed to the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC).  PRAC providers who wish to focus on potential energy savings in their properties are encouraged to reach out to HUD staff to explore and understand how Management Agent Add-On Fees and/or PRAC Shared Savings opportunities can benefit their property. 

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