TelehealthBusiness Leaders, Healthcare Stakeholders Urge Congress to Support Audio-only Telehealth
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Pilgrim, Ascension, and others back audio-only Medicare Advantage bill.
StrategyHumana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200M, Federal Audit Finds
The OIG's recommendation to repay, if finalized, would be "by far the largest" audit penalty ever imposed on a Medicare...
StrategyBiden Seeks $400B to Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look at What's at Stake.
It comes as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes, killing more...
Covid-19California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors
California's overall progress masks huge variations in senior vaccination rates among the state's 58 counties, which largely are running their...
Covid-19'I Can Breathe Again': Older Adults Begin to Test Freedom After COVID Vaccinations
As of Monday, nearly 49% of seniors in the U.S. had been fully vaccinated, while nearly 73% had received one...
Clinical CareUnder New Cost-Cutting Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill
CMS says the change was designed to give patients and doctors more options and help lower costs.
Covid-19COVID Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy
After a brutal year in which the pandemic killed half a million Americans, despite unprecedented measures to curb its spread...
NursingMeet the Retired Nurse Who Could Give COVID Shots But Couldn't Get One
Retired nurse Martha Gallagher, 75, thought that volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccines would be a good way for her to...
Clinical CareTexas Winter Storm Exposes Gaps in Senior Living Oversight
Of the state's 1,200 nursing facilities, about 50% lost power or had burst pipes or water issues, and 23 had...
Covid-19Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is 'an Absolute Necessity for Our Well-Being'
Since late December, when vaccinations began, COVID cases in nursing home residents have plunged 83%, while deaths have dropped by...
StrategyConviva Grows South Florida Footprint, Buys 12 Health Centers
The Humana subsidiary will also add 49 affiliate practices to its network through downstream participation arrangements.
Covid-19Sorting Out How Politics, Policies Figure in Flap Over New York Nursing Home COVID Death Rates
Did the governor intentionally fudge nursing home death counts to deflect attention from the impact of an ill-advised directive?