StrategyGuardian Elder Care to Pay $15.4M to Settle Overbilling Allegations
Guardian directed its nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to upcharge Medicare at the highest level for medically...
Clinical CareClinician Visits at SNFs Linked to Readmission and Mortality Rates
New research indicates incentives for clinician assessments of hospital-discharged skilled nursing facility patients should be strengthened.
StrategyCMS Launches 'Comprehensive Review' of Nursing Homes Regulation
CMS Administrator Seema Verma details a five-point plan to improve quality of care and regulatory enforcement at the nation's nursing...
NursingDisclosure Law Improves Nurse Staffing Ratios in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of eight states that require hospitals and nursing homes to report staffing ratios.
Clinical CareReduce Hospital Readmissions With Effective SNF-to-Home Transitions
New data shows that patients discharged from a skilled nursing facility to home face the highest risk of readmission in...
Clinical CareHow Johns Hopkins Created a Preferred SNF Network
Components of Johns Hopkins' SNF collaborative include a rigorous process for selecting partner facilities and establishing a management framework.
Clinical CareReadmissions Higher With Home Care Compared to SNF Care
The treatment intensity and 24-hour monitoring at skilled nursing facilities could drive lower readmission rates compared to home care.
Vanguard SNFs to Pay $18M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Prosecutors allege that Vanguard SNFs and top executives submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for "worthless" services.
Clinical CareIs Your Hospital Discharge Planning Failing Patients?
At the time of hospital discharge, ill-informed patients often face time-pressured decisions to find an appropriate post-acute care provider.
FinanceLong-term Care Hospital Reimbursement Loophole Challenged
A new working paper recommends that long-term care hospitals lose their special reimbursement schedules under Medicare and instead get paid...
FinanceHCR ManorCare Acquisition Dings ProMedica's Credit Rating
S&P Global Ratings lowers the credit rating after noting the significant debt burden ProMedica assumed to finance the acquisition that...
StrategyHumana, Private Equity Consortium Finalize $4.1B Kindred Purchase
The acquisition comes as the consortium finalizes the $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services. Humana will have a 40%...