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Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Contributor Robert Gatty ponders whether sweeping reforms are ahead as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet and Republicans retain majority in Congress. 

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Trump picks healthcare leader, plans for healthcare reform

November 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Three days after the U.S. election, President-elect Trump has announced his choice to lead the healthcare segment of his transition team.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

BPCI Model 3: Bonanza or boondoggle?

October 6, 2016  |  Kevin R. McMahon
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There’s an argument to be made for being an early adopter with Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model 3, but there are also questions about how much participants will ultimately save.

Feds propose improvements to PACE

September 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The proposed plan is intended to streamline and improve the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to help seniors avoid nursing home care.

CMS' Final Rule: Is it a win for residents?

September 30, 2016  |  Tom Ealey and Elizabeth Cameron, JD, MBA
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Two business administration academics take an early look at what CMS' Final Rule for long-term care reform legislation will mean.

NOTICE Act takes effect

August 25, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.

Illinois signs bill for dementia care regulations

August 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The state is the latest to mandate certification for facilities that provide care services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Seniors concerned about presidential candidates’ plans for Social Security

August 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Likely female voters age 50 and up in battleground states say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t talking much about Social Security but that the next president will have to update the program, according to a survey commissioned by AARP. 

MedPAC launches plan for new payment system

June 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) submits it recommendations to Congress for how to establish a unified, cross-setting post-acute care payment system. The plan would redistribute payments among types of stays, making profits more uniform and...

Challenges to EHR implementation

June 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study on implementation of electronic health records (EHR) has identified several obstacles for doctors, chief among them poor user experience.

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