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Home health pushes for more thought on CMS pre-claim policy

December 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A coalition of home health providers is encouraging Congress to give Medicare more time to iron out its home health pre-claim policy before pilots begin.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
article

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

AHCA ‘excited’ about Trump’s HHS, CMS appointments

November 29, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
news

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees and possible changes to the long-term/post-acute care industry, a vice president said in a call with reporters.

Trump names new CMS administrator

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma, Indiana-based health policy consultant, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma worked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on state health care reform.

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
news

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
article

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.

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
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As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward.

Federal judge blocks CMS ban on arbitration

November 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

A federal judge has issued a temporary halt on CMS’ final rule ordering LTC facilities to remove all arbitration agreements from their admissions materials.

CMS finalizes site-neutral payment policies

November 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule that will change the way services are reimbursed in off-campus and on-campus settings.

The CMS final rule: Twist and shout, but we can work it out

November 4, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

The long-term/post-acute care industry knew some groundbreaking changes were coming in the final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Long-Term Living’s legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains what all the fuss is about.

CMS proposes new payment models for diabetes prevention and wellness

November 3, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

National Diabetes Awareness month takes on extra meaning as Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, pushes for better diabetes care.

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