CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announces a significantly smaller and more-focused project list for Round Two of the funding awards.
Tavenner is the first permanent administrator of that federal agency to be confirmed in nearly a decade.
This week’s Medicare fraud sting operation involved nearly 100 people across multiple states, including physicians, nurses and therapists.
While quality and satisfaction scores have improved, skilled nursing facilities need to continue to improve and adapt to government policy and reimbursement cuts to survive.
Every country in the world--from Argentina to Zimbabwe--is confronted with the problem of caring for its elderly and paying for that care. Here's a firsthand look at how senior care is provided at a facility in France.
What 55+ consumers (don’t call them ‘seniors’) want in their living environments
Cost of dementia care exceeds U.S. cancer costs
Who is entitled to access a deceased person’s protected health information? In Florida, the state’s law allows access to a range of unauthorized representatives.
Vitas Hospice Services is charged by DOJ with engaging in business practices that resulted in inappropriate patient admissions and upcoded claims submissions to Medicare.
CMS has proposed a new rule that would raise hospice payments under Medicare by $180 million next year.
Bed rails are supposed to keep residents safe, but some advocates say stricter standards are needed to keep them from doing more harm than good.
Alleged poor quality charges are landing providers in the poorhouse. A look at cases based on poor quality of care and the subsequent verdicts handed down.
Know about someone conducting sneaky Medicare billing practices? CMS’ new whistleblower proposal might pay you more than your boss does.
Marilyn Tavenner has obtained a vote of confidence from a Senate committee in her bid to become the first confirmed administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in seven years.
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