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More than 100 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations qualified for shared savings payments in 2015 by meeting quality performance standards and hitting their savings threshold, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The total savings for the federal government through the pr

Nursing homes that fail to submit electronic staffing data by the first required deadline may face sanctions and could see their Five-Star rating suffer as a result, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said Thursday.

The former Medicaid coordinator of a Florida skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly stole more than $13,000 from three residents.

Older Medicare beneficiaries who have more continuity of care and consistently visit the same outpatient physician are less likely to visit an emergency room than those who receive care from several different physicians, according to a recent study.

University gets $1 million grant to boost nursing home quality ... Geriatric-focused ERs may help reduce hospitalizations, readmissions ... CNA who hit, shoved resident could face 4 years in prison

A 12-month grace period meant to ease providers' transition to Medicare ICD-10 will officially come to a close on Oct. 1, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Officials said last week.

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While pleased with a court decision mandating that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should do better in explaining maintenance coverage under the landmark Jimmo case, leading long-term care experts said more can be done.

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