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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to drop the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from 67 to 34, according to a proposal issued Tuesday.

Lower-performing nursing homes may have a more difficult time delivering resident-centered care due to turnover and lack of administrator guidance, a new study shows.

The recent legislative battle over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act helped increase understanding of Medicaid's importance and support for the program, according to some observers.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to pull the plug on its recently released — and frequently delayed — bundled payment models for cardiac and orthopedic care.

Post-fall assessments need to be standardized to examine and prevent future falls, a recent Canadian study found.

Nursing assistants and attendants may have a slightly higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women in other professions, a new study shows.

California Department of Health Care Services sued for allegedly forcing Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care ... Lack of coordination between SNFs, EDs may lead to readmissions, study shows ... Doctor sentenced to 35 years in prison for $375 million Medicare scheme

Medicare beneficiaries with lower incomes are more likely to be hospitalized under an observation stay, leading to them paying more for hospital care, a recent study has found.

The recent termination of a North Carolina nursing home's provider agreement was spurred by a resident leaving the facility through an unlocked emergency door, according to local reports.

Long-term care providers should consider screening residents for apathy, according to researchers who found that individuals with a lack of motivation or goals could be at higher risk for death.

A group of 10 Illinois skilled nursing providers may press forward with claims that the state failed to adjust their Medicaid reimbursement rates following a change of ownership, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

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