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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend its initiative to improve care in nursing facilities, the agency announced Thursday.

In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.

CBO forecasts increased Medicare, Medicaid spending... Nurse admits to covering up abuse, neglect at SNF... One third of "very elderly" Americans on statins "without evidence"

Medicare accountable care organizations saved the federal government more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Seniors are more likely to be admitted to a hospital after outpatient surgery due to misunderstanding discharge and medication instructions, a new study shows.

Florida approves request for 1,000 new nursing home beds ... Dementia drugs tied to increased mortality risk... Access to nature improves sleep quality for seniors

Expiring patents for blockbuster antipsychotic medications is expected to increase use of the drugs' generic versions and save Medicaid billions of dollars annually, a new study shows.

Flu vaccinations mean fewer resident deaths, study finds... Study pinpoints nine factors that increase dementia risk... LTC company blames bounced checks on payroll changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed quality measures for organizations participating in the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly need revising, according to the organization which created the program.

Report tackles Medicaid pay for adult day services ... Heart failure symptoms still often lingering after hospital stays ... Dementia numbers, risks stabilizing in Western Europe, experts believe

A leading nursing home advocate is mustering support to combat massive changes the administration has proposed for Medicare and Medicaid participation.

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