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Hospice agencies hit by the ongoing nursing shortage can continue using contracted staff due to "extraordinary circumstances," the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced.

The American Health Care Association has asked a court to stop the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements from going into effect while the group's lawsuit challenging the ban is pending.

Seemingly innocent water cooler talk in the office could have a bigger impact on organizations than employees think, according to a recently published study.

The rehospitalization rate measure recently added to Nursing Home Compare provides valid predictions of which skilled nursing facilities are likely to have residents readmitted to the hospital, according to a study published Friday.

Specially trained nurse practitioners help nursing homes improve the resident transfer process and reduce errors, recently published research shows.

Former MedPAC official: Feds should "hit the pause button" on new payment models ... CMS grants first-ever extension to comment period for Kentucky Medicaid waiver ... Chinese program turns abandoned buildings into nursing homes

A Massachusetts skilled nursing facility was ordered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay more than $100,000 in fines after a resident committed suicide in August.

CMS gives grants to projects tackling care transitions, anticoagulants ... Op-ed: Pay raise for Massachusetts nursing home workers "not enough" ... Medicaid expansion didn't reduce ER visits, study finds

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given preliminary approval to a waiver that will allow Washington health officials to revamp the state's Medicaid program.

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