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ACA replacements should reduce provider burden, boost care coordination, AGS says ... Lawmakers question HHS' funding of anti-Obamacare campaign ... Two dead after car crashes into South Dakota nursing home ... QRP data due August 15 for the first quarter of 2017

California and Illinois ranked as the top states for average number of skilled nursing providers per county, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

SNF allegedly 'did nothing' to protect staff from 'sexual predator' resident, lawsuit says ... CMS' Verma working to ease lawmakers' minds about potential Medicaid cuts ... Former SNF nurse charged with intercepting nearly 10,000 pain pills in elaborate scheme

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Friday it will solicit public input on a potential behavioral health payment model for beneficiaries with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Skilled nursing provider HCR ManorCare has not paid up on current and past due rents to real estate investment trust Quality Care Properties Inc., forcing the companies into discussions about an event of default, QCP announced Friday.

Healthcare tech CEO sentenced to 10 years in prison for $49 million fraud scheme ... Male nurses earn an average of $5k more annually than female nurses ... 1 in 3 dementia cases can be thwarted by healthy lifestyle, study suggests

Vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu vaccines significantly decrease the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations during flu season, according to the largest nursing home study conducted to date on the effect of a high dose flu vaccine.

Hospitals' efforts to lower readmission rates didn't raise patients' post-discharge mortality rates, a new study shows.

SNF nurse convicted of stealing drugs, forging documents to conceal crimes ... GAO calls for tougher action on MA audits ... OSHA to launch web-based workplace injury reporting form Aug. 1

A budget plan released Tuesday by House Republicans would cut close to $2 trillion from federal healthcare programs — but it's unlikely to get very far in the legislative process, observers say.

Reimbursement cuts are less than three months away for nursing homes that fail to submit required quality data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emphasized to providers in a new memo.

Nurse service to pay $4.4 million to settle allegations it kept hundreds of disenrolled Medicaid beneficiaries on payment roster ... Almost half of Senators ask to discuss lower medical equipment rates again ... More than 30 new Alzheimer's drugs are in the last stage of clinical trials

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