Posts tagged "skilled nursing facility"
As predictable as an episode of “I Love Lucy“, this past week saw many reactions to the just published report issued by the Office of Inspector General at HHS on “Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities.” By now, the media mill has chewed through the report and spat out the juicy bits (here), while a... Read more »
The Holy Grail of reducing expenditures associated with providing medical and long term care services (LTC) to this complex population is propelling states to look to managed care organizations (MCOs) for answers. The reasoning is something like: since MCOs are capable of managing the expenditures of younger Medicaid beneficiaries, surely they will be able to... Read more »
I first began writing this post in April of 2012, but quickly abandoned the effort because I became certain that everyone knew about this issue and was planning accordingly. How wrong I was! In retrospect, it should not surprise that topics like this are evergreen. Eldercare is an island with its own customs, rules and... Read more »
On October 16, the US Department of Health and Human Services and disability rights attorneys entered into a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit (Jimmo v. Sebelius), that if approved by the Court will clarify the so-called “improvement standard” used in the past by Medicare providers (i.e. skilled nursing homes (SNFs), home health providers, or other... Read more »
Despite my self-imposed pledge to not publish partisan political posts, I am unable to contain my enthusiasm for one of the of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act: the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Center seeks to: help transform Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through improvements in... Read more »