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National Nursing Home Week

by Rebecca Arnold, J.D., Hotline Attorney and Development Coordinator

This week is National Nursing Home Week, a great time to recognize the important role nursing homes and long term care facilities play in caring for our aging loved ones.  534 more words


Fiscal Year 2016 proposed Inpatient and Long-term Care Hospital policy and payment changes (CMS-1632-P)

On April 17, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). 28 more words


Proposed fiscal year 2016 payment and policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities

On April 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1622-P) outlining proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). 16 more words


Letters: Rep. Danny K. Davis' Commitment to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Rep. Davis demonstrates commitment to Alzheimer’s disease by supporting two very important pieces of legislation in Washington… 195 more words


Bleak future of primary care access

By Richard Young, M.D. – Special to the Star-Telegram, 09/22/14

Unfortunately, we have a preview in Dallas-Fort Worth and other communities of the effects of failed policies of Medicare/Medicaid, state government and insurance companies in how they value medical services and how they poorly support the first-contact primary care system. 529 more words

National Issues

Perverse Incentives

Medicare officials admit that fraud is pervasive, but refuse to take the hard steps to address it.

To defend Medicare for a moment: it makes no economic sense to spend $10 in order to eliminate $5 worth of fraud. 267 more words


Musings on the VA Scandal

The Veteran’s Administration debacle is such a scandal because it involves breaking a promise to those who risked their lives, health, bodily integrity, and sanity for the country, and it also underscores the many problems that come with government-run businesses. 431 more words