long term care

Top 10 Hospices by Total Medicare Payments

Healthcare Data, Hospitals & IDNs, Top 10 Lists, Long-Term Care

Hospice care, unlike other varieties of long-term care, does not aim to cure a patient’s terminal illness. Caregivers instead focus on providing support for patients while treating their daily ...

Who Receives Care at Assisted Living Facilities?

Hospitals & IDNs, Top 10 Lists, Long-Term Care

As the population of Americans over 65 grows, the healthcare industry must respond to increased demands for affordable, comprehensive long-term care. Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) are playing a ...

Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement: Trouble Ahead?

Healthcare Data, Hospitals & IDNs, CMS Programs, Long-Term Care

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to implement an alternate Medicare reimbursement model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) before a new clinical groupings model is in place. ...

CMS Proposes Change in HHA Reimbursements

CMS Programs, Hospitals & IDNs, Quality Data, Long-Term Care

Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CM)S proposed payment updates for various sites of care. One of the most dramatic proposals will affect the home health agency ...

Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

CMS Programs, Hospitals & IDNs, Top 10 Lists, Long-Term Care

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective. A skilled nursing ...