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Home Health Care and Medicare: Knowing What’s Covered

Posted on: January 19, 2018 by Chris Murray

When it comes to home health care, one of the most frequently asked questions is: “Is this covered by Medicare or Medicaid?” This is understandable, considering that home care is an umbrella term that can refer to a variety of health and social services provided at home to people with who require specialized care or assistance […] Read More

Posted in: Home Health Care

New CMS Rule Bars Use of Arbitration Clauses by Nursing Homes to Settle Disputes

Posted on: October 10, 2016 by Chris Murray

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in late September issued a rule that bars nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration in lieu of going to court. The new rule applies to any new admission agreements executed on or after November 28, 2016. The nursing […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home Uncategorized

Healthcare Facilities Risk Management: Opioid Use in Elderly

Posted on: March 13, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The National Safety Council recently released its report, “Psychological and Physical Side Effects of Pain Medications”, citing that the risk of death and unintentional injury is particularly high for elderly adults taking opioid painkillers. According to the report, elderly taking opioids such as Vicodin and Oxycontin have a greater risk of having a cardiovascular event, […] Read More

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RAC Program: Nursing & Healthcare Facilities Face Increased Exposures

Posted on: October 10, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

RAC Program: Nursing & Healthcare Facilities Face Increased Exposures The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program was initially started as a pilot program in 2003 under the Medicare Modernization Act. The objective was to identify Medicare Part A and B underpayments and overpayments, and to recover the latter – basically to find and prevent waste, […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Insurance Nursing Home Substance Abuse Facilities