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Developmental Services Funding Increases

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

  As a result of legislation, ABX2-1, recently passed in the extraordinary session of the legislature, the developmental services system will be receiving an additional amount of new funding of $500 Million beginning July 1 , 2016. Among the many things

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CHS now selling 12 hospitals, two more than originally planned

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By Dave Barkholz  | August 3, 2016 Community Health Systems is now negotiating to sell 12 hospitals, two more than were being shopped in May, CHS CEO Wayne Smith said during a second-quarter earnings call Wednesday. The sale now is expected

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CMS finalizes controversial hospital overpayment cut

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By Virgil Dickson  | August 2, 2016 In a final rule released Tuesday, the CMS said it will keep a controversial 1.5% cut to hospital reimbursement. Industry stakeholders had rallied against the move which aims to recoup a total of $11

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CMS proposes $180 million pay cut for home health

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By Virgil Dickson and Lisa Schencker  | June 27, 2016 Home healthcare agencies may see a 1% drop in Medicare reimbursement in 2017, the final year of cuts meant to recoup previous overpayments. The proposed rates—which would mean Medicare would pay

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Doctors convicted in $8.8 million Medicare hospice fraud

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

Two California doctors were convicted Thursday of lying about patients’ terminally ill status in order to refer them to a hospice facility and submit roughly $8.8 million in fraudulent Medicare and Medi-Cal claims. Sri Wijegoonaratna, 61, and Boyao Huang, M.D.

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CMS proposes raising payment rates for hospice, skilled nursing and rehab

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

  The CMS has dropped three payment rules that propose increased payments to skilled-nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospice care, and implemented new quality measures. The agency Thursday proposed nearly doubling the increase skilled-nursing facilities received last year. This

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How closing funds get hijacked by fraudsters

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

Much easier than robbing banks, email hackers are tricking home purchasers with last-minute changes to wiring instructions. The result is downpayment and closing funds are being diverted to the crooks’ account and potentially lost forever. The Federal Trade Commission is

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BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS BILL THAT WILL INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR BY 2022

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

SACRAMENTO, CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 04/04/2016 09:35 AM] – Governor Brown, as expected, signed this morning in Los Angeles the landmark legislation that will raise the State’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 for businesses with

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New federally led task forces to crack down on nursing home abuses

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By Lisa Schencker  | March 30, 2016 Federal, state and local authorities will collaborate in 10 new regional task forces across the country to toughen enforcement against nursing homes accused of providing grossly substandard care to patients and residents, the the

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ELARC RESIDENTIAL SERVICES ORIENTATION

posted by: Amed Realty in Uncategorized

  New ELARC residential services providers and administrators are required to attend a residential services provider orientation (RSO.) The RSO is presented twice a year, on three consecutive Mondays in the months of June and December. Signs for the Month of

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