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Insurers tell skeptical Senators mega-mergers will help Massive insurance company mergers will help the healthcare industry move toward value-based pay, CEOs of two insurance companies on the brink of acquisition deals testified during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Aetna

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A dangerous combination at too many nursing homes

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John O’Connor A new report chronicling a 21% drop in antipsychotic use among residents drew a quick and happy response from the field. Rightfully so. For as anyone who has spent any time in a nursing home can tell you,

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Nursing home sales, closures could face more scrutiny in MA

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New rules proposed by Massachusetts officials could put more pressure on nursing home operators looking to sell or close their facilities. Under the proposed rules, owners who intend to sell a nursing home would be required to give written notice

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SNF workers allegedly posted videos of residents to Snapchat

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Two employees of a Massachusetts nursing home have been accused with posting videos of themselves abusing residents on the popular smartphone app Snapchat. According to authorities, police were called to Wingate Nursing Home in Lowell, MA, after relatives of the

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Senior housing construction may outpace demand

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The current boom in senior housing building may outpace demand and lead to trouble for real estate companies, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Overbuilding could lead to higher vacancy rates and lower rent increases for real

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Senator calls for Five-Star system investigation

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August 09, 2015 In a letter to the Government Accountability Office, Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) asked for the agency conduct an assessment into the Five-Star system’s accuracy and reliability. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined Casey’s push for closer scrutiny. The

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Terminated providers seek refuge across state lines: OIG

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About 12% of providers terminated from one State Medicaid program continued participating in other States’ Medicaid programs, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. Before the Affordable Care Act and Patient Protection was passed, providers could participate

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Providers may ‘Yelp’ at review website’s newest feature

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                                                                         A new addition to

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Operators grapple with the $31,000 (or so) question

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Many operators probably broke out in flop sweat earlier this week when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) endorsed a $15 minimum wage. Pelosi joins a growing chorus of liberals on and off Capitol Hill pushing to more than double

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TeamHealth acquires IPC Healthcare for $1.6 B

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August 04, 2015                                                                Physician staffing company TeamHealth will acquire

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