CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Bill

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its long-awaited score of the American Health Care Act, and the result remained striking for Americans who rely on Medicaid and other government programs to pay for health care. In the nonpartisan office’s estimation, 23 million Americans would lose health insurance by 2026 were the House bill, which […]

New Jewish Home Brings Hospital-Based Doctors into Manhattan SNF

Starting in August, The New Jewish Home will fully outsource the physician team at its Manhattan skilled nursing facility to the Mount Sinai Health System, further solidifying a partnership between the SNF operator and one of New York’s major hospital systems. The arrangement has been in the works since last year, when the SNF operator […]

Trump’s Budget Calls for Additional $610 Billion in Medicaid Cuts

Early reports indicated that President Trump’s budget proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services would take into account the American Health Care Act’s $800 billion in Medicaid cuts. As it turns out, the hypothetical effect of that yet-to-be-passed bill was only the beginning. In its 2018 HHS budget proposal, the Trump administration called for […]

WaPo: Big Medicaid Cuts Coming in Trump’s Proposed Budget

Citing sources familiar with its contents, the Washington Post claims that President Trump’s formal budget proposal will seek $800 billion in Medicaid cuts. The budget, expected sometime this week, will call for the Medicaid reductions to come over the next 10 years, the Post reported, and could potentially have substantial effects on the skilled nursing […]

MedPAC Official Presses Congress to Freeze SNF Payment Rates Through ’19

Reiterating its oft-repeated stance, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) once again asked Congress to put a hold on Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities through the end of 2019, with an additional request for a full review in 2020. In remarks before the House Ways and Means Committee on May 18, MedPAC Executive Director Mark […]

Survey: Managed Care Programs Shifting Patients Away from SNFs

Managed long-term services and support programs (MLTSS) bring a host of benefits to states, including better care outcomes and reduced spending — but could also shift more patients away from institutions to in-home or community programs, according to a new survey. The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities’ (NASUAD) MLTSS Institute sent […]

NIC: Skilled Nursing Transaction Volume Plummets in 2017

Nursing care transactions started 2017 substantially below their levels at the same point in 2016, despite overall senior housing industry gains. According to new data from the National Investment Center, nursing transactions totaled about $500 million during the first quarter of this year, or 77% less than the volume in the first quarter of 2016. That’s also […]