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Assisted Living, nursing

Nursing Facilities And Predatory Owners

There are more than 15,500 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities in America today, with more than 1.4 million residents.

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FDA, Aduhelm, Part B

Forget Any Changes To Medicare Part B Premium Rates

About three months ago, I reported that people on Medicare were being over-charged for their Part B (doctor’s care) premium rates because of the inflated cost of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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nursing home

Medicare Posts Key Nursing Home Staffing Info For Consumers

Shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality, Medicare said last week it is now posting details on staff turnover and weekend nurse coverage on its “Care Compare” website, where families can research a facility.

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Verma

Verma, Trump’s Medicare, Medicaid Chief Opens Up

You know, our top priority is making sure that we focus on improving quality of care, high-quality care, accessible care, and making sure that we’re improving the quality of life for individuals.

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 4: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as Senate Republican leaders hold their media availability focusing on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as associate justice of the Supreme Court following their policy lunch on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants federal health officials to tighten scrutiny of private Medicare Advantage health plans amid ongoing concern that insurers overbill the government by billions of dollars every year.

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Hospitals

Well-known hospitals fail to score 5 stars in new ratings

Just 102 hospitals received the top rating of five stars, and few are those considered as the nation’s best by private ratings sources such as U.S.

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