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In response to the gradually increasing demand for more nurses, many universities such as Rutgers Online are now making their nursing programs more available to students. Registered nurses now have more options when it comes to pursuing a higher degree or qualifications.
While the previous ESRD regulatory update also included provisions related to the durable medical equipment (DME) competitive program covering surety bonds, licensure requirements and the application of bidding-derived pricing to rural/non-bid areas, the new rule appears to have no changes related to competitive bidding program or DME. And that isn’t particularly good news for the DME industry.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has decided that accessories for group 3 power Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) mobility products will continue to remain exempt from the application of competitive bidding derived pricing for Medicare beneficiaries. The announcement marks a big win for home medical equipment (HME) providers who furnish CRT products.
Signed into law last December, the purpose of the 21st Century Cures Act is to expand medical research and expedite approval of new drugs and medical devices. However, the Act also includes a critical provision that dramatically reduces the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburs...
Interest in a career in the senior living industry is closely and directly linked with awareness and familiarity with senior living, according to the results of a new survey published by Argentum and conducted by national polling firm ORC International.
Alliance Homecare -- a home health care provider serving individuals and families in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley -- announces the acquisition of Elder Care Alternatives (ECA). In light of this partnership, Elder Care Alternatives will now be known as AllianceECA. Services will continue to be provided by its present team of care managers.
Acquisitions in the hospice industry are becoming more commonplace throughout the country. Healthcare systems recognize that hospice leaders have a unique delivery system.
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare), a trade group representing durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers working within the home healthcare services sector, is gearing up to counter claims by CMS about the fairness of Medicare’s DME competitive bidding process. The association...
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) recent comments letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency’s FY 2016 proposed rule for payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is drawing a largely tepid -- albeit annoyed -- response from a key trade association.
A controversial bill now wending its way through the California legislature would, if enacted, force every nonprofit in the country that solicits funds in that state (i.e., every organization with a "Donate Now" button on its website) to put a link on its home page and print a disclosure on all other solicitation materials, directing potential supporters to the California Attorney General's website.
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