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GOP lawmakers to seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

GOP lawmakers to seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

While Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives work to reconcile their two versions of a tax reform bill that analysts say could add more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years, GOP lawmakers are signaling plans for 2018 to reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid.

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform

As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.

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$1.4B PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in AL arena expected

$1.4B PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in AL arena expected

The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

Spending on residential and personal care was $173.5 billion in 2016, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Health Expenditures report, published Wednesday.

Editors' Columns

Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

Why is senior living overlooking this golden opportunity?

To judge by many of the marketing materials the senior living field produces, a major benefit is not being touted.

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

There's a new way to help stamp out Alzheimer's

Whether you buy stamps at your local post office or online, you now have the opportunity to help lick dementia at the same time.

Guest Columns

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Three keys to building a culture of problem-solvers

Here's how to build a work environment that inspires individuals to make the right decisions and head in the right directions to solve problems on their own but in a manner consistent with your plans.

6 tips for effective crisis communication

6 tips for effective crisis communication

In senior living, we have plans to mitigate disasters, address corporate compliance, handle elopement and assure quality. What plans do we have in place for crisis communication and reputation management?

Marketplace Columns

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

Interested in sustainability efforts that could save your company money? Here are steps you can take now and in the future.

How tech can help senior living communities improve resident care, staff efficiency

How tech can help senior living communities improve resident care, staff efficiency

Several years ago, Samaritan Village began evaluating new technology to further improve its care for residents while providing additional peace of mind.

Company News

Sales certificate program registration deadline is Dec. 21

Dec. 21 is the registration deadline for Argentum's online certificate program for senior living sales counselors.

People in the news, Dec. 5

People in the news, Dec. 5

Appointments and promotions at The Carrington at Lincolnwood, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Hebrew SeniorLife, Hillcrest Health Services, Methodist Village Senior Living, Reemo Health and Springpoint Senior Living.

Product News

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.