Most Recent Articles by Lois A. Bowers
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.
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.
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."
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.
Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.