En español | Medicare beneficiaries who receive home health services are being visited less frequently by health care professionals than they were a few years ago, and we wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week to express our concern.
The Build Back Better Act that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and is under consideration in the U.S. Senate includes several sections that could drive improvement in nursing home staffing and ultimately resident care and safety.
New Waiver Guidance Giving States Authority to Cap Medicaid Funding Could Put All Medicaid Enrollees at Risk
Capped funding threatens to put all Medicaid enrollees in participating states at risk of losing access to needed care and services.
Nursing home care in the United States is improving ... except where it's worst. An analysis of federal nursing home ratings by USA Today found that as most nursing homes improved, those given the lowest, one-star rating didn't improve at all over the past three years.
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