How Congress Could Upend Senior Care Financing

Amid recent reports of patient harm and a lack of oversight within nursing homes, a new law could start holding nursing homes more accountable for low quality ratings. The Nursing Home Accountability Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), aims to cut nursing homes with the lowest scorers from Department of Housing and Urban […]

Federal Investigation Looks into Emeritus Operations

An ongoing federal investigation is looking into senior living giant Emeritus, news outlet ProPublica reported this week just days following an announcement the company would merge with industry counterpart Brookdale Senior Living.  The investigation, according to ProPublica, is looking into Emeritus’s operations including its Medicaid billing practices and has been ongoing since January 2013.  According to […]

California Lawmakers to Look Closely at Assisted Living in Upcoming Hearings

California lawmakers will hold hearings in February to examine assisted living providers in the state, following a San Diego Union-Tribune report outlining problems with assisted living homes.  The publication worked with the California Healthcare Foundation Center for Health Reporting at the University of Southern California on the investigations cited in the reports, which included two […]