| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Medicare will dock payments this year for hospitals in hopes of spurring them to reduce the number of patients who are re-hospitalized too quickly.
Government and commercial insurers view lower readmissions as a sign of higher-quality care and greater...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:23 AM
Three years ago, state authorities vowed to shut a troubled North Side nursing facility after more than a dozen deaths of children and young adults with severe disabilities.
But the facility, Alden Village North, remained open after a judge said the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
“A Cat Named Mercy,” a new play by Josefina López (“Real Women Have Curves”) premiering at Casa 0101 Theater, is full of reformist passion but feels underbaked. Perhaps it was rushed into production to capitalize on the Obamacare...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The word is beginning to percolate through public discourse as the Affordable Care Act takes hold: If you're in the cohort receiving your healthcare through Medicaid, the government can seize your house later to pay for your bills.
Is that really...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Marianna T. Earp, a retired music appreciation teacher, died of dementia Sunday at Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville. The Towson resident was 82.
Born Marianna T. Markowski in the Baltic section of Poland, she was the daughter of Walter and Michelina...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Americans love their doctors. But Michele Monserratt-Ramos says love isn't always enough. When it comes to choosing a medical professional, she says, information is power.
As a patient advocate and Torrance-based activist for open records, she...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, announced Monday that it earned $47.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, an increase of 39 percent over the $33.9 million earned during same period in 2012....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:03 PM
About 600 workers for five HealthBridge nursing homes around Connecticut will see their paychecks decline in the next pay period as the result of a bankruptcy court ruling Monday.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Donald H. Steckroth in New Jersey concluded...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:37 PM
As the head of one of the fastest-growing hospice and nursing home networks in the state, Seth Gillman often talked about his mission of improving the quality of care for those in the final stages of life.
“Give patients everything they need, even...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A long-term-care insurance policy can help cover the costs of care in a nursing home, an assisted-living facility, or at home. If you're helping out a parent, follow these steps, and you're more likely to get through the claims process smoothly:
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
If you're paying your parents' bills, don't overlook these sources of money and tax breaks.-- Medicaid. Medicare provides only limited coverage for skilled nursing or rehabilitation services after a hospital stay. It doesn'...