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Nursing Homes Want Care Disputes Kept Out of Court to Curb Costs

March 21, 2019, 9:56 AM

Allowing nursing homes to require residents to resolve care-related disputes through arbitration rather than lawsuits may keep down liability costs, but the practice faces consumer and Democratic backlash.

As 10,000 aging baby boomers become eligible for Medicare each day, nursing home care is poised to become a growth industry and an important issue for millions of families moving forward. Finding an equitable, safe, and cost-efficient way to provide that care is crucial to the financial stability of Medicare and Medicaid, which collectively paid $71.7 billion for nursing home care in 2017.

The White House Office of Management and Budget is...

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