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Medicaid programs are taking pause to ensure their non-emergency medical transportation services are operating properly after one state agency was told to return nearly $400,000 for improper bills.

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Weight gain linked to fracture risk in older women …. UC San Diego researchers: We can predict the spread of flu a week into the future … Study looks at sex lives of those over 70

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Investors want occupied beds and claim Emeritus isn’t filling them fast enough to suit Wall Street, which has punished the company’s new owner with declining share value.

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Nursing homes should be allowed to serve alcohol to residents without having to pay excise taxes or permits, according to a group of Indiana seniors who want to gain an exemption from the state.

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Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.

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Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.

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On the heels of a Florida court decision that puts a nursing home unlikely to emerge unscathed from bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled former officers and directors of a different nursing home are still liable for $2.25 million in compensatory damages.

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Senate votes to reauthorize Older Americans Act … FDA to strengthen review of automatic external defibrillators ….Groups push back against dual eligible Part D rebates.

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A former nursing home business office manager in Michigan has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $460,000 from residents.

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Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration can continue to try to revoke a nursing home’s operating license, despite the facility declaring bankruptcy, a federal bankruptcy court has ruled.

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Longevity gene related to planning and decision-making…Indiana to expand Medicaid…Penn researchers identify molecule related to diabetes and wounds

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Medicare reimbursements grew modestly in 2014, according to a government report that focused on the decrease in the federal deficit.

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The House Ethics Committee in Indiana has voted for a revised ethics code in the wake of allegations that a former state House Speaker lobbied lawmakers to kill a ban on nursing home construction that would have cost his family business millions.

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Two federal lawmakers are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on states that don’t enforce eligibility and asset-transfer regulations.

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Nursing homes ripped over use of guardianship law for debt collection … Dementia linked to common drugs: hay fever, insomnia, other over-the-counter meds … Widespread flu activity expected to continue for weeks: CDC … Severe Alzheimer’s improved with drug-therapy regimen, small study shows.

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