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Head of ACO organization disappointed with 2014 results… Prisons should be more like nursing homes… Growth hormone reduces risk of fractures in women with osteoporosis

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In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.

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Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill that would ban political candidates and their staff from campaigning at nursing homes on the day voting deputies visit to help residents complete their absentee ballots.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will extend its initiative to improve care in nursing facilities, the agency announced Thursday.

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CBO forecasts increased Medicare, Medicaid spending… Nurse admits to covering up abuse, neglect at SNF… One third of “very elderly” Americans on statins “without evidence”

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Seniors are more likely to be admitted to a hospital after outpatient surgery due to misunderstanding discharge and medication instructions, a new study shows.

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A North Carolina nursing home operator can’t claim privilege in protecting documents created by its safety committee from discovery, a federal trial court has ruled.

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Medicare accountable care organizations saved the federal government more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Florida approves request for 1,000 new nursing home beds … Dementia drugs tied to increased mortality risk… Access to nature improves sleep quality for seniors

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Long-term care providers work with four “building blocks” of standards under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, experts said during a McKnight’s Super Tuesday webcast.

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Expiring patents for blockbuster antipsychotic medications is expected to increase use of the drugs’ generic versions and save Medicaid billions of dollars annually, a new study shows.

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Only a third of eligible black Medicare beneficiaries enroll in hospice compared to half of white beneficiaries, a racial gap that is expected to grow, according to a new report from Kaiser Health News.

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Legislation allowing families to install cameras in nursing home rooms was signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) last week.

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Flu vaccinations mean fewer resident deaths, study finds… Study pinpoints nine factors that increase dementia risk… LTC company blames bounced checks on payroll changes

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Nursing homes will no longer be able to advertise that they provide “memory care” or similar services unless they meet state dementia care standards, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a letter to providers last week.

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