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Medicaid managed care may have reached a “tipping point” in 2014, with the number of managed care beneficiaries swelling while fee-for-service enrollment actually dropped, according to a recently released report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Medicaid managed care may have reached a “tipping point” in 2014, with the number of managed care beneficiaries swelling while fee-for-service enrollment actually dropped, according to a recently released report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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A recent, first-of-its-kind HIPAA settlement demonstrates that long-term care and other providers need to be vigilant about updating software and other basic security tasks, officials say.

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An assisted living worker in North Carolina stopped helping residents during a fire Wednesday and fled the scene, because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, according to news sources.

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NJ nursing home workers protest over wages … More hospitals to see Medicare bump due to value-based purchasing … CDC updates chronic kidney disease website

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Site-neutral payments for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should not be considered until the recently passed IMPACT Act has been implemented, a rehab provider association strenuously urged Wednesday in a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dropped terrorism-related charges against a former nursing home worker accused of threatening to behead a colleague, news sources reported Wednesday.

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Fourteen people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with second-degree murder related to a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, authorities announced Wednesday.

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Obama signs spending bill … MI man arrested for threatening to bomb a nursing home … Senate passes bill enabling savings accounts for long-term care of people with disabilities

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A program that supports people’s transitions between healthcare settings and coordinates care has slowed the growth of Medicare costs, according to an evaluation by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and RTI International.

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People with severe dementia are less likely to be depressed if they are living in a nursing home rather than a community-based setting, recently published findings suggest.

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A federal bankruptcy judge tentatively ruled that two New York businessmen, and not a private equity firm formerly led by the incoming Illinois governor, are responsible for $1 billion in nursing home wrongful death liabilities.

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HUD issues final rule on financial reporting requirements for LTC facilities … Drugmakers would have to provide prescribing information to healthcare professionals electronically under new FDA proposed rule … Exercise helps stave off Alzheimer’s, new study affirms

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A nursing home aide in New York allegedly got in a physical altercation with a resident, causing the latter to fall and fatally impale himself on part of a table, according to authorities. Cherrylee Young, 41, now faces negligent homicide charges and is scheduled to go before a grand jury.

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The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by the Senate on Saturday will fund the government through September 2015, without any major changes to Medicare or Medicaid.

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