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Two Michigan home healthcare agency owners were convicted of various offenses for their participation in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, government officials announced.

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Legislation that would change the appointment of “observation status” for hospital patients was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, and will now be sent to the president to be signed into law.

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The rapid growth of America’s aging population will cause long-term care spending to continue to climb over the next 10 years, reaffirmed the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s National Health Expenditures report.

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New FDA-approved cholesterol drug costs $14,600 a year … Data shows drastic decline in PA nursing home enforcement actions … FL woman arrested for running unlicensed AL facility in her home

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Emergency transport times for stroke patients criticized … AHCA/NCAL announces winners of 2015 LTC Awards … Seniors who stop driving ‘five times more likely’ to be admitted to an LTC facility

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Medicare beneficiaries who receive a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s could amass between $9,500 and $14,000 in additional medical costs each year until they are correctly diagnosed, according to a new study.

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A majority of the jobs with both high annual pay and high job meaning are in the healthcare industry, according to an interactive chart from PayScale, a compensation data website.

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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News earned two national awards at the 2015 American Society of Business Publication Editors awards presentation on Friday in New York.

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Eye drops containing a natural chemical could help seniors avoid cataract surgery, according to new research

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Two North Carolina senior living facilities have turned over surveillance footage of women dressed as nursing assistants and then stealing residents’ jewelry, a local news station reported.

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Jeb Bush wants to “phase out” Medicare … Dementia risk may decrease by generation … Pharmacy owner pleads guilty to assisting in $1.8M Medicare fraud

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Assisted living residents starting hospice care may be closer to death than people receiving the same care at home, new research has found.

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Enrollment screenings for Medicare beneficiaries are weak, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services needs to improve verifying provider practice locations and physician licensure statuses, according to a new federal report.

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Hospital emergency departments need to improve their delirium detection, according to researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.

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Seniors are retiring to states where marijuana is legal… Antibiotics may lower effect of popular blood thinners… Three new Alzheimer’s drugs show promise

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