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One of the nation’s largest nursing home chains is looking to thwart what it alleges is a conspiracy by private law firms trying to convince state officials to sue large corporations. Texas-based Preferred Care Partners Management Group also is arguing to dismiss a lawsuit the state Attorney General filed against it last March.

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Retail pharmacy giant CVS announced Thursday it will acquire Omnicare, marking the third major recent consolidation among pharmacies and allied companies providing specialty services and pharmacy benefit programs.

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Nurse arrested for alleged painkiller theft … Medicare Advantage Overbilling needs tightening, Grassley says … Hackers could have reached 1.1 million CareFirst customers

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A skilled nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Indiana is under investigation after inappropriate photos of a resident were allegedly posted by employees on social media.

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A Congressional watchdog group this week criticized the Department of Health & Human Services for failing to keep its improper payment rates low in its Medicare fee-for-service and Medicaid programs.

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Researchers say hospital re-admissions tend to worsen existing disabilities in people during their last year of life. The investigators are advising a more “palliative care approach” as a way to avoid exacerbating such problems.

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Resident died due to lack of ventilator attachment, employee testifies … Vermont replaces MN as healthiest state for seniors … Rhode Island continues fight over Medicaid

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Hospital observation stays leave a Medicare beneficiary in a “medical twilight zone,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said at the Senate Special Committee on Aging committee hearing Wednesday.

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Nursing homes’ loss would be home healthcare’s gain under a controversial plan that would create site-neutral payments for post-acute care.

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The nursing home industry’s largest trade group is pushing back hard against MedPAC’s recommendation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services forego its planned request for $500 million in increased nursing home funding for fiscal 2016.

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Depression can cause irreversible damage leading to stroke even after depressive symptoms have subsided, according to new research.

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Home health in NH says nursing home allotment belongs to them … Sanders pushes for lower drug prices … Long-term care investigations vary in CA, report finds

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On a big-picture level, nursing homes would seem to fare better if more and more prospective residents would enter their facilities with private insurance instead of Medicaid.

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Adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease who ingest more omega-3 fatty acids perform better in cognitive flexibility tests and have bigger anterior cingulate cortices, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois-Champaign.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified catheter collection guidelines in its most recent DMEPOS fee schedule announcement.

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