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Physician participation in the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Program grew 47% from 2012 to 2013, according to a federal report released late last week.

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Hospitals could be doing more to prevent C. difficile, study suggests … Feds are too heavy-handed in Medicaid expansion, Tennessee governor says … Home care owners ordered to pay $80K in back wages

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Long-term care providers may not leapfrog standard administrative appeals in Medicare reviews, as one creative Louisiana nursing home was reminded last week.

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A lack of communication between a discharging hospital and a residential-care facility is being blamed for the death of a 63-year-old man found drowned in a marsh, nine days after leaving the hospital.

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Convicted nursing home killer says evidence destroyed …. Rhode Island zeroing in on Medicaid reimbursements … AHCA lends support for Veterans Access bill … Assisted living caregiver charged with raping resident

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Nearly one-third of Medicaid fraud criminal convictions the federal government obtained last year involved home health aides, a government report finds. Thirty percent of the 2014 cases involved home health aides, while certified nursing aides were culprits in 9% of convictions.

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A 78-year-old retired lawmaker on Wednesday was found not guilty of sexual abuse of his Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife. The Iowa case attracted nationwide attention and has been watched closely by many long-term care professionals.

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A special one-hour, web-based open door forum will be held May 7 to explain to providers the new set of star ratings for the Home Health Compare website, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.

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The nation’s largest pharmacy services provider for nursing homes is believed to be looking for a buyer.

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Managed care is not being warmly embraced by long-term care providers everywhere. Nearly 40 states are in various completion phases of transitioning to privatized Medicaid managed care systems, but Louisiana’s nursing homes are defiantly resisting efforts there to have them join the party.

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Medical researchers say a new treatment could effectively combat the biggest obstacle in managing Parkinson’s Disease – the difficulty in absorbing medications because of erratic muscles that control digestion.

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Much of last week’s historic bill that created new payment rates for Medicare doctors was left unfunded by lawmakers, and now GOP budget hawks are presenting ideas that provoke anxiety in the sector.

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Husband in Alzheimer’s-sex case acquitted … LTC Community Coalition releases state survey report … Families for Better Care criticizes Florida assisted living proposal … Medicaid applications lagging in NJ

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Managed care is not being warmly embraced by long-term care providers everywhere. Nearly 40 states are in various completion phases of transitioning to privatized Medicaid managed care systems, but Louisiana’s nursing homes are defiantly resisting efforts there to have them join the party.

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Information security at nine selected Medicare administrative contractors, at least as of two years ago, was improving, according to a recent report by the Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

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