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State “carve-outs” and lack of transparency in rate-setting threaten the ability of managed care plans to support services across the whole continuum, the Medicaid Health Plans of America stated in a recent letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee.

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MI delays dual-eligible program … Guidelines urge 86% of people over 60 to start statins, researchers confirm … IN legislator resigns in wake of nursing home scandal

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A particular part of the brain appears to be a “weak spot” that is vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, according to recently released findings out of the United Kingdom.

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A potential new Medicare payment measure for hip and knee replacements needs to be revised, or it could limit patients’ access to care, according to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

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McKnight’s will not publish its Daily Update on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular publishing schedule on Monday, Dec. 1.

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A particular part of the brain appears to be a “weak spot” that is vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease, according to recently released findings out of the United Kingdom.

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Nursing home residents with an acute illness frequently experience increased pain after opioid use is interrupted, according to recently published findings.

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Most people would consider video cameras to monitor a loved one’s nursing home care but would prefer other methods, according to recently released survey results.

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A 92-year-old resident died during the evacuation of a nursing home in western New York last week, The New York Times reported Sunday.

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New method allows rapid detection of antibiotic resistance in UTIs, other infections … Analytics is the ‘special sauce’ that is largely missing from LTC technology, leader says … Judge puts the brakes on plan to kick out assisted living residents to turn building into condos

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Hospital observation stays would count toward establishing Medicare eligibility for post-acute services, under comprehensive reforms in a new draft bill from the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Hospitals Improvements for Payment (HIP) Act of 2014 proposes a new hospital prospective payment system to be in place by fiscal year 2020. Its goal is to address problems with how short stays are reimbursed.

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Nursing home workers and other members of the country’s largest healthcare union praised President Barack Obama for allowing certain undocumented immigrants to obtain legal status through an executive action announced last Thursday.

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Registered nurses should have more control over scheduling in order to reduce the risk of fatigued workers, according to a new position statement from the American Nurses Association.

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Robotic walker could help stroke survivors regain natural gait, researchers say … Former hospice owner faces potential 200-year sentence for fraud … US seniors among the world’s sickest, Commonwealth Fund finds … Magnetic stimulation to suppress healthy side of brain could help stroke recovery, researchers say

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Healthcare payments linked to the quality of care are causing challenges to existing fraud and abuse laws, a government official said Wednesday.

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