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Reform Update: CMS' plan to cut antipsychotic use in nursing homes falls short, critics say
By Sabriya Rice | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Patient-safety advocates say the CMS' new plan to curb the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home patients with dementia falls short of what's needed to eliminate unnecessary use.
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Ohio reaches key goal in long-term-care spending
By Associated Press | September 14, 2014
State officials say Ohio has met a key benchmark in providing long-term-care services for older and disabled residents.
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What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ
By Reuters | September 12, 2014
When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, such as home-based long-term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews.
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Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics
By Sabriya Rice | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain treatment in a...
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Genesis, Skilled Healthcare deal to create $5.5B post-acute giant
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Privately held Genesis Healthcare and publicly traded Skilled Healthcare Group intend to merge, creating a post-acute-care behemoth with approximately $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue.
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Demographics add urgency for action on dementia long-term care
By Esther M. Friedman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What can be done to improve the situation of people with dementia and their caregivers?
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Older Americans see growing rate of chronic disease
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The prevalence of chronic diseases among older Americans continues to rise despite a reduction in some of the behaviors associated with developing such conditions, according to a new report.
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Obamacare leaves nursing homes waiting for millions of dollars
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | June 25, 2014
The massive expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare had an unintended consequence in Illinois, leaving nursing homes in the lurch as the state sits on a mountain of unpaid bills.
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Data Points: Long-term care
April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What is the median rate for a year's nursing home stay in a private room? Read Data Points and find out.
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Mich. Dept. of Community Health reports security breach
By Daily Tribune (Clinton Township, Mich.) | April 04, 2014
The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a notice of a security breach in protected health information kept on a laptop computer and flash drive of an employee of the state's Long Term Care ombudsman's office.
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