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Maine nursing home finds way to reduce antipsychotic use
By Sabriya Rice | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physicians at the Durgin Pines nursing home in Kittery, Maine, had been concerned about the use of antipsychotic drugs for the facility's residents.
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Extendicare paying $38 million fine for poor quality care, and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term-care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that they billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and...
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Extendicare to pay $38 million in largest failure-of-care settlement
By Adam Rubenfire | October 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Extendicare Health Services, a long-term care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and unreasonable...
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Reform Update: CMS' plan to cut antipsychotic use in nursing homes falls short, critics say
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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