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Nursing homes with visiting physicians or providers would do well to uncover their troubled histories with Medicaid or Medicare programs in other states or face billing nightmares, and worse, federal scrutiny.
A popular acid reflux medication was the costliest drug paid for by Medicare Part D in 2013, while a blood pressure medication was the most frequently prescribed, according to a new report on prescription drug prices.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News was honored as having the best news coverage among U.S. healthcare publications for the sixth straight year. The McKnight's editorial team earned five honors overall in the 2015 ASHPE national awards program, which announced winners Friday.
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The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).