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Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to Medicaid residential care providers on Tuesday in a ruling that prohibits them from suing for higher reimbursement to recoup escalating costs.

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Sebelius: Future payments to operators will increasingly target care, accountability and savings

Sebelius: Future payments to operators will increasingly target care, accountability and savings

Providers can kiss fee-for-service payments goodbye, says Kathleen Sebelius. The former health official spoke Wednesday at the NIC 2015 Capital & Business Strategies Forum in San Diego.

Advocates resist call for Five Star ratings change for dual-eligibles

A major beneficiary advocate is pushing back on a new study recommending Medicare Advantage rates be adjusted for dual-eligible patients because so many tend to have poorer outcomes than others.

Researchers recommend attacking loneliness to lower seniors' costs, doctor visits

More aggressive interventions with lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and healthcare costs, authors of a recent study conclude.

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It can be very difficult to stop the medical treatment 'train' once it leaves the station.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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).

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