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Providers fuming after MedPAC calls for cancellation of Medicare pay raise

Providers fuming after MedPAC calls for cancellation of Medicare pay raise

The nursing home industry's largest trade group is pushing back hard against MedPAC's recommendation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services forego its planned request for $500 million in increased nursing home funding for fiscal 2016.

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OIG report prods federal regulators to get tougher about improper care payments

A Congressional watchdog group this week criticized the Department of Health & Human Services for failing to keep its improper payment rates low in its Medicare fee-for-service and Medicaid programs.

Preferred Care Partners seeks to dismiss suit over care, billing issues

One of the nation's largest nursing home chains is looking to thwart what it alleges is a conspiracy by private law firms trying to convince state officials to sue large corporations. Texas-based Preferred Care Partners Management Group also is arguing to dismiss a lawsuit the state Attorney General filed against it last March.

CVS to acquire Omnicare for $10.4 billion

CVS to acquire Omnicare for $10.4 billion

Retail pharmacy giant CVS announced Thursday it will acquire Omnicare, marking the third major recent consolidation among pharmacies and allied companies providing specialty services and pharmacy benefit programs.

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Guest columns Talking about and speaking up for nurses

Talking about and speaking up for nurses

Guest columns The pressure is on, Part 1

The pressure is on, Part 1

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Creating a 'Just Culture'

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Preparedness is key

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New ideas for resident-centered care

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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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