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CMS proposes change to short hospital stay rules

CMS proposes change to short hospital stay rules

Hospital patients may get a reprieve from the controversial "two-midnight" coverage policy under changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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After Omnicare deal, all eyes turn to PharMerica

After Omnicare deal, all eyes turn to PharMerica

It's an odd thing to see the king of the jungle become the hunted instead of the hunter. But that's what happened when CVS announced it was buying Omnicare.

Sailing through 'Wish of Lifetime'

Sailing through 'Wish of Lifetime'

As a little girl, Rhode Island resident Shirley Payne loved to be on the water.

NorthStar adding 15 CCRCs: Portfolio now tops $2 billion

NorthStar adding 15 CCRCs: Portfolio now tops $2 billion

NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc. closed on a $639.3 million portfolio of continuing care retirement communities in mid-June.

Continuum is complete

Continuum is complete

Edgewood Summit builds a new memory care addition in order to fully round out its healthcare mission for West Virginia residents.

Skin in the MDS game

Skin in the MDS game

Skin care and continence assessment are two of the most challenging sections of the Minimum Data Set. Here's how to generate positive outcomes

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Do a shot at a conference for every time you hear about creating a “home like environment,” although be aware of alcohol poisoning.

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Guest columns Empowering your team with leadership skills

Empowering your team with leadership skills

Things I Think Lessons from Yolanda

Lessons from Yolanda

Guest columns False Claims Act developments for providers

False Claims Act developments for providers

The Real Nurse Jackie Ode to ICD-10

Ode to ICD-10

Guest columns Journey to performance excellence

Journey to performance excellence

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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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