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Proposed managed care rule could accelerate shift away from nursing home care, official suggests

Proposed managed care rule could accelerate shift away from nursing home care, official suggests

Proposed regulations slated for early 2015 likely will affect how Medicaid managed care balances home- versus facility-based long-term care, news sources reported Wednesday.

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Assisted living residents say 'homelike' setting not so important

Contrary to conventional wisdom, assisted living residents might not place a high value on how "homelike" their surroundings are, suggest findings out of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.

Adjust residents' hearing aids before they listen to music, researcher advises

Nursing home residents might get more enjoyment and therapeutic value out of music if they change hearing aid settings, recently published findings suggest.

Also in the news for Oct. 30, 2014 . . .

CMS offers hospitals more flexibility to settle disputed inpatient claims ... Nursing homes interested in new secondhand smoke detector, Dartmouth researchers say ... Australian researchers announce Alzheimer's blood test progress ... SCAN Foundation releases blueprint for person-centered healthcare systems

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