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Report: Managed care reaches 'tipping point'

Report: Managed care reaches 'tipping point'

Medicaid managed care may have reached a "tipping point" in 2014, with the number of managed care beneficiaries swelling while fee-for-service enrollment actually dropped, according to a recently released report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Assisted living caregiver abandoned residents during fire to evade police, authorities say

An assisted living worker in North Carolina stopped helping residents during a fire Wednesday and fled the scene, because he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, according to news sources.

HIPAA breach leads to first-ever 'neglect' settlement for a healthcare provider

A recent, first-of-its-kind HIPAA settlement demonstrates that long-term care and other providers need to be vigilant about updating software and other basic security tasks, officials say.

Also in the news for Dec. 19, 2014 . . .

NJ nursing home workers protest over wages ... More hospitals to see Medicare bump due to value-based purchasing ... CDC updates chronic kidney disease website

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Our social media overlords have their sights set on enslaving the planet's seniors.

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2015: The year of innovation

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9 things NOT to expect in a nursing home

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Tips on handling the flu with seniors

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Fuzzy math in RAC audits

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10 things to remember in seniors furnishings

10 things to remember in seniors furnishings


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