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CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

Long-term care workers continued to have low rates of flu vaccination last season, despite there being 92% vaccination coverage overall among physicians and nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The agency also said seniors should receive two doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

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Antipsychotics reduction goal is 25% by end of 2015, CMS and provider groups announce

Antipsychotics reduction goal is 25% by end of 2015, CMS and provider groups announce

Long-term care providers are being asked to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications among residents by 25% by the end of 2015, and 30% by the end of 2016. Providers have already achieved a 17.1% reduction since 2011.

AL operators accused of withholding $2M in unpaid overtime, minimum wages

Four California assisted living operators are facing eight felony charges related to wage theft, tax and insurance violations, according to local reports.

Three states to examine risk, reform in Medicaid project

Alabama, Washington and Nevada are participating in a yearlong Medicaid project that could help share risk between states and the federal government, the National Governors Association said this week.

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