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CMS needs to get nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems, Congressional leaders say

CMS needs to get nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems, Congressional leaders say

Federal regulators should start collecting nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems as soon as possible, members of the Congressional Seniors Task Force said in a letter to a top healthcare official Tuesday.

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Male CNA who wears women's clothing can pursue charges that nursing home defamed him

A Texas certified nursing assistant can continue to pursue charges that his former nursing home employer has made false, defamatory statements about him in the job referral process, a federal court recently ruled.

High-profile consumer advocacy group sues over broken Medicare appeals process

Long-term care providers have been outspoken in their criticism of the Medicare appeals process, which has all but ground to a halt. Now a class-action lawsuit says Medicare beneficiaries also are being harmed by the excessively long delays.

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Dementia sharply increases stroke risk ... CMS releases training tool to build respect for LGBT long-term care residents ... Canes fitted to the hip are better for stroke patients ... 'Mindfulness' training improves sleep, reduces depression in early-stage dementia

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