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Whistleblower allegations aren't limited to employment dates, judge rules

Whistleblower allegations aren't limited to employment dates, judge rules

Healthcare industry whistleblowers alleging False Claims Act violations may get more wind in their sails thanks to a recent ruling in federal district court.

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Bill to repeal Medicare payment panel reintroduced in Congress

Opposition to a proposed independent payment advisory board (IPAB) continued to swell this week following re-introduction of a bill in Congress to repeal a portion of the Affordable Care Act that houses it. Skilled nursing providers have been among providers who do not favor IPAB, which would largely supplant the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Benefits of aneurysm screenings doubtful, say researchers

British researchers warned this week that routine screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in over-65 males may be doing more harm than good.

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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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