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The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to Medicaid residential care providers on Tuesday in a ruling that prohibits them from suing for higher reimbursement to recoup escalating costs.
Providers can kiss fee-for-service payments goodbye, says Kathleen Sebelius. The former health official spoke Wednesday at the NIC 2015 Capital & Business Strategies Forum in San Diego.
A major beneficiary advocate is pushing back on a new study recommending Medicare Advantage rates be adjusted for dual-eligible patients because so many tend to have poorer outcomes than others.
More aggressive interventions with lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and healthcare costs, authors of a recent study conclude.
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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).