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Skilled nursing, CCRC spending being driven to new heights — moderately: report

Skilled nursing, CCRC spending being driven to new heights — moderately: report

The rapid growth of America's aging population will cause long-term care spending to continue to climb over the next 10 years, reaffirmed the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's National Health Expenditures report.

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Senate unanimously passes NOTICE Act, president's signature next

Legislation that would change the appointment of "observation status" for hospital patients was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, and will now be sent to the president to be signed into law.

Michigan home healthcare owners convicted in $33M Medicare fraud

Two Michigan home healthcare agency owners were convicted of various offenses for their participation in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, government officials announced.

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McKnight's wins two national 'Azbee' awards

McKnight's wins two national 'Azbee' awards

McKnight's Long-Term Care News earned two national awards at the 2015 American Society of Business Publication Editors awards presentation on Friday in New York.

Alzheimer's misdiagnoses running up big Medicare bills

Medicare beneficiaries who receive a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's could amass between $9,500 and $14,000 in additional medical costs each year until they are correctly diagnosed, according to a new study.

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With Tuesday's victories in hand, it is now up to long-term care providers to prove they're worthy of them.

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Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

From the September 2014 issue of Renal & Urology News: Data suggest that clinicians often fail to communicate adequately with patients to select individualized therapy. Along with the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and the frequent failure of initial therapy, this points to the need for urology specialists to heighten their diagnostic acuity for idiopathic and neurogenic OAB and its comorbidities, and to strengthen their ability to communicate with patients to individualize treatment, improving efficacy, safety, and adherence. This article includes examples of actual patient-clinician videos and excerpts of faculty discussions.

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