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CMS releases updated Minimum Data Set manual

CMS releases updated Minimum Data Set manual

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument manual Friday.

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House leader urges HHS to end settlements meant to cut Medicare backlog

The Department of Health and Human Services may not have had the authority to offer providers special settlements to help clear a huge backlog of Medicare appeals, a leading Congressman said in a recent letter to the agency. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) is urging HHS to halt the new settlement process.

One-fifth of caregivers take 6 months or longer to choose a senior housing option for a loved one, poll finds

A significant number of people take six months or longer to choose a senior care or housing option for a loved one, recently released survey results showed.

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ACOs continue to improve quality but savings remain elusive ... Bladder training should be option No. 1 for urge incontinence in women, physicians group recommends ... Scottish association releases fall prevention guidelines for long-term care

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Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

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