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Providers' comments on rules overhaul deluge CMS: Online Expo to provide answers

Providers' comments on rules overhaul deluge CMS: Online Expo to provide answers

As providers are being urged to voice their opinions on a massive proposed overhaul to long-term care regulations, a McKnight's webinar next Wednesday will dive into how these changes impact payment, health records and more.

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New drug rule could endanger $1.3 billion of Medicare funding

The pharmaceutical industry is pushing for a patent law change that could raise federal healthcare costs by $1.3 billion over the next decade.

Computer, cell phone use may improve seniors' mental age by 4 to 8 years

Today's seniors have better cognitive function than seniors did 10 years ago, and cell phone and computer use could be a factor, according to a new study.

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NLRB ruling may complicate bargaining talks

Healthcare workers employed by a staffing agency are technically employed by both the agency and the facility where they're working, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled. That decision could complicate collective bargaining talks between providers and their temporary workers.

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A friend of numerous Grammy Award winners, the music educator clearly is tuned in to seniors' needs.

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Making resident-centered care a priority

The World According to Dr. El The high cost of rudeness

The high cost of rudeness

Guest columns Connecting the dots in healthcare

Connecting the dots in healthcare

Guest columns Regulations that misfire

Regulations that misfire

Things I Think Staffing: solved

Staffing: solved

Guest columns Curiosity never gets old

Curiosity never gets old

The Real Nurse Jackie Think before you open your mouth in court!

Think before you open your mouth in court!

Living Leadership It's hard work having this much fun

It's hard work having this much fun

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Why wait to help save a life?

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Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

Stroke 2.0 - Endovascular Reperfusion Techniques—Assessing the Evidence and Applying It in Practice

Endovascular therapy is an area of intense investigation and recent data showing the benefits of this therapy for stroke represent a paradigm shift. This educational activity will feature the results of several randomized clinical trials comparing the administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) followed by device removal of a clot with IV tPA alone and how to identify which patients may benefit from endovascular therapy. Experts will also touch upon the implications of these trials on emergency medical services and how we may optimize institutional systems of care for better patient outcomes.

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