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Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

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.

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SNF agrees to pay $1.2M to settle rehab claims

A Maine skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $1.2 million to the federal government to settle allegations it did not prevent RehabCare Group East Inc. from providing unnecessary therapy.

Highest Court takes a pass on MedPAC-replacement case

Attorneys working to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board vowed Tuesday to fight the IPAB's first board action, whenever it might come. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a long-standing case challenging the panel's constitutionality.

Study: Antidepressants over-hyped for treating anxiety

A new peer-reviewed study is casting doubts on the efficacy of second-generation antidepressants for treating anxiety, placing much of the blame on various publishing bias of other works.

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It can be very difficult to stop the medical treatment 'train' once it leaves the station.

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New editor stages coup

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What to do with the wanderer

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Measurement to generate success


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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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