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Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

Average SNF patient paid $3,400 when ineligible for Medicare, AARP report finds

New AARP research reveals that the use of hospital "observation" status is having a substantial impact on out-of-pocket healthcare costs and follow-up care decisions for many Medicare beneficiaries.

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Self-reporting False Claims Act violation averts litigation

Long-term care providers would do well to know the lesson from one Pennsylvania continuing care facility, which averted costly litigation when it discovered and later reported irregularities of more than $1 million in Medicare claims.

Head of state association quits 'to preserve unity'

The long-time head of Georgia's most powerful nursing home lobby resigned last week, revealing a rift that had grown among providers. The exec had spoken out in favor of lesser funding from the state and spreading it to more than just a small group of providers.

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Videos sharpen the focus at Friendship Village

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Defeat the plague of improper claims

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Key lessons from Lemington Home for the Aged

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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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