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New payment models clash with fraud laws; waivers might not be the answer, official says

New payment models clash with fraud laws; waivers might not be the answer, official says

Healthcare payments linked to the quality of care are causing challenges to existing fraud and abuse laws, a government official said Wednesday.

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'Elderspeak' study reveals prevalence: study

Certified nursing assistants are more likely to use "elderspeak," a form of patronizing speech used with seniors, if they are familiar with the resident, if the resident has dementia, or others are not around, a study finds.

FDA approves extended-release opioid painkiller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave market clearance to an extended-release opioid painkiller yesterday. It is designed for those with severe pain.

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