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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.
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.
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.
Former assisted living worker sues employer over alleged defamation of character ... Nursing home workers protest for higher wages ... More people are doing end-of-life planning, study finds
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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).