Prominent long-term care provider associations registered support for a bipartisan budget deal being considered by Congress this week, despite the fact that it would extend a period of reduced Medicare reimbursements.
Police arrested a man in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife, who had dementia, and his sister, who was in a coma at a nursing home, authorities in Los Angeles announced Wednesday.
In light of widespread inappropriate claims, providers will face heightened scrutiny for Medicare claims for hospice medications, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated in a letter this week.
Top House and Senate budget negotiators have carved out a deal that would end many parts of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, but long-term care providers would face an additional two years of reduced Medicare reimbursements.
Most physicians end up providing care at SNFs by default.”
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Of all the newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients, 25%-30% of them will have muscle-invasive disease that ideally will require major surgery in the form of a radical cystectomy, bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy and creation of a urinary diversion as an integral part of curative therapy.