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Providers holding breath today for Senate 'doc fix' vote

Providers holding breath today for Senate 'doc fix' vote

As expected, the House of Representatives on Thursday repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), earning loud praise from the American Health Care Association.

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2014 a banner year for senior living providers; top lists released

Senior living providers had a remarkably positive 2014, marked by record investments and acquisitions, growing occupancy rates and swelling demand, according to the annual analysis of the largest senior living providers by the Assisted Living Federation of America.

Non-whites get readmitted more often after joint replacement surgery: Study

Non-whites covered by Medicaid and Medicare are significantly more likely to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 days after total joint replacement surgery than whites, according to a new study that was unveiled on Thursday at the 2015 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Documentation the biggest challenge to providers, survey shows ... Middle-age hip replacements nearly doublefrom 2002-2011 ... Even LTC insurers think product is too expensive ... Exercise, but not Vitamin D, cuts injuries from falls

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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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