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OIG to investigate Part A billing, ED transfer practices by nursing homes

OIG to investigate Part A billing, ED transfer practices by nursing homes

The Office of Inspector General released its Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Update this week, and it includes several initiatives important to long-term care operators.

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Government regulators might start policing personal monitoring devices

The government is keeping a watchful eye on personal monitoring devices and may soon regulate them due to privacy concerns and accuracy claims, consumer advocates and tech gurus recently predicted at a specialty tech forum.

Nursing home caregivers often MRSA conduits: Study

Nursing home caregivers are often unwittingly conduits that spread an infection that could lead to a potentially lethal flesh-eating disease, according to a new study in a leading infection control journal.

CMS plans fraud-tracking system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a new provider website to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over potentially fraudulent claims, Modern Healthcare reported.

ALFA offers new labor relations toolkit

The Assisted Living Federation of America is offering updated resources to help providers better handle labor relations issues.

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Teva settles for $1.2B over sleep drug ... LTC changes in WI approved despite objection ... State issues 100-plus page deficiency report on facility

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It's perfectly normal to be outraged about ridiculous new rules. It's quite another to fight changes that are long overdue.

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The pressure is on, Part 2

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Toss me overboard

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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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