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Shady practitioners often go undetected across state lines: Report

Shady practitioners often go undetected across state lines: Report

Nursing homes with visiting physicians or providers would do well to uncover their troubled histories with Medicaid or Medicare programs in other states or face billing nightmares, and worse, federal scrutiny.

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Certain brand name meds drive up Part D prices, CMS finds

Certain brand name meds drive up Part D prices, CMS finds

A popular acid reflux medication was the costliest drug paid for by Medicare Part D in 2013, while a blood pressure medication was the most frequently prescribed, according to a new report on prescription drug prices.

McKnight's receives top honors again for news coverage

McKnight's receives top honors again for news coverage

McKnight's Long-Term Care News was honored as having the best news coverage among U.S. healthcare publications for the sixth straight year. The McKnight's editorial team earned five honors overall in the 2015 ASHPE national awards program, which announced winners Friday.

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FDA examines safety of antiseptic products ... Routine preoperative testing not recommended before cataract surgery ... CMS proposes 1.3% increase for hospices

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The reality is that plenty of residents remain frisky later in life, as do many non-institutionalized spouses.

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Guest columns Great associates are sought from the top down

Great associates are sought from the top down

Living Leadership Put your gait belt where your mouth is

Put your gait belt where your mouth is

Guest columns Accountability for antipsychotic medication use

Accountability for antipsychotic medication use

The World According to Dr. El 'Okie El' rocks out, and then veges out

'Okie El' rocks out, and then veges out

Guest columns Increasing beauty among the elderly

Increasing beauty among the elderly

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CDI can transform healthcare

CDI can transform healthcare

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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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