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New CMS Medicaid managed care rule introduced

An ambitious and comprehensive policy-making effort that promises to completely transform and radically overhaul the Medicaid managed care marketplace has passed White House Office of Management and Budget review.

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Popular Alzheimer's drug to remain on the market at least until August

A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company's plan to replace a proven Alzheimer's drug with a more expensive version.

Heightened painkiller-abuse attention snares provider interest

Heightened calls to curb painkiller-related hospitalizations and deaths on both sides of the aisle in Congress and the presidential campaign trail may make providers concerned about more restrictions on medications in long-term care.

Hospice spouses less depressed: study

Symptoms of depression are less common in the spouses of hospice residents when compared to families where hospice was not involved, a recent study suggests.

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SNFs pay $3.8 million to settle false claims and overmedication charges

SNFs pay $3.8 million to settle false claims and overmedication charges

The owners of two California nursing homes have agreed to pay $3.8 million to the federal government.

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Sexuality among elders with dementia can be a complicated situation.

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Toss me overboard

Guest columns Talking about and speaking up for nurses

Talking about and speaking up for nurses

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The pressure is on, Part 1

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Falls conference focuses on prevention

Falls conference focuses on prevention

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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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