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Providers ponder prospect of Supreme Court killing Obamacare

Providers ponder prospect of Supreme Court killing Obamacare

Individuals struggling to make ends meet and long-term care providers relying on a solvent Medicaid program could be on opposite ends of the verdict when the U.S. Supreme Court begins deliberations on a lawsuit trying to kill the Affordable Care Act.

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'Observation status' provision under further review

'Observation status' provision under further review

The American Health Care Association on Thursday applauded a House measure that would inform Medicare beneficiaries of their observation status as hospital inpatient or outpatients. But that might be little consolation for skilled nursing facilities that face the prospect of not getting reimbursed after such observation periods.

Solutions for dehydration in seniors stump researchers

Despite decades and nearly two dozen studies on dehydration in the frail elderly, very little conclusive evidence exists on its causes or solutions, a research team reported Wednesday in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

LGBT residents deserve better: geriatric society

The American Geriatric Society on Wednesday issued a broad policy statement calling for long-term care health professionals to "pioneer" procedures and policies designed to more equitably and fairly treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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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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