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Value-based care and increased enrollment in Aetna's Medicare Advantage program figure to be two of the biggest winners thanks to the insurance giant's recently announced $37 billion acquisition of competitor Humana.
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are investigating why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has raised its Medicaid improper payment rate target for fiscal year 2015.
Extendicare has closed the $870 million sale of its U.S. operations to an investor group led by private equity firm Formation Capital LLC.
New bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes... Pennsylvania backs off plan to change nursing home payments... Researchers develop world's most sensitive test for infectious disease, superbugs... CMS announces new value-based home healthcare model...
It's an odd thing to see the king of the jungle become the hunted instead of the hunter. But that's what happened when CVS announced it was buying Omnicare.
As a little girl, Rhode Island resident Shirley Payne loved to be on the water.
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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).