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Rehab providers blast site-neutral payments, call for rejection

Rehab providers blast site-neutral payments, call for rejection

Site-neutral payments for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should not be considered until the recently passed IMPACT Act has been implemented, a rehab provider association strenuously urged Wednesday in a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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Owner of compounding pharmacy indicted for 25 acts of second-degree murder over meningitis cases

Fourteen people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with second-degree murder related to a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, authorities announced Wednesday.

Prosecutor drops terrorism charges against nursing home worker who allegedly threatened beheading

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dropped terrorism-related charges against a former nursing home worker accused of threatening to behead a colleague, news sources reported Wednesday.

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Obama signs spending bill ... MI man arrested for threatening to bomb a nursing home ... Senate passes bill enabling savings accounts for long-term care of people with disabilities

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