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Seize the day: Tech Awards deadline is tomorrow

Seize the day: Tech Awards deadline is tomorrow

The final countdown has begun: Long-term care providers have less than 48 hours to enter the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. Submissions will be accepted through July 30.

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Skilled nursing facility trends contribute to improved Medicare outlook, Congressional report says

The Medicare trust fund is on track to remain solvent until 2030, trustees of the program stated in a Congressional report released Monday. This improved outlook is due in part to revised expectations about the case mix in skilled nursing facilities.

House bill would define, promote coordinated long-term care services

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination for seniors, also adding it under the Older Americans Act.

Also in the news for July 29, 2014 . . .

Brookdale enters $350K settlement over hiring workers excluded from federal programs ... Seniors are more troubled by distractions, researchers find ... Government publishes new Medicare Quality Improvement Organization requirements ... NQF to test risk-adjusted quality measures

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The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with substance use disorder. It explores the safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain
. To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

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