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One in three skilled nursing facilities under Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative testing will be shut out from a waiver of the three-day stay rule due to their star rating, according to a new published report.
The improper payment rate for skilled nursing facilities increased to 11.04% in 2015 largely due to insufficient documentation, a new report has shown.
New reports from the Government Accountability Office and AARP are taking aim at increasing prescription drug prices and the potential burdens they pose to consumers and government programs.
A nursing home in Alaska is earning praise from residents and their families for a new partnership that brings a taste of traditional native foods to the facility.
Service coordinators linked to 18% hospitalization reduction... Loneliness triggers cell changes that can cause illness in seniors... 12% of prescription drugs are given for unapproved uses
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