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Nursing homes' biggest national ally and advocate is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week in an effort to convince Congress to let die a lengthy experiment to withhold therapy claims while it roots out fraud.
Electronic staff scheduling programs have become so sophisticated, some wonder how anyone performs the task anymore with paper and pencil. When it comes to managing labor — a facility's biggest expense — choosing the best solution is critical
Caregivers have no reliable means to gauge pain in dementia patients, university researchers maintain while calling for new methods to assess chronic pain in those populations.
The former chair of a National Quality Forum safety committee has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine to settle allegations he violated the False Claims Act by soliciting and accepting kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Providers need to be smart while accommodating the emerging Medicare payment system.”
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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).