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Long-term care continues to lead in deal volume and value: PwC report

Long-term care continues to lead in deal volume and value: PwC report

Long-term care bucked healthcare industry trends with strong merger and acquisition activity in the second quarter of 2014, according to newly released data from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Empowering nurse practitioners could reduce hospitalizations from SNFs, study finds

Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to recently published findings.

Pioneer ACO drops out of program, despite reductions in skilled nursing utilization

A California healthcare system has become the latest dropout from the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, despite reducing skilled nursing facility utilization and improving its readmission rates. Sharp HealthCare announced its decision in a quarterly financial statement released Tuesday.

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Improper pesticide in nursing homes leads to 2-year prison sentence for company owner ... 8 injured after car crashes into NC nursing home and causes fire ... Long road to smooth transfer of hospital record info to other providers

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The lessons long-term care fund-raisers and marketers can learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge could be endless.

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Preparing your back yard

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The beauty of bad publicity

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Hospitals cast a wide net for SNF patients

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Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

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