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Proposed hospital payment measures do not consider post-acute care sufficiently, AHCA tells CMS

Proposed hospital payment measures do not consider post-acute care sufficiently, AHCA tells CMS

A potential new Medicare payment measure for hip and knee replacements needs to be revised, or it could limit patients' access to care, according to the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

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Managed care plans need protection from 'carve-outs' to ensure services across the continuum, group tells senators

State "carve-outs" and lack of transparency in rate-setting threaten the ability of managed care plans to support services across the whole continuum, the Medicaid Health Plans of America stated in a recent letter to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee.

Researchers pinpoint brain's 'weak spot' for Alzheimer's, connection to schizophrenia

A particular part of the brain appears to be a "weak spot" that is vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, according to recently released findings out of the United Kingdom.

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