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A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services.
A new Government Accountability Office report recommends sweeping government reforms that would mitigate fragmentation and duplication of a number of Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The historic repeal of the "doc fix" this week left about equal numbers of stakeholders relieved and disappointed. Among the most crestfallen: Therapy providers who were hoping for Congress to finally repeal Medicare Part B outpatient therapy caps.
CMS releases Hospital Compare Fact Sheet ... Nurse empowerment is needed to improve outcomes in long-term care, researchers say ... Florida lawmakers headed for overtime session over Medicaid fight
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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).