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HIV patients living longer, requiring different care from LTC providers, report says

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Healthcare providers should offer testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in older adults and adjust care for those who have the disease, a new study reports.

Mortality rates rise in U.S.

Mortality rates in the U.S. have been worsening over the last 20 years. A new report shows that its world rankings have slid during that period.

Medicare terminates prescription drug contract with Fox Insurance Company

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday ended its contract with Fox Insurance Company after an on-site review revealed serious policy violations. It represents the first time that CMS has terminated a contract with a Part D drug plan since the drug program began in 2006, according to CMS.

CMS proposes covering HIV screening for Medicare beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed covering voluntary HIV screening for Medicare beneficiaries at increased risk of infection and those who are pregnant.