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House bill would offer lump-sum Medicare payments to hospitals, post-acute providers

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Skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute providers would be eligible to participate in a Medicare bundled payment system proposed in a House of Representatives bill unveiled Thursday.

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» Health information technology helps nursing homes coordinate care and better protect resident privacy, says noted researcher Gregory Alexander, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing. Alexander reached his conclusions through his work as co-principal investigator of a CMS research project. Funded through a $14.8 million grant, the project's goal is to reduce re-hospitalizations among nursing home residents.

More vendors at CES highlight health and wellness options

More vendors at CES highlight health and wellness options

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The number of digital health exhibitors at January's CES show in Las Vegas was up 25% this year, according to event organizers.