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Medicaid paying 32% less than Medicare Part D for medications

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Medicaid is paying the lowest average price for 78 high-use and high-expenditure brand-name and generic drugs, a new federal report finds.

Long-term care providers to pilot new teamwork training protocol

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A Medicare quality improvement organization is looking for long-term care providers to pilot its new teamwork training program, TeamSTEPPS. According to the program's website, it aims to optimize performance among "teams of healthcare professionals, enabling them to respond quickly and effectively to whatever situations arise."

Copper surfaces lower healthcare-acquired infection rates, study finds

Installing antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital intensive care unit rooms reduced the risk of acquiring hospital-related infections by more than 40%, according to new research. This finding was the result of a study testing the efficacy of antimicrobial copper in hospital rooms.