HIV

SNF reaches agreement to resolve claims it wrongfully discharged HIV-positive resident

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An Oklahoma skilled nursing facility has reached an agreement with federal officials to remedy a complaint that it discharged a resident after finding out she was HIV positive, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced Friday.

Website debuts for HIV-positive seniors

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Clinicians treating people older than 50 with HIV now have a new resource.

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.

Rising Alzheimer's toll presents an opportunity for vendors

Deaths linked to Alzheimer's disease have increased in the last decade while those for stroke, breast cancer and HIV have dropped, said researchers calling for more funding for the memory-robbing disease.

One in five long-term elder care patients have MRSA in their noses

The secret to identifying people with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isn't right under our nose—it's in it, new research suggests.

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.

Medicare to pay for HIV screening

Medicare will now cover HIV screening for beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday.

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.