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Play to your strengths

Play to your strengths

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Hospitals are penalized for high readmission rates, but you know that. Today's hospital penalty is determined by looking at Medicare beneficiaries leaving an acute care stay with a hospital DRG of heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia. But you know that, too.

Medicare overhauls its beneficiary website

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Medicare beneficiaries now can research nursing homes and determine their coverage options from their smartphones or tablets, thanks to a Medicare website redesign.

A winning strategy for nursing homes

A winning strategy for nursing homes

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Last week, I heard one of the most insightful, no-baloney talks I've heard in a while from a long-term care official.