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A very tangled web

A very tangled web

Medication management is as much art as science in a patient's final days, and that can present multifaceted caregiving challenges for hospice providers

Ventas $2.6 billion acquisition will create largest healthcare REIT

Ventas $2.6 billion acquisition will create largest healthcare REIT

Real estate investment trust giant Ventas took a huge step in bolstering its private-pay assets on Monday, when it announced it would acquire American Realty Capital (ARC) Healthcare Trust for $2.6 billion in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.

AMA to submit information to federal regulators regarding end-of-life care planning

The American Medical Association is expected to release recommendations soon for what physicians should be reimbursed for end-of-life medical consultations. The physicians group issues advisements regularly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which typically adopts them for its programs, the Pew Charitable Trust noted on Monday.

Discontinuing statins extends and improves life for terminally ill, study suggests

Discontinuing cholesterol-busting drugs called statins would save money and potentially extend the lives of terminally ill patients, new research from Duke University School of Medicine suggests.

Medicare bill would boost transitions to long-term care, other settings

Medicare bill would boost transitions to long-term care, other settings

Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill designed to improve coordination of care and services for Medicare beneficiaries as they move from one setting to another.

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