John Andrews

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States eye Medicaid hikes

In a sign that the economy continues its recovery from the devastating recession of 2008, most states are committed to raising Medicaid fees in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, research from the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid has found.

Medicare coverage kicks in, 2 years after landmark win

Medicare coverage kicks in, 2 years after landmark win

Seven years after filing for Medicare benefits for diabetes complications, Glenda Jimmo of Bristol, VT, finally qualified for skilled home health maintenance coverage. The obstacle that caused the long delay was Medicare's "improvement standard," which officials used to deny coverage for beneficiaries deemed to be "unlikely to improve."

Raising sensitive issues

Raising sensitive issues

Wound care gets most of the attention, but ostomy management is another critical need for long-term care residents that deserves study, improvement

Rehab settings in flux

Rehab settings in flux

Providers are establishing therapy rooted in person-centered care, including activities that help cognitive functioning, balance, memory and awareness

Acuity takes a seat

Acuity takes a seat

Clinical conditions and needs play a big role in furnishing choices for long-term care communities; what you choose influences who you serve — and vice versa

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