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New university-based research claims employees such as nursing home caregivers, factory and shipping workers who work outside normal 9 a.m.-5 p.m. schedules could be suffering a disproportionate share of serious sleep- and weight-related health problems.
National pharmacy services provider PharMerica said it has entered into separate agreements with the government and revised its controlled substances dispensing policies following a whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2009.
Conservative governors who shunned Medicaid expansion in their states are feeling vindicated in light of unexpectedly huge surges in Medicaid enrollment in neighboring states.
A new report to Congress says more justification is needed for the $146 billion being spent on demonstration projects, most of which have not been clearly shown to further the objectives of the Medicaid program. Medicaid funds more than two-thirds of U.S. nursing home care.
More than one-third of the nation's 15,500-plus nursing homes now bear the stigma of poor quality as a result of a tough new star ratings system implemented in February by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and posted on its Nursing Home Compare website.