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Time to put data into your hospital relationships

Time to put data into your hospital relationships

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Bundled payments mean that you can't escape the numbers. Hospitals want the data on why you're the best choice for post-acute care.

Avastin more likely to cause blindness than Lucentis, study reports

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The cheaper of the two rival macular degeneration treatments could lead to blindness or other adverse events, new research determined.

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

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Exercise can help combat muscle wasting and other complications associated with aging and heart failure, a new study reveals.

Federal officials crack $375 million home healthcare fraud scheme

Federal officials crack $375 million home healthcare fraud scheme

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Federal officials have brought down what they said is the largest home health fraud scheme ever concocted. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said around $375 million was billed incorrectly to Medicare and Medicaid, and announced the suspension of 78 home health agencies associated with physician Jacques Roy, M.D., of Rockwall, TX.

AHCA president: 'There is a way through this'

While this is a particularly challenging time for providers, the American Health Care Association president says he is optimistic about their future.

New C. diff surgery could save lives

A new procedure for patients with severe Clostridium difficile colitis may allow them to have a higher chance of survival and preserve their colon.