Mississippi

Aide fired after refusing to pray is not entitled to $70,000 award, appeals court rules

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A Mississippi nursing home did not violate the law by firing an aide who refused to pray the rosary with a resident, according to a recent appeals court ruling that overturned a nearly $70,000 verdict.

Berkadia announces $156 million in financing

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.

Nursing home resident allegedly killed roommate by forcing sandwich down his throat

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A 63-year-old nursing home resident allegedly killed his roommate by forcing a sandwich down his throat, Mississippi authorities say. The sandwich was contained in a cellophane bag.

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.

Recruitment for rural physicians starts with a summer program

Recruitment for rural physicians starts with a summer program

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A new report on the Summer Community Program out of the University of Missouri School of Medicine reflects the program's success. The 15-year study says that when medical school graduates participate in the program, which places them in a rural community for four to six weeks between the first two years of medical school, it makes them more likely to practice in rural areas once they are out of school.

Feds join lawsuit against nursing home operator

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The Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower fraud lawsuit against a former nursing home operator in Mississippi. The lawsuit was originally filed by Academy Health Center, which says the operator of the Lumberton facility charged Medicare and Medicaid for services that were not provided.

States get enhanced Medicaid funding for home- and community-based services

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced enhanced Medicaid funding to states looking to provide more community-based services to elderly and disabled individuals.

Obesity rates top 25% in about 40 states, new report finds

Obesity rates in 28 states ticked upward over the last year. Two-thirds of states report adult obesity rates above 25%, according to a new report.