Weekly Roundup

The Week's Top Stories

Common painkiller may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss

An anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat pain associated from menstrual cramps may be able to reverse memory loss linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research shows.

SNF didn't report resident's death because of 'bad press' about operator

A Massachusetts nursing home was slammed this week in a state report that said the provider chose not to report the death of a resident because of "bad press" garnered by its parent company.

Obama administration races to make Medicare changes as healthcare industry objects

Obama administration races to make Medicare changes as healthcare industry objects

As the clock clicks down on President Barack Obama's days in office, the administration remains focused on adjusting Medicare reimbursements, much to the annoyance of healthcare providers.

CNA fired while pregnant can't sue for discrimination, court rules

A certified nursing assistant can't claim she was discriminated against by the skilled nursing facility that fired her while she was pregnant, a federal court ruled this week.

Updated Five-Star doesn't fix accuracy issues, senator says

Updated Five-Star doesn't fix accuracy issues, senator says

New quality measures added to the Five-Star Quality Rating System this week are unlikely to improve the accuracy of the ratings, according to one lawmaker.