Also in the News for Thursday, Aug. 22

Jury convicts Los Angeles pharmacy owners in $35 million Medicare scheme … Study suggests deep brain stimulation may increase dopamine levels, improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms … Drug companies settle opioid cases for $15 million

Also in the News for Wednesday, Aug. 21

Closure of nursing home leaves community shocked … Physical activity, acupressure linked to improved sleeping habits in nursing home residents … AMA innovation arm to launch local Medicare Advantage plan for underserved seniors

Also in the News for Tuesday, Aug. 20

Study questions ‘burdensome’ interventions for nursing home residents in final days … Fired nursing home aide charged with manslaughter in resident’s death, facility ‘fully cooperating’ with police … CDC report analyzes antibiotic use in healthcare, nursing homes

Also in the News for Monday, Aug. 19

Residents, staff speak out against possible closure of nursing home … Summit Healthcare REIT names new CEO, COO … Costs of treating seniors with dementia through Medicare managed care still unclear

Invesque bullish on group therapy, PDPM

The Patient-Drive Payment Model, with its rewards for higher-acuity patients and group therapy, is expected to be a boon for healthcare real estate company Invesque, executives said Thursday.

Also in the News for Friday, Aug. 16

Provider preview reports now available for skilled nursing facilities … Medicare Part D out-of-pocket maximum set to increase for seniors by 25% in 2020 … Family members, not strangers, more likely to financially abuse seniors
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