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With the advent of bundled payment programs and accountable care organizations, hospitals are forming tighter bonds with skilled nursing facilities across the country. But are these "preferred providers" of hospitals actually providing higher quality care than their "non-preferred" peers?
Aiming to cut down on regulatory burdens and give more power to states, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is making notable changes to the Medicaid program, the biggest source of payment for nursing homes.
A thinning retina was correlated to progression of Parkinson's disease in new data published in an August issue of Neurology.