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Print Issue: August 2019
A new program from the American College of Surgeons seeks to improve seniors’ health outcomes. The Geriatric Surgery Verification Program includes 30 standards to help patients make better healthcare decisions.
Despite past beliefs, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology are now recommending against the routine use of aspirin in people older than 70.
An analysis of a year’s worth of payroll data has revealed that as many as 75% of U.S. nursing homes do not meet federal expectations for registered nurse staffing.
Providers will receive a reprieve on some new Requirements of Participation Phase 3 tenets, if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has its way, agency officials said in July.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule July 16 allowing nursing home pre-dispute arbitration agreements — but it comes with significant strings attached.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has softened its stance on psychotropics prescribing, looking to allow it more often as part of a newly proposed rule.
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