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Remote monitoring rule could ultimately drive down healthcare costs

Despite discovering the myriad benefits of remote monitoring over the past year due to the necessity of COVID-19, a December final rule around reimbursement severely disincentivizes providers from using them. While this initially appears foolish and out of touch with the way facilities actually use these solutions, the rule is feeding into global paradigm shifts…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, May 12

CMS’s new rule: LTC providers must report weekly COVID vaccine data in move that could affect assisted living, too … Mandate staff vaccines or promote them with a $1K bonus? Which one works best might surprise you … Wound evaluation needs upgrade to better serve older patients, study finds … New wound treatment material can protect against resistant bacteria … Ibuprofen, other NSAIDs won’t worsen illness or cause death in COVID patients, investigators say … Social isolation’s effect on physical function increases over time, aging experts say

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, June 17

Only half of nursing homes have received inspections under CMS COVID-19 mandate … Common steroid reduces COVID-19 deaths in early study … ‘Strike team’ for long-term care facilities helped flatten the curve in Washington state … Continuous glucose monitoring tops finger sticks to reduce hypoglycemia in elders with type 1 diabetes: study

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