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Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 13

Older adults with hypothyroidism face elevated mortality risk … Long night’s sleep, long midday naps raise stroke risk … New quality measures introduced for older adults’ diabetes care … Deaths in nursing facilities, hospitals decline while those at home, hospice rise

Hospice & Palliative Care Handbook

Book covers hospice care

The Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, was released to give practical tips for caregivers. The updated version reflects recent regulatory changes.

Also in the News for Tuesday, Feb. 13

Psychiatrists, marketer pushed patients to home health company for kickbacks, feds say … More Wisconsin nursing homes closing due to low reimbursement, advocates say … Families of skilled nursing residents less satisfied with hospice than those with in-home service

Vitas agrees to record-setting settlement

The nation’s largest for-profit hospice provider and its parent company will pay $75 million to settle allegations that it submitted false Medicare claims for hospice services, according to federal authorities.

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