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Also in the News for Wednesday, March 31

‘Pain champions’ in nursing homes spur better adoption of guidelines: study … State leaders gut proposed visitation law before passing it … Legal scholars want investigation into investigator of nursing home COVID-19 mishandling … OIG: States failing to report key Medicaid managed care payment information … CMS tells MACs to hold claims dated after 3/31 to avoid reprocessing as they await final sequestration action.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Dr. El’s Shrinky LTC Fantasy

I hung up the phone with the managed care case reviewer. The patient in question was in her late 50s, with multiple sclerosis and other physical problems that had left her bed-bound. What else would need to happen to get her more than a month of treatment? An amputation? The death of her only child?

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