Now is the opportunity for providers, policymakers and other stakeholders to aggressively reform the long-term services and supports system after its underlying weaknesses were exposed under pandemic conditions, experts argue in a new Health Affairs blog post.
Nursing home operators will receive an aggregate $750 million Medicare pay increase for fiscal year 2021 under a final rule announced Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It would amount to a 2.2% net increase starting Oct. 1, 2020, when fiscal year 2021 begins.
The antiviral remdesivir is priced “well below” the projected value of most patient treatments, the drugmaker says. Others claim the cost is too high, considering that its development was partly taxpayer funded.
EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease … Bill would strip nursing home operators of ability to sign death certificates
Residents report improved health with weekly smartphone interaction … Lithium may halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers claim … Some residents receive fewer prescriptions due to lack of Medicare coverage … Purell receives FDA warning over claims the product prevents ebola and flu
‘Ageotypes’ study ties healthy behaviors to decrease in aging markers … Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate … Psychiatric conditions linked to cognitive performance in Parkinson’s … Eli Lilly to launch half-priced versions of two more insulin products