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2.2% Medicare raise slated for nursing homes

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.

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12

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

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, January 30

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

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 15

‘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

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