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Clinical Briefs for Monday, April 13

More than 2,200 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes … Lack of data, testing puts residents at risk of coronavirus: provider survey … More evidence found that ultrasound can aid in delivering future Alzheimer’s treatments … FDA approves first generic albuterol inhaler to meet rising demand

MedPAC Chairman Glenn Hackbarth

MedPAC discusses limiting patients’ post-acute options

Medicare rules might have to be relaxed to give hospitals more say in where patients go for post-acute care, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposed at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s likely that many hospitals already are “soft steering,” some commissioners said.

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