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New York nursing home cited for saving woman... Nurses at a Syracuse long-term care facility saved a resident's life using cardiopulmonary resuscitation, even though the woman had a valid do-not-resuscitate order and was wearing a special bracelet to identify DNR patients.

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New bundled payment model may leave SNFs at... A new voluntary bundled payment model announced this week doesn't focus on cost-saving innovations in the long-term care setting and limits benefits for those providers, observers said Wednesday.

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Cuts threaten national program that transitions... Money Follows the Person is meant to allow patients access to care in home- and community-based settings, and viewed as helping provide quality care at a lower price.

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Hospice director, also the town mayor, charged... A Texas mayor and three others were indicted Wednesday for their alleged roles in a $150 million healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme, prosecutors said.

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New night shift study sounds the alarm Over the years, I've heard what seems like every possible explanation for cancer. Sometimes it's cancer patients blaming themselves through questionable science — "I was too stressed" or "I should have eaten less sugar" — and other times it's more legitimate — "She was a lifelong smoker" or "She had the BRCA1 gene."

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You already know the LTC story to watch this... Look into the crystal balls out there to speculate about the rest of 2018. But remember, too, that examining the past is also a very good way to know the road ahead.

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4 considerations for building your emergency... From Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to the California wildfires, there has been no shortage of extreme weather around the country.

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The next big thing at 2018 CES: Gadgets with an... Every year, CES — that's the Consumer Electronics Show — unveils the world's latest and greatest in technology.

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Union launches #6minchallenge to highlight how... Six minutes into your morning routine, you might still be wiping the sleep from your eyes. But a union representing Ontario's 9,000 long-term care workers says that's the average number of minutes they have to prep residents for each day.

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ER visits can signal beginning of decline for... A trip to the emergency room can signal the onset of serious health challenges in the elderly, even when the patient is not admitted.

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Hackers may have tricked FL worker into giving... Florida officials announced Friday that hackers may have stolen the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients in November.

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Medical records firm sues HHS over HIPAA... A technology company that helps healthcare providers complete medical records requests is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over "irrational, arbitrary" HIPAA limits that cap how much providers can charge for those documents.

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Republicans reconsider targeting Medicare,... Last weekend's Camp David retreat has Republicans rethinking their earlier ambitions to reform safety-net programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, fearing a lack of support heading into midterm election season.

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Gravity wins — again If there's one thing I've learned, it's that everything happens for a reason. In my case, life's challenges are apparently meted out by the gods for the sole purpose of entertaining you, the long-term care professional, at the expense of my personal dignity.

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Wisconsin considers tax-protected long-term... Wisconsin residents will be able to invest in long-term care funds set up like popular, state-based college savings plan, if legislators get their way.

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Look on the bright side You know, it's really all how you look at things. We all have days that stink, but spinning the situation differently can change how we deal with apparent downers.

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After weeklong stay, Illinois Governor proposes... Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) said this week he would convene a task force to look at how to best overhaul a state veterans home and prevent another outbreak of Legionnaires'.

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Also in the News for Tuesday, Jan. 9 HCP taking hit from SNF property company's rent woes ... Groups urge Congress to give dying patients access to experimental drugs ... Study finds women on regular night shift had 19% higher cancer risk

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Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 12 DOJ kept pace on false claims in 2017, despite efforts to ease enforcement ... Missouri nursing assistants head to mediation after six weeks of strike ... Police in Canada won't charge cognitively impaired nursing home killer

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Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 10 Pfizer ends its quest to develop Alzheimer's and Parkinson's drugs ... Nearly 70 Wisconsin seniors fear eviction amid Medicaid dispute ... Hawaiian program gives family caregivers who work a daily stipend

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