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One out of seven hospital admissions among Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer's could be preventable, according to new research. Reducing that rate could save the federal health program more than $2 billion each year.

Drug repackaging guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration could have detrimental effects on skilled nursing care costs and quality, healthcare groups recently told the agency.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services doubled down on its commitment to alternative payment models this week with the announcement of a new bundled payment program for cardiac care.

More than 30 members of Congress aren't satisfied with proposed regulations for nursing homes and called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for harsher final rules.

Older adults who tend to remember positive information often do worse on memory tests, a new study has found.

A non-pharmacological, person-centered treatment plan helped eliminate regular antipsychotic medication use in 75% of study participants, while still effectively treating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, a new study by Australian researchers has found.

A rule that would strengthen oversight of supplemental payments for Medicaid providers arrived at the White House for review this week.

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