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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking to cut the number of 30-day hospital readmissions by 12% over the next three years under a hospital improvement plan announced Wednesday.

A majority of states have failed to implement risk-based screenings for Medicaid providers, according to a recent report by the Office of Inspector General.

The American Health Care Association has met its goal of reducing antipsychotic use in its member facilities by 30% — and it's done it more than six months ahead of schedule, the group announced Wednesday.

End-of-life discussions growing in wake of Medicare coverage ... Flu vaccine may lower dementia risk, hospitalizations in people with heart failure ... Arkansas governor signs Medicaid savings plan for nursing homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services FY 2016 to 2017 Nursing Home Action Plan laid out five strategies that will "guide" the CMS' Division of Nursing Homes in improving safety and quality throughout the nursing home industry. The plan was released Friday.

Increasing the level of blood pressure therapy for older adults can reduce their risk of heart disease without raising fall risk, a new study has found.

Arrest warrant issued in search for woman taken from nursing home ... Medical equipment suppliers contest CMS data on bidding program ... Research finds increased heart attack risk among antipsychotic users

Individuals affiliated with fraudulent healthcare companies would face tougher government scrutiny under a bill introduced in the House on Tuesday.

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