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Long-term care provider settles False Claims Act suit for $32.7 million ... Researchers testing whether stronger flu shots can prevent heart attack, stroke ... Teens charged with stealing nursing home therapy goat

Binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements have been prohibited under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule for long-term care facilities that was released late Wednesday. Long-term care lobbyists have opposed such a move.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' reported that methods of detecting and preventing healthcare fraud are "not reassuring" as the threat of healthcare fraud continues to grow, House lawmakers said during a hearing Wednesday .

While long-term care providers can strive to reduce the prevalence of MRSA in their facilities, achieving complete elimination of the infections is unlikely, a new study suggests.

A recent $35.5 million pledge from Massachusetts lawmakers to boost wages in nursing homes may not apply to all nursing home workers, a possibility that's raising concerns among the officials and advocates who pushed for the additional funds.

Few physicians believe Accountable Care Organizations will live up to their expectations of increasing quality and cutting costs, a survey published Wednesday shows.

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