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CMS seeking participants for new post-acute quality measures pilot study ... Medicare Advantage enrollees get less intense PAC with better outcomes, study says ... Price may not be confirmed as HHS secretary until mid-February, insiders say

Warfarin risks reduced for patients after discharge with electronic system, study finds ... Antidepressant use nearly doubles hip fracture risk in Alzheimer's patients ... First-of-its-kind study finds chair yoga a promising treatment for osteoarthritis

LeadingAge joined 71 other non-profit aging organizations this week in urging President-elect Donald Trump to retain nursing home quality standards within the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare providers who interfere with audits risk being barred from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, under a final rule issued Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services.

ACO-affiliated providers reduced readmission rates faster, study shows ... Choice between inpatient rehab, skilled nursing drives post-acute costs ... WHO issues recommendations to combat healthcare-associated infections

Facility hit with lawsuit over resident's death that led to huge fine ... North Carolina to attempt Medicaid expansion by 2018 ... HHS nominee Price got 'special treatment' from medical companies that made campaign donations, report claims

Delirium among nursing home residents often goes undiagnosed and needs to be treated more seriously than it currently is by long-term care professionals, a new research review has found.

Report: Medicare missed $125 million in MA overpayment recoveries ... Seniors more likely to become disabled, admitted to SNF following ER visit ... Republican governors to 'face uphill battle' to keep Medicaid expansion

Less than half of nursing home residents with end-stage renal disease have completed advanced directives that can help reduce hospitalizations and intensive procedures in their last months of life, a new study shows.

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