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CMS gives grants to projects tackling care transitions, anticoagulants ... Op-ed: Pay raise for Massachusetts nursing home workers "not enough" ... Medicaid expansion didn't reduce ER visits, study finds

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given preliminary approval to a waiver that will allow Washington health officials to revamp the state's Medicaid program.

Burwell, Slavitt among names discussed for Clinton White House ... Pay raises for aides may not benefit seniors who chose home care over SNFs ... OSHA issues recommendations for workplace safety programs

Providing nursing staff with tools to handle workplace stress and mistreatment from colleagues is important in retaining staff and maintaining quality, a new study shows.

Providers plead with feds for research funding ... Burden of HAIs more than flu, tuberculosis, AIDS combined ... LGBT seniors express concerns about traditional long-term care facilities

The American Health Care Association filed a lawsuit on Monday fighting back against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently issued ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes.

The nation's largest skilled nursing pharmacy provider has agreed to pay $28 million to settle allegations that it received kickbacks to promote use of an anti-seizure medication to nursing home residents, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

Skilled nursing providers may have to "teach" industry stakeholders about how recent changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System impacted their ratings in order to maintain successful network partnerships, one expert stressed on Monday.

Antidepressants may significantly disrupt older adults' sleep patterns and cause a disorder that can contribute to dementia, according to new research.

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