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New mechanism behind Alzheimer’s onset identified

A new study published in the journal Brain overturns thinking on the role of toxic peptides in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Feds unveil long-awaited overhaul of Medicaid managed care

The federal government on Tuesday unveiled a long-awaited regulatory package that sets national standards for managed care under Medicaid, marking the biggest changes to the growing program in more than a decade.

Imminent CMS rule could boost managed long-term care in Medicaid

The CMS is about to release a sweeping proposed rule that could fuel a major expansion of Medicaid managed long-term care for elderly and disabled beneficiaries.

Funding program shields nursing homes from lawsuits

The nursing home industry has never accused Texas of being too generous with its Medicaid dollars — the state is among the worst in terms of the money it reimburses such facilities for providing care to needy Texans.

Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.

Former Kaiser exec named new MedPAC chairman

A former Kaiser Permanente physician executive has been tapped to lead the 17-member Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Government Accountability Office announced late last week.

SNFs pay $3.8 million to settle false claims and overmedication charges

The owners of two California nursing homes have agreed to pay $3.8 million to the federal government to settle allegations they submitted false Medicare and Medicaid claims and overmedicated residents over a five-year period, according to the Justice Department

Police: Nurse, teacher stole drugs from nursing home to fund Vegas trip

A former elementary school teacher and the former director of nursing at a nursing home have been arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from the nursing home to sell to fund a trip to Las Vegas, according to Slidell Police.