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Blackstone Group bolsters senior housing portfolio

April 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The private equity firm closed on deals with Brookdale and Senior Lifestyle totaling $1.8 billion so far this year. 

CMS funds nursing home for prisoners

April 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates. 

Congress to CMS: bolster oversight audits

April 28, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to explain nearly $125 million in potential overcharges for Medicare Advantage plans. 

Ageless works of art

April 28, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak
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A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students. 

Medicaid, Medicare and Mary Jane

April 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Surprise—states that have legalized medical marijuana have far lower Medicaid and Medicare Part D prescription costs for certain chronic conditions, say recent studies. Will this get CMS' attention?

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka
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Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson's

April 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. 

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

April 26, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak
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Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition.

NCCDP seeks CNA of the Year noms

April 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Do you know a dementia care CNA who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations are now being accepted for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners CNA of the Year award.

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

April 24, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management.