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CMS waives provider screening, DME requirements for TX and LA hurricane victims

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporarily waiving its usual requirements for acquiring or replacing medical equipment or prosthetics and is easing provider screening rules for Texas and Louisiana providers and suppliers impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Germ-killing paint

Infection control takes on a new hue as some healthcare facilities are painting their problems away.

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NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves. 

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Sabra, Care Capital merge in $7B REIT

The combined REIT portfolio could contain more than 550 investments across the United States and Canada.

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A new market for seniors

Episcopal Senior Communities is growing its produce markets, which offer fresh and affordable produce for California seniors. 

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NIC reports lowest SNF occupancy rates ever

The quarterly Skilled Nursing Data Report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care saw increases in Medicaid patients and decline in Medicare revenue.

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HoverTech expands distribution in LTC market

Patient lift manufacturer HoverTech is partnering to distribute its lifts in the LTC market.

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Clorox to help LTC facilities pass the sniff test

Clorox Professional Products Company has launched a spray to identify and capture odors, so potential residents and loved ones can first see long-term care facilities, not what they smell like.

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