The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has saved $42 billion in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by proactively preventing potential fraud and dispersing improper payments. Additional savings are expected for fiscal year 2015.
Going to the hospital can be confusing for those with dementia, complicate their clinical symptoms and even make their dementia worse. Some hospitals may be better prepared and trained in dementia care than others, says a panel of care transition experts.
Researchers did not see a relationship between people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and late-onset Alzheimer's disease in one of the largest studies of TBI to date, signaling the need for more brain research.
Fewer than one in five women who break their hip receive at least one of the recommended osteoporosis screening tests or treatments within six months of incidence, according to a metaanalysis from the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Setting up a Qualified Income Trust/Miller Trust to fulfill the Medicaid requirements can be tricky business, so Ohio's Medicaid recipients shouldn't wait to get started on the process, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.