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Headlines

NUMBER OF UNINSURED ON THE DECLINE -Friday, April 17
A new report shows states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare cut the number of uninsured by 50 percent. The Hill

CMS APPROVES TINY MEDICARE INCREASE FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES -
Thursday, April 16
The 2016 rate represents at 1.4 percent increase, compared to fiscal year 2015.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News

DOC FIX PASSES SENATE - PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN INTO LAW -
Wednesday, April 15
The legislation modernizes Medicare and changes the way doctor's are reimbursed. Los Angeles Times

CMS POSTS STAFFING/PAYROLL DATA COLLECTION GUIDELINES - Wednesday, April 15
Facilities will soon be able to voluntarily report staffing information for the Five-Star program before the program becomes mandatory next year. McKnight's Long-Term Care News

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS SOAR IN 2014- Tuesday, April 14
Spending jumped 13 percent in just one year, mostly due to newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.  The Associated Press

SOME RETAILERS PULLING CONTROVERSIAL SUPPLEMENTS - Friday, April 10
Report reveals some supplements may include a dangerous stimulant. The New York Times

FEDERAL REGULATORS CITE NURSING HOME IMPROVEMENTS -Wednesday, April 8
CMS reports on key achievements reached during a five-year effort to enhance the quality of services for Medicare beneficiaries. McKnight's Long Term Care News

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