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Medicare Cuts Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients Keep Ending Up In Hospital

Bonuses and penalties are also intended to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly.

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Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors

When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string.

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Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records.

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Colin Campbell at his home in Covina, Calif., on Dec. 18, 2017. Campbell was diagnosed with ALS eight years ago. He has Medicare due to his disability but can't use it for home care and instead is paying $4,000 a month for that service. His adjustable wheelchair allows him to recline, which makes breathing easier. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Il

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair.

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Nursing homes’ push for profit can clash with patient needs

A bottom-line mentality in modern nursing home chains is clashing with a creaky regulatory system that can leave vulnerable patients in unlicensed assisted-living facilities that are often inadequate and sometimes dangerous.

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Brand-name drugs’ high copays soak Medicare Part D patients

The findings point to opportunities to save money for Medicare Part D’s elderly and disabled beneficiaries, who fill three or more prescriptions a month on average.

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