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Communicating End-of-Life Wishes Pays Off Where Aggressive Treatment Is the Norm

A new study finds that when medical personnel know what kind of care a patient wants at the end of life, Medicare can be spared ..

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Administration Abruptly Pulls Plug on Medicare End-of-Life Counseling

Three days after enacting a Medicare regulation that would have reimbursed doctors ...

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Social Security Benefits to Rise Only 1.5 Percent in 2014

The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.5 percent increase in payments in 2014 ... 

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Some Seniors Getting Sticker Shock When Moving From Hospital to Nursing Home

A growing number of Medicare recipients are spending days in the hospital before moving to a nursing home, only to find that ...

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Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

If you or a family member lives in an assisted living facility, you know that assisted living costs continue to rise every year.

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New Rules Would Give Home Health Care Workers Wage Protections

The Obama Administration is proposing to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers ...

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Medicare's Observation Policy Comes Under Scrutiny

Medicare is launching a pilot program to determine whether relaxing its payment rules can help patients who require nursing home c...

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Suit Contests Hospitals' Practice of Not Admitting Patients Prior to Nursing Home Transfer

Seven Medicare patients have filed a class action lawsuit challenging a Medicare policy that allows hospitals to place patients ..

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