Marketbasket index

An inflationary index reflecting the annual change in prices of goods and services used by providers to deliver healthcare. Similar to the consumer price index. Federal authorities, for example, annually recommend and approve marketbasket updates (increases or decreases) to base Medicare reimbursement rates.

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Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.