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Elizabeth Carter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Antipsychotic drug use increasing in assisted living, AARP says

Although the off-label use of antipsychotic medications has decreased in nursing home residents who have dementia, it has increased in those with dementia who live in assisted living communities or at home, according to an analysis of insurance claims data released today by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Minimum Data Set information identifying providers will be shared with health plans to fight fraud,

SNH: Five Star initiatives will address CCRC challenges

Weaker performance in skilled nursing operations at Five Star Senior Living CCRCs “heavily influenced” a decline in rent coverage in a Senior Housing Properties Trust portfolio, said the REIT’s president and CEO, David Hegarty. Five Star is addressing the challenges in two ways, he added.

CMS: Aging population a big driver of annual growth in national healthcare spending

Enrollment shifts from private health insurance to Medicare as baby boomers continue to age into the program will help drive average annual growth of 5.5% in national health spending and enrollment from 2017 to 2026, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Projections include spending related to nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.

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