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LTCH Facilities Give Better Care, Improved Outcomes

Last year, researchers reported that long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide superior outcomes for the most severely ill patients than any other post-acute care setting “Post-acute care plays a significant role in our health care system,” explains George Kyriacou, MSPH, president and CEO of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn, during a September 2018 presentation of a …

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Latest Medicare Trustee Report Warns of Insolvency in Seven Years

The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to pay full benefits until 2026, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. That’s unchanged from last year’s report, which projected that the Medicare trust fund would become insolvent three years earlier than they previously expected – in part because …

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