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Feds Order More Weekend Inspections Of Nursing Homes To Catch Understaffing | California Healthline

Medicare instructs inspectors to look for staffing inadequacies in homes that report suspiciously low numbers of registered nurses and weekend workers. Source: Feds Order More Weekend Inspections Of Nursing Homes To Catch Understaffing | California Healthline

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Government Investigation Finds Flaws In the FDA’s Orphan Drug Program | California Healthline

A probe by the Government Accountability Office cites breakdowns in the Food and Drug Administration program that approves drugs for rare diseases. Source: Government Investigation Finds Flaws In the FDA’s Orphan Drug Program | California Healthline

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes | California Healthline

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Source: Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes | California Healthline

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Look-Up: Medicare’s Bonuses And Penalties For Nursing Homes In California | California Healthline

The federal government is issuing bonuses and penalties to skilled nursing facilities based on how often their patients are readmitted to hospitals within a month of being discharged. Source: Look-Up: Medicare’s Bonuses And Penalties For Nursing Homes In California | California Healthline

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Sales Reps May Be Wearing Out Their Welcome In The Operating Room | California Healthline

Do sales reps in the operating room lend helpful expertise or inflate already bloated costs? Depends on whom you ask. Source: Sales Reps May Be Wearing Out Their Welcome In The Operating Room | California Healthline

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Is Trump Pushing Health Insurance Innovation Or An ACA Rollback? | California Healthline

The Trump administration offered states specific examples of how they could change the way they implement the Affordable Care Act. Critics say it could drive up premiums for many. Source: Is Trump Pushing Health Insurance Innovation Or An ACA Rollback? | California Healthline

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Listen: Paying More For Your Health Insurance? Depends On Where You Live | California Healthline

As consumers weigh health insurance options during open enrollment, location matters. Some parts of the country are seeing drops in premiums while others are experiencing another year of sticker sh… Source: Listen: Paying More For Your Health Insurance? Depends On Where You Live | California Healthline