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Study Finds that Alzheimer’s Taking a Huge Toll on Medicaid Programs, Caregivers, Not Medicare

A Medicare Claims Study conducted by the Washington, DC-based Alliance for Aging Research and Milliman, a large international, independent actuarial and consulting firm, finds that caregivers and State Medicaid Programs, not Medicare, are burdened with the majority of costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease.  This study’s findings published in the June 25 issue of Journal of Managed…

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Despite Benefits, Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy

Medicare beneficiaries, recovering from strokes, receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during their hospital stays despite evidence that such rehabilitation is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, finds a newly released study by at Providence, Rhode Island-based Brown University.  The data also suggests that patients who receive more physical therapy (PT) are less…

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