Health News Daily – February 24, 2016

Multiple Non-Opioid Treatments Improve Pain Management Outcomes, Study Finds
Healthcare Finance
Pain care for patients already taking opioids can be improved by bringing together multiple non-opioid treatment strategies during hospitalization, a new study has found.

Gaps in Care Coordination Must Be Addressed, Measurement Report Says
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
New quality measures for long-term care should be tailored to address gaps in care coordination and transitions, according to a new report from the Measure Applications Partnership.

The CMS Seeks Help Stopping Fraudsters before They Act
Modern Healthcare (may require password)
The CMS is in the early stages of searching for a contractor that would orchestrate an integrated outreach effort across Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare programs to prevent fraud before it happens.

Addressing People, Practice, and Profession
HealthLeaders Media
At the first HealthLeaders Media CNO Exchange, healthcare executives focused on solutions and innovations to address changes in the industry and the nursing profession.

Non-Healthcare News

The Death of the American Motel
Hotel News Now
Once they were pillars of the hotel industry in the United States, but today motels are mostly nostalgic scraps of history for Baby Boomers. Not surprisingly, a retro-motel trend is emerging.