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  • Report shows rise in federal spending in Pa. over last decade

    — Federal spending in Pennsylvania totaled $135 billion last year, a figure that has grown by half over the last decade, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

    Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
    Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing...

    Medicare May Help Seniors If Advantage Plans Drop Doctors

    Next year, seniors with private Medicare Advantage insurance policies whose doctors leave their plan may be able to leave, too, under a new Medicare rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversee Medicare Advantage programs, will...

    2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme

    2 former Sacred Heart Hospital executives plead guilty in scheme
    Located in a high-crime neighborhood on Chicago's West Side, Sacred Heart Hospital had limited emergency services, a skeleton staff on nights and weekends, and no access at those hours to routine procedures such as x-rays or lab work, federal...

    Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines

    Doctors Hospital among 3 Riverside locations hit by Medicare fines
    In a second round of fines related to the quality of certain performance measures instituted by the Affordable Care Act, three Riverside hospitals will take a 1 percent hit in Medicare reimbursements for the next fiscal year. The across-the-board...