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  • 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 the issue to ensure that dementia patients receive the most benefit from their treatment. As a pharmacist who actively works with older adults across the continuum of care, I am witnessing the growth of our population of seniors as the baby boomers age. This increasing number of older adults lends even more significance to the treatment issues surrounding older Americans. The topic has seen a flurry of news coverage lately, including a recent series by NPR.
  • 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...

    Easton Hospital settles health care fraud allegations for $662,000

    Easton Hospital has agreed to shell out $662,000 to settle allegations of health care fraud, according to a news release Monday from the federal government. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia contends Easton Hospital billed Medicare for...