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  • Dean Cannon’s new client just scored in Medicaid privatization push

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Last week, St. Louis-based Centene Corp. announced its Florida subsidiary, Sunshine State Health Plan, was one of three companies awarded lucrative contracts to take over long-term Medicaid managed care throughout the state. Florida'...
  • Nursing home chain settles with state over poor patient care

     
    Nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare will increase staff to settle citations over poor patient care...
  • 6 arrested in alleged kickback scheme at Sacred Heart Hospital

    6 arrested in alleged kickback scheme at Sacred Heart Hospital
    An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago's West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege....
  • Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth

    Ensign Group is taking care of revenue growth
    As the U.S. population ages, so does the need to care for the sick and disabled. That's what the Ensign Group Inc. in Mission Viejo is banking on. The company provides skilled nursing and rehabilitative care services at 119 facilities in 11 Western...
  • Animal assisted activity programs popular at senior communities

    Animal assisted activity programs popular at senior communities
    As any dog lover knows, canines have special powers. Dogs can engage us in ways humans can't. This is especially true with seniors. There is a growing body of medical research that shows how interacting with dogs (and other pets) improve seniors'...
  • Why Romney and Ryan are going down

    Why Romney and Ryan are going down
    Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryanticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be?...
  • Health care reform: Caring about costs, too

    Health care reform: Caring about costs, too
    By establishing a health benefit exchange and expanding Medicaid coverage, Maryland is on a path to extend access to affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of individuals, families and small businesses. For our progress to be sustainable,...
  • The false promise of dementia drugs

    Federal officials are working to place compassion at the center of how our nation aims to treat elderly patients suffering from dementia. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that they'll coordinate an effort to dramatically...
  • A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action

    A year post-derecho, some lessons are still being put into action
    After last June's derecho — and Tropical Storms Irene and Isabel before it — Rodgers Forge resident Nancy Slaterback was fed up with power outages. "The problem's getting worse. It's not getting better," she told members of the Public Service...
  • Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients

    Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients
    At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
  • For better health at lower cost, fix Maryland's Medicare waiver

    We live in a time of great change in terms of our medical care: how we access it, how it is coordinated, and who pays for it. The change we face in health care is kind of like going back to the future; like the house calls of old, more health and long-...