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Reform Update: Plan to cut antipsychotic use in nursing homes falls short, critics say
By Sabriya Rice | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Patient-safety advocates say the CMS' new plan to curb the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home patients with dementia falls short of what's needed to eliminate unnecessary use.
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Fewer Medicare Rx plans offered for 2015: Avalere study
By Paul Demko | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of prescription drug plans available to seniors will drop by roughly 14% for 2015, according to an analysis of Medicare filings by Avalere Health. The number of Medicare Part D plans nationwide will decrease from 1,169 this year to 1,001 in 2015.
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CMS targets nursing homes' overuse of antipsychotic drugs
By Sabriya Rice | September 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS will push nursing homes to reduce their use of antipsychotic medications by 25% by the end of 2015 and plans to incorporate a measure of the drugs' use to its star-rating system for consumers.
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Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate.
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Hawaii public hospitals cut while hurting for cash
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don't have enough money to make ends meet.
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Transplant providers dispute changes to allocating donated livers
By Sabriya Rice | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The nation's liver transplant community is sharply divided over a proposed plan to revamp the way donated livers are allocated to patients with end-stage liver disease, even though most experts agree that reforms are needed to address significant geographic disparities in patient waiting times.
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ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitals
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals' need to cut costs and coordinate care is driving health systems to give clinical and clerical workers greater responsibility for direct patient services, freeing up more-credentialed professionals for work only they are qualified to do.
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Former CMS official joins Deloitte's healthcare practice, and other news makers
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Danielle Moon, a former top official at the CMS, has joined consulting giant Deloitte's healthcare practice as a federal health policy analyst.
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Medicare ACOs get both bonuses and penalities
By Melanie Evans | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare's accountable care organization initiatives have improved quality of care, but cost savings have proved more elusive.
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House, Senate OK bill requiring more hospice inspections
By Paul Demko | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislation that requires hospice facilities to be inspected at least every three years quietly cleared the House and Senate this week. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill.
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