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May 26, 2015
On May 20, 2015, a joint letter was submitted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists to the U S FDA with comments from long-term care pharmacies, professional pharmacy associations, long-term care associations and group purchasing...
May 18, 2015
National efforts are underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia in nursing homes, and internists who work with and in these facilities can participate in and perhaps even lead the changes.
May 13, 2015
Dr. Unroe will be named an AGS fellow, a status bestowed on AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed to the progress of geriatrics care, and are active participants in the society's activities.
April 27, 2015
Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.
April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
April 23, 2015
Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Expenditures on long-term care insurance (LTCI) in Japan have been increasing with the aging of the...
April 21, 2015
Treating all elderly people in the U.S. with lipid-lowering drugs would result in 8 million additional statin users and prevent 68,000 deaths from coronary heart disease, assuming the treatment caused no harm, researchers reported.
April 16, 2015
Alice Bonner, who previously directed the nursing home division for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Obama administration, will start her new position June 1, according to a news release from the Baker administration.
April 15, 2015
Columbia, MD – The bill known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 , which includes the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), was passed by the Senate late Tuesday night, after being passed by the House of...
April 15, 2015
The U.S. Senate last night voted to repeal permanently the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula under which physicians have been reimbursed for care they provide through Medicare. The formula has been in place since 1997.