Medical

July 21, 2017
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The “Protecting Access to Care Act” Threatens Patients and Nursing Home Residents

On June 28, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Access to Care Act.”  This is a horrible piece of legislation that places a […]
October 17, 2016
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New CMS Rule Bars Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses in Admission Contracts

Beginning November 28, 2016, nursing homes can no longer require residents or their families to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement as part of the admission contract. […]
September 16, 2016
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NOTICE Act Now Requires Hospitals to Notify Patients of a Significant Loophole in Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

Effective August 6, 2016, a new federal act called the “Notice Act” requires hospitals to provide both written and oral notice, within 36 hours, to any […]
September 2, 2016
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Illinois enacts law to give fiduciaries access to decedent’s online accounts

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law an Act, effective immediately, which gives Illinois fiduciaries (a person who has the power and […]
July 7, 2016
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Will Cannabis be used by physicians as a part of an Alzheimer’s Cure?

The prestigious Salk Institute has released preliminary results of a scientific study which indicates that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can actually promote […]
April 6, 2016
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Is this the best hope yet for a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

In a recent article in Science Alert, it was reported that researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia were exploring […]
January 18, 2016
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Health Care Costs for Dementia Patients Greatly Exceeds Costs for Other Elders

According to a recent study jointly conducted by Dartmouth College, the University of California, Los Angeles and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, healthcare […]
December 4, 2015
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Many Nursing Homes Overbill Medicare for Patient Therapy

According to a recent report by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, many nursing homes overbill Medicare for physical therapy services […]
June 23, 2015

Johnson & Johnson fined for Promoting Off-Label Use of Antipsychotic Medication for Nursing Home Residents

Johnson & Johnson, a global pharmaceutical corporation, will pay more than $2.2 billion in civil and criminal penalties for, among other things, promoting the antipsychotic medication […]