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Archive for June 13th, 2012

In this week’s video, I talk about my trip to the White House for an event on elder abuse and financial exploitation

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Research showing that mobile medical devices could save the health system $197 billion over the next 25 years has captured the attention of both device developers and government officials. And that interest is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, despite barriers to the adoption of mobile health (mHealth).

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Lawmakers pushed U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder to work more expediently with the Drug Enforcement Agency to resolve delays in the dispensing of painkillers in nursing homes.

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As providers struggle to operate on increasingly thin margins, close collaboration between nursing home administrators and consultant pharmacists is becoming more important, industry experts said Tuesday.

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Medicaid spending increased 20% in fiscal 2012, representing the single largest portion of total state spending. This, combined with federally mandated Medicaid eligibility expansions, puts state budgets in a tight spot, a new national study reveals.

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