Cheryl Phillips M.D.

New rankings might wrongly show downturn, leaders fear

New rankings might wrongly show downturn, leaders fear

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Despite progress reducing off-label use of antipsychotics among nursing home residents, providers remained worried about a rebasing of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services system to rank nursing homes.

AHCA members near antipsychotics usage goal

AHCA members near antipsychotics usage goal

The AHCA Quality Initiative goal to reduce antipsychotics use is in sight, the group announced Wednesday. The goal is 15% by the end of this month. The group used federal data in its calculations.

Antipsychotic reduction goal attainable, medical expert says

Antipsychotic reduction goal attainable, medical expert says

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Providers still have two months left to achieve a reduction of 15% in off-label use of antipsychotics, a goal that is achievable, a top medical expert says.

Provider groups remain vigilant on entitlement spending as Obama signs debt ceiling legislation

Provider groups remain vigilant on entitlement spending as Obama signs debt ceiling legislation

A bipartisan Congressional committee will be tasked with reforming entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as part of a federal debt limit deal signed yesterday by President Obama.