David Axelrod

CMS debuts antipsychotic drug reduction program

CMS debuts antipsychotic drug reduction program

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Federal officials unveiled a medication reduction initiative with an ambitious goal: trimming antipsychotic drug use among residents by 15% this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Partnership to Improve Dementia Care follows up on industry groups, consumer advocates and legislators' increased scrutiny on antipsychotics.

AAHSA members to call lawmakers today, urging them to pass healthcare reform

AAHSA members to call lawmakers today, urging them to pass healthcare reform

The White House has signaled that it may be scaling back the healthcare reform bill, and one long-term care group is speaking out about it.