New guidelines help identify problem drivers with dementia
Apr 14, 2010
A group of neurologists has released a set of guidelines to help physicians and family members determine when people with dementia should give up their car keys and stop driving.
Stalled physician pay bill affects Medicare Part B skilled nursing therapy rates
Apr 08, 2010
A bill that would delay a 21.2% cut in physician pay under Medicare is holding up the calculation of Medicare Part B therapy rates for skilled nursing facilities. The bill is awaiting action from the Senate,...
DEA loosens grip on nursing home pain medications
Mar 30, 2010
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday issued an interim rule that slightly relaxes its position on pain medications in nursing homes.
As patients age, their choices mean less to their doctors, report finds
Mar 24, 2010
Doctors of elderly patients who are incapable of making decisions are more likely to choose treatment that they believe is in the best interest of their patients, and not necessarily the treatment their...
Adequate pain management training sorely lacking, new report says
Nov 10, 2009
More needs to be done to train doctors and healthcare workers about treating chronic pain, according to a new report.
Senate votes against Medicare physician payment fix
Oct 23, 2009
Doctors still face a 21% Medicare payment cut next year after the Senate this week voted 53-47 against a permanent fix to the doctor reimbursement formula.
Doctors feel stressed working with surrogate decision makers, study finds
Sep 09, 2009
Approximately 20% of doctors are not comfortable working with a severely disabled patient’s surrogate decision maker, according to a new survey.