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Americans support Medicare drug negotiations.(INDUSTRY UPDATE)(Brief article)
April 1, 2007... A national poll conducted by AARP showed that 86% of Americans over age 18 believe that Medicare should have the ability to bargain for lower prescription drug prices, according to an AARP press release. Support for granting Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices proves that Americans...
Therapists want input in quality reporting system.(INDUSTRY UPDATE)(Brief article)
April 1, 2007... Therapists in the future may have to comply with a quality reporting system, which was one of the critical provisions of the Tax Relief and Healthcare Act of 2006, said Justin Moore, PT, DPT. Moore, the director of congressional affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA),...
Healthcare spending to double in less than ten years.(INDUSTRY UPDATE)(Brief article)
April 1, 2007... By 2016, U.S. healthcare spending will nearly double to $4.1 trillion and account for one-fifth of the nation's gross domestic product, reported Forbes.com. The National Health Statistics Group, which is part of CMS, released a report stating that between 2006 and 2016, the nation's...
AHCA backs letter opposing budget cuts.(INDUSTRY UPDATE)(American Health Care Association)(Brief article)
April 1, 2007... The American Health Care Association (AHCA) encouraged its members to support a letter sent to House Budget Committee Chair John Spratt (D-SC) and Ranking Member Paul Ryan (R-WI) opposing the Bush administration's proposed cuts to the Medicare and Medicaid budgets. According to an AHCA...
Fight the power.(OFF THE TOP)(managing health care facilities)
April 1, 2007... "My CNAs are holding me hostage," my friend told me one night over a cup of coffee. "What?!" I choked, ready for a good story about her trials and tribulations as a therapist in a nursing home. "How can that be?" After all, certified nursing assistants (CNA), as I considered them,...