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A law protecting the right of terminally ill patients to pursue treatments that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process but are not yet on pharmacy shelves has been passed unanimously by the Maryland State House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
Way Station, a nonprofit affiliated with Shepard Pratt Health System, serves more than 5,000 people across Maryland with services including community-based group homes for people with mental illness. The coordinated care made possible by the Affordable Care Act’s provision for Medicaid health homes has allowed its residents to jointly access mental health services and primary care.
The survey’s findings are somewhat ironic in view of the resistance to the ACA mounted by the state of Texas. The Lone Star State was among 14 states that in March 2010 initially sued the federal government in an effort to have the law declared unconstitutional.
The New York State Department of Health claimed Medicaid reimbursement for more than $1 million worth of adult day health care services (ADHC) provided by Metropolitan Jewish Health System that did not comply with certain federal and state requirements, according to the findings in a new report from the Department of health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
The California Chamber of Commerce and state Assemblyman Richard Gordon (D) are at loggerheads over proposed legislation that would place strict caps on copayments for expensive, life-saving prescription medicines.
Deerfield Retirement Community, located in Urbandale, IA, is set to break ground on a redevelopment project designed to best position the community for the growing and dynamic population of older adults.
While the revenues generated by Medi-Cal Recovery purportedly help fund health care benefits for additional beneficiaries, the reality is that California’s recovery program contributes to creating a new generation of beneficiaries by forcing them to sell the family home or make monthly payments while charging usurious interest rates.
A bill recently signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) -- namely Assembly Bill 381 -- could become model legislation for other states. The California measure allows courts to award attorney’s fees and costs to seniors who have been victimized by someone using a power of attorney in bad faith to commit financial elder abuse.
A quick roundup of aging-related news from around the nation, including stories from California, Florida, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont.
Alabama, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming have told the federal government that they will not enforce the Affordable Care Act's exchange and market reforms.
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