With big Medicare penalties for high readmission rates , hospitals are focusing on medication reconciliation and adherence to keep patients from bouncing back to their facilities.
The largest drugstore chain is partnering with a dozen hospitals to offer medication delivery while patients are still in the hospital--a model that Walgreens hopes to be rolled out nationwide.
Imagine this: During an appointment with a primary care doctor, a patient pulls out a brown paper bag filled with prescription medication bottles, half of which are open and the pills have spilled
A federal judge has stayed California's attempt to cut certain Medicaid payments to hospitals, reports The Sacramento Bee. The cuts, which would have saved the state about $623 million over the next
With more nurses, pharmacists, and physical therapists pursuing doctorate degrees, some physicians are fighting back against their using the "doctor" title, reports The New York Times. For example,
The Office of the Inspector General says criminals are exploiting weaknesses in the Medicare Part D program to obtain false prescriptions for schedule II medications, the Associated Press reports.
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Filling individual drug requests at NYU Langone Medical Center's Tisch Hospital just got a lot easier and safer. It used to take as much as 2.5 hours. Now a drug-sorting
Roughly $300 billion is spent each year on emergency and hospital care for patients who don't take their medications as prescribed. To help keep those patients on the right track, more pharmacies
Admitting that the state's system has been prone to long-standing delays, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed to reform professional disciplinary systems to keep better watch over medical
In a move to try to increase the number of healthcare support workers in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently revealed details of a $32 million partnership between the state and four