Don Berwick’s Death Panel?

Robert M. Goldberg The American Spectator 11/16/2010

Are Medicare director Don Berwick and the Obama administration delaying or denying patients access to medical innovations? That’s a question the Senate’s Finance Committee should ask Berwick, who heads up the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), when he testifies November 17.

The timing couldn’t be better. […]

Sane Elderly Given Antipsychotic Drugs at Mass. Nursing Homes

AP/FoxNews.com 3/8/2010

BOSTON — Federal officials say nearly 2,500 Massachusetts nursing home residents were given powerful antipsychotic drugs last year that were not intended or recommended for their medical condition.

The Boston Globe reports that data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that 28 percent of Massachusetts nursing home residents were […]

CMS: House health bill will hike costs $289B

By Molly K. Hooper The Hill 11/14/09

The House-approved healthcare overhaul would raise the costs of healthcare by $289 billion over the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

(READ THE FULL REPORT HERE)

The CMS report is a blow to the […]

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