Priorities in addiction treatment bill debated

David C. Lewis, founder of the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, comments on new Massachusetts legislation that would mandate insurance coverage for addiction treatment and why it's important to utilize less inpatient care.

(Distributed July 29, 2014)

Nursing homes turn to hospice care to help residents near death

Susan Miller, professor of health services policy and practice, comments on why more nursing homes are turning to intensive care units to care for dying residents, even as hospice use has also increased. “Nursing homes are challenged by staffing shortages, high turnover, inadequate reimbursement for palliative care and an adversarial legal climate,” Miller said. Read more...

(Distributed July 24, 2014)
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