California Medicaid Health Homes Program Launching In July 2018

News Report | June 25, 2017
On May 4, 2017, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that the state would implement the Medi-Cal (California Medicaid) Health Homes Program (HHP) beginning on July 1, 2018. Following a three-phase launch schedule, a total of...

EHR Vendor eClinicalWorks Settles False Claims Case For $155 Million

News Report | June 25, 2017
On May 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that electronic health record (EHR) vendor eClinicalWorks (ECW) agreed to pay $155 million to settle a False Claims Act complaint. The settlement resolves a whistleblower lawsuit that alleged ECW...

FDA Requests Market Removal Of Opana ER Abuse Resistant Opioid

News Report | June 25, 2017
On June 8, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) with abuse deterrent properties. The reason for the request for removal is concerns that the...

84% Of Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers Want More Support From Family

News Report | June 25, 2017
More than 84% of caregivers would like more support with caregiving tasks, particularly from their family. About two-thirds of unpaid caregivers for someone with dementia feel isolated or alone in their situation. More than 40% of caregivers feeling like their efforts...

25% Of Renters Spend Over Half Of Income On Housing

News Report | June 25, 2017
More than 11.2 million rental households in the U.S. spent more than half of their incomes on housing; they represented about 25% of the total 43.3 million rental households that year. Across the 3,144 United States counties and county-equivalents,...