seniors

Is there a simple fix for the Part D discount program?A poll from the Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines, has interesting findings about placing biosimilars and branded biologics on a level playing field to save money.
Senior housing, healthcare partnership leads to savings, lower readmissionsPartnership between senior living provider and healthcare system improves population health.
Study: Ageism affects health outcomes in the elderlyHumana and UCS study shows prevalence of ageism in film and the power of embracing a healthy mindset for healthy aging
Leading heartburn drugs linked to dementiaSeniors who regularly took leading heartburn drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid (Takeda Pharmaceuticals) were 44% more likely to end up with dementia, according to a new study.
One-quarter of seniors have healthcare cost concernsManaged care executives involved with Medicare Advantage products should consider the impact of product design and cost sharing on elderly consumers, according to the findings of a recent poll.
Is cosmetic surgery safe for seniors? New dataThe number of Baby Boomers who want cosmetic surgery is growing, but just how safe is surgery in this population?
Seniors with multiple chronic conditions: 4 tipsThe inability to coordinate care for these seniors leads to more health problems, and higher costs.
Alzheimer's disease: Key coding considerationsKey coding considerations for managing patients with Alzheimer's disease
Clinical economics: Alzheimer's diseaseAn overview of Alzheimer's disease and patient management tips for dealing with patients that have Alzheimer's disease
Study: Physicians may be over-treating seniors for diabetes
Study: Physicians may be over-treating seniors for diabetesA new study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, found that physicians may be over-treating some older adult diabetic patients resulting in greater health threats from the diabetes medications prescribed to them.