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New Rating System Helps Patients Choose Hospitals

By Aaron Marks |

New Rating System Helps Patients Compare & Choose Hospitals The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a new rating system to make it easier for Americans to find quality hospital care. Hospital Compare star ratings are based on information from patient experiences at nearly 3,500 Medicare-certified hospitals. The ratings take into account doctors’ communications with patients, how responsive they… Read More »

Georgia’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents

By Aaron Marks |

Recently the law firm Brownstein & Nguyen LLC posted an article concerning Georgia’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents. I’ve read it and found it to contain very helpful information for families and individuals dealing with nursing home questions in Georgia and throughout the United States. The blog post can be found here:  

West Virginia Adds Medical Transportation Management (MTM) as NEMT Broker

By Aaron Marks |

West Virginia has awarded non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker Medical Transportation Management (MTM) the contract to coordinate  non-emergency medical transport services for state residents under Medicaid.  MTM replaces the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as the “gatekeeper” between the State’s financial resources and the actual NEMT providers. Depending on the contract, which has… Read More »

FDA Requiring Lower Starting Dose for Lunesta (Eszopiclone)

By Aaron Marks |

Risk of impairment the morning after use of sleep aid drugs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally announced that the sleep drug Lunesta (eszopiclone) should be prescribed, initially, at a lower recommended starting dose. This is due to many factors, but possibly the most important is that eszopiclone levels in some patients… Read More »

Hospital mistakes kept secret

By Aaron Marks |

Recently an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution detailed the secrecy of medical mistakes in Georgia hospitals. The link to the story can be found here: The tragedy is that many Georgia individuals and families cannot afford basic health care, and those who do receive care cannot find out what, if any, mistakes… Read More »

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