The Dual Agenda: April 20, 2016

State Highlights

Reports from Alabama, California, Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Vermont

Eldercare Voices

Preventing Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults

“Eldercare Voices” is an occasional feature of the Dual Agenda, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This edition's column is from Todd Semla, MS, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, AGS is a clinical pharmacist with 35 years’ experience in geriatric pharmacotherapy. He is a National PBM Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and an Associate Professor, Clinical in the Departments of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • Making Progress on Measuring what Matters
  • Partnering with Community-Based Organizations Improves Care for Vulnerable Populations
  • CMS Moves Forward with Payment Reform Initiatives
  • Poll Finds Strong Physician Support for Advance Care Planning, Significant Training and System Barriers
Featured Resources

In this section:

  • CCEHI Releases Consumer Policy Platform for Health System Transformation
  • How States Can Take the Lead on Health System Transformation
  • New Tools for Examining Health Disparities
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