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Headlines

REPORT FINDS WIDESPREAD INCONTINENCE AMONG SENIORS - Tuesday, July 22
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics documents that 37 million seniors who live independently have some type of incontinence. The New York Times

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE - Monday, July 21
Medicare Advantage plans — private plans that serve as alternatives to the traditional, public program — have been growing in popularity, partly because they offer additional often at no additional cost to beneficiaries. The New York Times

WAITING FOR AUTISM THERAPY - Monday, July 21
Despite new authorization from the federal government, state officials say they have not determined whether to offer applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy) as a Medi-Cal benefit to children with autism. California Healthline

MEDICARE SCALES BACK HOSPICE DRUGS LIMITS - Friday, July 18
The Obama administration on Friday backed down on restrictions of private insurance coverage for hospice drugs under Medicare, saying the regulations were preventing some terminally ill patients from having access to medicine. Reuters

NEW BRAIN PROTEIN TIED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE - Wednesday, July 16
Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer’s disease and may have found as new target for developing drugs and other treatments for the most common form of dementia. The Associated Press

CALIFORNIA TO CUT MEDI-CAL BACKLOG TO 350,000 - Wednesday, July 16
California officials are pledging to reduce the 600,000 Medi-Cal applications it has pending by nearly half within six weeks. Los Angeles Times

Special Events

                                  

QCHF Institute & CAHF
Summer Conference

Lake Tahoe Resort, South Lake Tahoe
July 27-30, 2014


  
2014 Quality Symposium
Sept. 3 Southern CA
Sept. 5 Northern CA


 


 
CAHF 64th Annual Convention & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs & Palm Springs Convention Center
November 9-12, 2014


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