On February 16, 2017, the Jimmo v. Sebelius court approved a Corrective Statement to be used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to affirmatively disavow the use of an “Improvement Standard” for Medicare coverage.
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In light of Sec. Price’s previous statements threatening Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Medicare Advocacy will be vigilant during his tenure.
Any legislation to repeal the ACA should be rejected unless it is accompanied by a detailed replacement plan that provides American families with equal or improved access to high-quality, affordable health coverage.
The Department of Justice's $2.2 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson over allegations that it illegally promoted Risperdal to treat symptoms of dementia sends a new warning to the pharmaceutical and long-term care industries that antipsychotic drugs are inappropriate and potentially dangerous when prescribed for the elderly.