In a recent blog post I pointed out some legislative initiatives that essentially make certain principles of geriatric practice required by law. I noted how these laws can be interpreted as an effort to make up for the scarcity of practicing geriatricians, and the lack of
Earlier this month the Senate voted to postpone for one year the impending Medicare pay cuts to doctors that would have gone into effect January of 2011. This is the latest postponement for a measure that will have deep impact on care of the elderly in
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.