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Perinatal Depression: How Do We Define High Risk? (Part 1)

In 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression; the task force has extended those recommendations by stating that all pregnant and postpartum women should be evaluated in order to determine risk for depressive illness and suggests that women at increased… Read More »

Rep. Brad Wenstrup: A secure border is part of the fight against the opioid crisis

On an otherwise calm August morning I sat in the Clermont County Courthouse listening to the devastating story of a local couple who had struggled to save both their lives and the lives of their children as they wrestled with the throes of addiction. Their stories started as so many do, from childhood exposure to… Read More »

Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »