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Changes to Hospice Care Rules Need Closer Examination

New hospice services in West Virginia are subject to the Certificate of Need process administered by the West Virginia Health Care Authority (HCA). They are based on a need methodology developed by HCA. Last year, the authority updated the...

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The Role of the Emergency Department in the Opioid Crisis

Webinar - REGISTER NOW  Opioid Alternatives and medication-assisted Treatment   Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET   I   2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. CT An estimated two million Americans are currently abusing or misusing prescription opioids. When...

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First Annual Rehab One, Ltd. Scholarship

Rehab One Ltd., a rehabilitation company that provides professional therapy and management services at Boone Memorial Hospital since 1998, has established The Rehab One Scholarship. This year's recipient, Lindsay Brown is a Therapy Technician in the Physical Therapy...

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease, its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  West Virginia has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the nation. Although HPV vaccines have been shown to...

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Opioid Prescription Changes Are Here

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new opioid policy for Medicare drug plans on January 1. The new policies include: Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at the pharmacy Drug management programs for patients...

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