HCFO Findings Highlighted in January 11 BusinessWeek Article on Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

Publication Date: 
January 11, 2010

Findings from a HCFO study led by Becky Briesacher, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, were highlighted in the January 11 BusinessWeek article, “Antipsychotics Still Widely Used in U.S. Nursing Homes.” The article discusses the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes. In their HCFO-funded study, Briesacher and colleagues evaluated the impact of the transfer of prescription drug coverage for dual-eligible’s (Medicare and Medicaid) living in nursing homes from Medicaid to Medicare Part D, as required by the Medicare Modernization Act.