What is often preventable but costs Medicare and Medicaid $37.5 billion annually? The answer: falls and subsequent injuries to beneficiaries.
“Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, often leading to a downward spiral with serious consequences,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), chair of the Senate Aging Committee, said recently at a hearing on strategies for falls prevention.

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