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|Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent...
POSTED JUNE 01, 2017
|More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2017
|Time for physicians to prepare for impending appropriate use mandate
Within a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that requires physicians to consult appropriate use...
POSTED MARCH 01, 2017
|Trump's policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ
The BMJ warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2017
|Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons
A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2017 6:00 AM
|Insurance status impacts complication rates after shoulder replacement surgery
Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017
|Examining different accountable care organization payment models
Two new studies published online by JAMA Internal Medicine take a look at different accountable care organization (ACO) payment models.The first study by J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 6:00 AM
|Study shows impact of dental benefits on meeting children's dental needs
A report in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments.
POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2017
|New survey finds many Americans want changes to ACA but few support immediate repeal
According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want...
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2017
|Inability to work: Medical experts often disagree
Independent medical evaluations are often used to adjudicate disability claims. But different doctors assessing the same patient often disagree on whether the patient is disabled or not.
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2017