Tag: health care reform

Hospitals, Insurers Invest to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped...

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the...

As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still...

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

Zero-Burnout Practices Often Solo, Physician-Owned

Primary care practices with zero burnout are more often solo practices owned by physicians and practices not involved in transformation initiatives, such as accountable care...

In Previous Year, 70% of Oncologists Reported Sexual Harassment

The first-ever survey of sexual harassment among US oncologists has found that 70% reported incidents from peers and/or supervisors in the previous 12 months. The...

Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of...

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

Feds Investigating Telehealth Charges in Upsurge

With telehealth restrictions eased during the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to limit potential exposure to the virus, virtual care has become more common and...

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment

A study of US children across ethnic and racial groups found that Asians were least likely to receive therapy for ADHD, compared with white children...

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine

Evelyn Carroll, MD, had planned on coming out as a transgender woman to her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic for the better part of a...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

Docs Suffer From Noncompete Clauses: Any Hope for Change?

When Traci Purath, MD, a Wisconsin neurologist, decided to leave the health system where she worked and go into private practice in 2012, she faced...

Beating the Pavement to Vaccinate the Underrepresented

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leonor Garcia held her clipboard close to her chest and rapped...

Millennials Turning to Telehealth, Online Research

The internet is often the first place many of us go to find information, whether it’s about hotels, music, or furniture. And health guidance is...

Don’t Stop Osteoporosis Meds for COVID-19 Vaccines, Say Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for patients taking osteoporosis medications,...

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Young COVID ‘Long Haulers’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A slumber party to celebrate Delaney DePue’s 15th birthday last summer...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Insulin Can Be Stored Outside Fridge

Insulin may be more heat-stable during 28 days of use than current labeling suggests, a new study indicates. Instructions on insulin vials or pens indicate...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Using AI, Mobile ECG Aims to Expand QTc Screening Horizons

Mobile electrocardiography (mECG) devices can go places a standard 12-lead electrocardiography system can’t, with fewer technicians in tow, but it doesn’t have the same functionality...