Tag: health policy

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Put Off Care for Their Kids in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many families delayed much-needed healthcare for their children out of fears...

Montana Only State to Ban Vaccine Requirements for Employees

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19...

Biden Supports Mandating Vaccine for Military

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden has expressed his support to Defense Secretary Lloyd...

Should you get a hospital OPD insurance?

Generally, OPD treatments require frequent visits to hospitals as it includes treatment for ailments, regular health check-ups, or follow-up for ongoing medication. While taking OPD...

Doctors’ Offices May Be a Hot Spot for Transmitting Infections

People who are seen after a patient with an influenzalike illness are 31.8% more likely to return to their doctor’s office within 2 weeks with...

Vermont Continues to Lead Nation in Many COVID-19 Categories

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Vermont is continuing to lead the country...

AMA, 55 Other Groups Urge Healthcare Vax Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths mount again across the country,...

Global Heart Organizations Unite to Promote Clinician Well-Being

Global action is needed to improve clinician well-being and reduce burnout, both of which are and will be crucial for providing high-quality patient care, four...

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company

A well-known healthcare policy expert whose work has focused on the cost and value of anticancer drugs has left academia and has accepted a position...

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...

Many Americans Resuming Pre-Virus Activities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during...

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...

Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare Key to Recharging Vaccine Uptake

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Left – Dr Richard Baron; Right – Dr Dhruv Khullar Before...

Biden Kept His Promise to Increase COVID Testing Capacity

Before vaccinations were widely available, covid-19 tests were considered one of the few tools to help control the spread of the coronavirus. That’s why then-candidate...

Biden Budget Requests Steep Increases for NIH, CDC, SAMHSA

President Joe Biden requested notable increases for certain federal medical programs in his first fully detailed budget request, while also highlighting efforts to address gun...

Colorado Lawmakers Wage Multifront Assault on High Drug Costs

DENVER — Tired of waiting for federal action to reduce prescription drug costs, Colorado is acting on its own — even if it must do...

Physicians’ Trust in Healthcare Leadership Drops in Pandemic

Physicians’ trust in healthcare system leaders has taken a steep drop during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by NORC at the University...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

Pick sub-limits wisely as they can alter your health policy coverage

One of the key factors to consider before zeroing in on a health insurance policy is sub-limits. Sub-limits lower the insurance premium, but on the...

Challenges Persist in Move to Adult Care for Rheumatic Diseases

The inadequacies and challenges of transitioning pediatric rheumatology patients to adult care were highlighted in several research studies shared at the annual scientific meeting of...

Cancellation of Care Came Mostly From Patients Early in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Even during the panic of the first wave of COVID-19 last spring,...

Who should opt for the Arogya Sanjeevani insurance policy?

Insurers have to mandatorily offer the Arogya Sanjeevani policy with a sum insured ranging from ₹50,000 to ₹10 lakh from 1 May. This is the...

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....

Despite COVID, Many Wealthy Hospitals Had a Banner Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last May, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital...

Neutral Zone Border-Crossing Parties Risking Infection

BLAINE, Wash. — In the shadows of covid travel restrictions, a 42-acre park on the far western edge of the U.S.-Canadian dividing line has become...