Tag: health services

Study Calls Higher Surgery Costs at NCI Centers Into Question

Insurance companies pay National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers more for common cancer surgeries, but there’s no improvement in length of stay, subsequent ED use, or...

Florida, Texas Could Have Averted 4700 Deaths With Higher Vax Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center . The two states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations...

Achieving a ‘New Sexual-Health Paradigm’ Means Expanding STI Care

A vital aspect of expanding access and care for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States is broadening responsibility for this care across the...

COVID-19: Kerala Govt Medical Officers Association stresses on strict contact tracing, quarantine

The body of the government doctors in Kerala on Tuesday urged the Left government to strictly implement contact tracing and 17 days quarantine for coronavirus...

Federal Speech Rulings May Prompt HCWs to Call Out Safety Issues

Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led...

The Realities of ‘No Jab, No Job’ for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Six of Dr. Eric Berger’s 47 staff members left his Philadelphia...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments

It took covid-19 to give millions of Americans the option of telling their doctor about their aches and pains by phone. But now that more...

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...

Little Impact of Private Equity on Dermatology Practices

A new study suggests that private investor ownership of dermatology practices has little impact on spending, but does result in a small increase in the number...

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...

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,...

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...

Suicide Prevention for Children in the Welfare System

Children in the welfare system who died by suicide were twice as likely to receive mental health services within six months before their death, according...

Fauci Worries About Possible Post-COVID ‘Mental Health Pandemic’

Anthony Fauci, MD, says he’s concerned about how Americans will react once the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control, CBS News reports. Noting that an...

Need for Speed in Vaccines Heaps Pressure on Health Teams

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When a broken freezer at a northern California hospital threatened the...

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are...

Healthcare Spending Rate in 2020 May Dip to ‘Historic’ Lows

Healthcare spending in 2020 is on course to not only be lower than in 2019, but lower than ever recorded, according to an analysis of...

View: The costs of India’s Covid crisis are too high and it can’t afford to lose money right now

By Mihir Sharma India is reeling from a quadruple whammy that is practically unique even during this pandemic. First, growth has taken a hit that...

Millions of Medicaid Enrollees Haven’t Materialized in CA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   The predictions were dire: Coronavirus lockdowns would put millions of...

OSHA Probing Health Worker Deaths, but Urges No Penalties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has in recent weeks launched...

Dr Elvis Cuts EP to Aid COVID-19 Fund

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Francois, the orthopedic surgery resident who...

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Services in the Era of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s anything but business as usual for clinicians who oversee office-based...

CMS Loosens Telehealth, Clinician Scope-of-Practice Rules

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. To boost the capacity of frontline clinicians and facilities to fight...