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Report recommends insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce opioid abuse, deaths

Thursday, 24 April 2014 05:16
Add your rating Current ratings for: Report recommends insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce opioid abuse, deaths Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University has issued a ground-breaking report recommending that medical insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce the overdoses, deaths and health care costs associated with abuse of opioids and other prescription…
Clinics not bogged down by red tape can ease health cost burdens
Thursday, 24 April 2014 05:16
Add your rating Current ratings for: Clinics not bogged down by red tape can ease health cost burdens Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Health clinics that can provide primary care for low-income patients may ease the financial burden on both hospitals and insurance companies while improving patient health, researchers have concluded.
Malpractice and other insurance costs could change with Affordable Care Act
Friday, 11 April 2014 03:46
Add your rating Current ratings for: Malpractice and other insurance costs could change with Affordable Care Act Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act may alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, although any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
Lack of insurance coverage a barrier to lung cancer screening
Friday, 04 April 2014 04:31
Add your rating Current ratings for: Lack of insurance coverage a barrier to lung cancer screening Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. The majority of current and former smokers would welcome screenings for lung cancer if their insurance covered the spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Medical University of South Carolina and published online ahead…
Financial decline due to breast cancer treatment reported by twenty-five percent of survivors
Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:01
Add your rating Current ratings for: Financial decline due to breast cancer treatment reported by twenty-five percent of survivors Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
First framework published for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening bundle
Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:48
Add your rating Current ratings for: First framework published for colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening bundle Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Patients want physicians to provide high-quality care and the health system requires good value for physician work. To help gastroenterologists achieve these goals, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has developed a colonoscopy bundled payment model, which has been published in Gastroenterology 1, the…
More spent on private health insurance by Canadians for smaller payouts
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 03:16
Add your rating Current ratings for: More spent on private health insurance by Canadians for smaller payouts Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Spending by Canadians on private health insurance has more than doubled over the past 20 years, but insurers paid out a rapidly decreasing proportion as benefits, according to a study published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada
Monday, 24 March 2014 12:16
Add your rating Current ratings for: The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. The gap between private health insurance premiums and payouts in Canada has widened markedly over the past 20 years, with a gap of $6.8 billion in 2011.
Implementation of Massachusetts health care law led to a small increase in emergency room use
Monday, 24 March 2014 03:01
Add your rating Current ratings for: Implementation of Massachusetts health care law led to a small increase in emergency room use Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Emergency department usage in Massachusetts rose slightly both during and immediately after implementation of a 2006 state law expanding health care access, a sign that broader availability of insurance may increase use of the ED, Beth Israel Deaconess…
Will health care reform require new population health management strategies?
Thursday, 20 March 2014 05:01
Add your rating Current ratings for: Will health care reform require new population health management strategies? Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. In response to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, employers may no long offer traditional employee health care benefits as they protect themselves from rising health care costs and seek to minimize their risk.
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