More insurers are experimenting with paying health care providers one lump sum to cover the cost of maternity care. Physicians and insurers hope the model — known as bundled payments — will help improve health outcomes.
KHN reported this week that the University of Virginia Health System has filed 36,000 lawsuits against patients the past six years.
The drug CroFab, which has been on the market since 2000, now faces competition from a drug called Anavip. But both are expensive.
Electronic health records can help reduce medical errors, but when not used well they can strain the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Wei Wei Lee, an internist with the University of Chicago Medicine, has developed strategies to make sure tech is a tool, not a barrier.
Estos cambios son parte de una regulación propuesta más amplia, que también revertiría las protecciones que prohíben la discriminación basada en la identidad de género.
A rule proposed by the Trump administration would leave patients with limited English proficiency with fewer guarantees of a written notice that free translation services are available. It also would no longer require directions on how patients can report discrimination they experience in a medical setting.
Dr. Aletha Maybank was recently named the first chief health equity officer for the American Medical Association. In an interview, the pediatrician spoke about how racism’s impact on health affects everyone and what practices could help doctors end disparities.
The federal government has doled out at least $2.4 billion in state grants since 2017 to address the opioid epidemic, which killed 47,600 people in the U.S. that year alone. But local officials note that drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance.
A la pequeña Oakley Yoder la mordió una copperhead en el verano de 2018. La niña, entonces de 9 años, recibió una atención de excelencia. Pero el resultado fue una factura astronómica.
The snake struck a 9-year-old hiker at dusk on a nature trail. The outrageous bills struck her parents a few weeks later.
Casi el 46% dijo que su casa estaba dañada. Más del 32% experimentó escasez de alimentos y agua. Y aproximadamente el 58% informó que un amigo o miembro de su familia se había ido de la isla.
A survey of more than 96,000 students finds that 7.2% reported “clinically significant” symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.
Under the rule that took effect this year, Medicare will lower payments for clinic visits performed at hospital-owned facilities to a rate that is equivalent to what it pays an independent doctor. Federal officials expect the move will save the government $380 million this year.
The organ transplant from a living donor opens up the universe of available organs.
Una de estas acciones es el recorte de $1.35 mil millones del Plan de Emergencia del Presidente para el Alivio del SIDA, dinero que en mayor parte se usa en Africa.
The budget would increase funding for efforts like the state-centered initiatives run by the Centers for Disease Control and the Ryan White Program, which offers services and treatment to patients. But it would also dramatically cut funding for global HIV efforts.
La mala refrigeración puede afectar la eficacia de las dosis. Y al parecer, el problema central surge al trasladarlas del fabricante a los centros de atención.
Federal officials regulate the handling of vaccines that are provided through the Vaccines for Children program, which offers the medicines generally for children whose families could not afford them. But there is no federal oversight of how these drugs are stored among other health care providers.
The president’s promise to eliminate HIV transmission within 10 years is a goal long sought by advocates, but it won’t be an easy undertaking.
Según los CDC, la tasa de muertes por sobredosis relacionadas con este estimulante se triplicó con creces entre 2011 y 2016.