Painkillers were never designed to be used over the long term, says the head of the Mayo Clinic’s pain rehabilitation center. Instead, patients should try other approaches, including relaxation therapies. But getting insurers to cover them might take coaxing.
The governors of both states signed abortion legislation last week. Texas will restrict insurance coverage while Oregon will require that it be covered.
Three-quarters of participants in a newly released study said they did not know of resources for comparing health care costs, while half said that if a website were available to provide such information, they would use it.
Individuals who require very specialized care for their health are advised to make their case when a plan doesn’t cover their doctor.
The expansion of the Nurse-Family Partnership, financed initially by the federal government and several philanthropies, must meet specific goals to get state contributions. Officials hope to add 3,200 women to the program.
The new law will help people with chronic conditions that require multiple prescriptions cut down on their shuttles to the drug store and could improve adherence to their drugs.
Aunque se han promovido directrices anticipadas durante casi 50 años, sólo un tercio de los adultos estadounidenses las prepara, revela un estudio reciente.
Only about a third of U.S. adults have advance directives in place to guide the care they receive in the event that they are unable to make their own decisions about life-sustaining medical treatments.
In a head-to-head comparison, several of the cheaper devices performed nearly as well as the expensive hearing aids. The study lends credence to lawmakers’ efforts to get the FDA to set standards for over-the-counter versions.
High-deductible health insurance plans linked to a health savings account cannot cover some care and drug expenses for chronic health conditions until the patient has met a deductible.
Readers have a variety of concerns about what’s going to happen with 2018 marketplace coverage.
Las agencias de crédito están cambiando la manera en que reportan y evalúan la deuda médica para reducir algunas de las dolorosas consecuencias financieras de tener un problema de salud.
A new study found that fewer than half of people with health savings accounts deposited any money in them in 2016.
Starting in September, the three main agencies will wait 180 days before including a medical debt on a credit report.
The bill would limit non-economic damages to $250,000, but it faces opposition from across the political spectrum.
Expertos dicen que es crucial que todos los niños sean examinados para determinar si están sufriendo de obesidad. Hispanos están en más riesgo.
An expert panel renews its guidelines that children and teens be screened for obesity at doctors’ offices and advised to receive treatment.
A small number of medical practices have been moving to “direct primary care,” in which patients pay a monthly retainer for unlimited services. But the collapse of Qliance in Seattle may portend problems with the business model.
With lots of questions about the 2018 insurance market still in play, someone who is between jobs might want to stick with their job-based insurance at least until the outlines of the health law’s marketplaces are clear in the fall.
The researchers looked at 11 services that medical groups have said are often unnecessary and found that Hispanics and blacks got them at higher rates than whites.