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Medicare Weighs Opening Website To Include Consumers’ Comments On Doctors

KHN Morning Briefing

Medical groups oppose the move because it could unfairly damage a doctor’s reputation. In other Medicare news, beneficiaries are warned about protecting the new cards coming out next year, and federal officials relax some rules for people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Fallout From Rolling Back DACA Would Ripple Through Health Care Industry

KHN Morning Briefing

Surveys of DACA beneficiaries reveal that about one-fifth of them work in the health care and educational sector, suggesting a potential loss of tens of thousands of workers from in-demand job categories like home health aide and nursing assistant.

End-Of-Life Talks Taking Backseat To Promises Of Immunotherapy Miracles

KHN Morning Briefing

“In the oncology community, there’s this concept of ‘no one should die without a dose of immunotherapy,’” said Dr. Eric Roeland, an oncologist and palliative care specialist. “And it’s almost in lieu of having discussions about advance-care planning, so they’re kicking the can down the street.” In other public health news: prostate cancer, home visits for moms, later-in-life fatherhood, herpes vaccine tests and more.

Instances Of Elderly Abuse Rampant, HHS IG Investigators Find

KHN Morning Briefing

Investigators in the the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office have been auditing cases of abuse in nursing homes. They issued an “early alert” on their finding because the situation was so dire.