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The best (and worst) cities for nurses, mapped

July 10, 2019


24/7 Wall St. in a new report ranks the 20 best and the 20 worst cities for nurses. Check out American Health Line's interactive map to see if your city landed among the best—or the worst.

How much do air ambulances charge private insurers? More than four times Medicare rates, study finds.

July 10, 2019


Charges for air ambulance services in 2016 were more than four times higher than the rate Medicare paid to transport patients via airplane or helicopter, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs.

CDC data indicate a slowdown in the spread of US measles cases—but expert says it might not last

July 10, 2019


CDC on Monday announced the spread of measles throughout the United States has slowed, with local health officials reporting fewer new measles cases in recent weeks when compared with the beginning of this year—but one expert warns the decline could be temporary.

New Hampshire is giving Medicaid beneficiaries more time to comply with work requirements

July 10, 2019


New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) on Monday announced the state is extending its deadline for Medicaid beneficiaries to comply with the program's new work requirements, citing low compliance among beneficiaries subject to the requirements.

How to look for a new primary care doctor

July 10, 2019


Having a primary care doctor is important, but searching for one can be a daunting task, according to Mara Gordon, a physician, who outlines how patients should start the search and what they should be looking for in a new provider.

Trump admin can't force drugmakers to reveal prices in TV ads, judge rules

July 9, 2019


A federal judge on Monday struck down HHS' final rule to require drugmakers to disclose their products' list prices in consumer-directed television advertisements, blocking the rule from taking effect on Tuesday.

Female physicians are paid 25% less than males. See the gap, in 6 charts.

July 9, 2019


Medscape surveyed almost 20,000 practicing physicians across 30 specialties for their 2019 Physician Compensation Report. Here is what they found about the gender pay gap, the gender breakdown in specialties, how each gender feels about their pay, and more.

What's the economic cost of cancer? About $94B in lost earnings, study finds.

July 9, 2019


Premature cancer deaths cost the U.S. economy more than $94 billion in lost earnings in 2015, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Oncology.

FDA approved a record number of fast-tracked drugs in 2018. Is that good news for patients?

July 9, 2019


FDA approved a record high of 43 drugs through fast-track programs in 2018, representing 73% of new drugs approved by the agency last year and establishing a "new normal" that "is transforming medical decision-making for the seriously ill," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hospitals saved nearly $1K per patient with joint replacement bundles

July 9, 2019


Hospitals that participated in CMS' Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model saved $997 more per care episode in their first two performance years when compared with control groups, according to a new analysis.

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