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The highest- and lowest-paid doctors, charted

July 29, 2019


Modern Healthcare last week released its annual Physician Compensation Survey, which lists average annual compensation for 23 provider specialties.

CMS says it won't approve enhanced federal funding for partial Medicaid expansions

July 29, 2019


CMS last week rejected Utah's proposed Medicaid waiver request seeking enhanced federal funding for the state's partial Medicaid expansion, and the agency said it will not approve similar requests in the future.

How a first-of-its-kind bipartisan bill would address social determinants

July 29, 2019


A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would create a multi-agency council, as well as a $25 million federal fund, to address the social determinants of health.

What too much work does to your DNA. (Hint: It's not good.)

July 29, 2019


The medical community long has debated whether medical residents are overworked, and a study published earlier this year revealed that "long hours, disrupted sleep and constant stress can take a biological toll on newly minted doctors. Down to the level of their genes," Dhruv Khullar, an assistant professor of health care policy at Weill Cornell Medicine, writes for the New York Times' "Well."

Inside the world of therapy-oriented podcasts

July 29, 2019


Podcasts in which professional therapists hold sessions with patients hit the air about two years ago, and they are proving extremely popular.

Is it 'MassGen' or 'MGH'? Why Massachusetts General is getting serious about its nickname.

July 29, 2019


Massachusetts General Hospital is working on a rebranding effort to give the hospital an official nickname to create a coherent brand.

Senate panel approves sweeping bill to lower Rx prices—but changes might be in store

July 26, 2019


The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 19-9 to advance a bipartisan bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, but the bill might face opposition in the full Senate unless it undergoes substantial revisions.

Neil Armstrong's family received a $6M settlement from an Ohio hospital following his death, documents show

July 26, 2019


Mercy Health—Fairfield Hospital in 2014 reached a $6 million settlement with the family of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died at the hospital following complications from cardiovascular surgery, according to previously undisclosed documents obtained by the New York Times and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The hospital in the documents did not admit to any wrongdoing.

These 'Big Three' medical conditions account for 62% of diagnostic errors

July 26, 2019


Diagnostic errors for cancers, infections, and vascular events accounted for more than 60% of medical malpractice claims over a 10-year period, according to a study published this month in the journal Diagnosis.

Senate will take up 'surprise' billing package after August recess

July 26, 2019


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's top Republican and Democratic members on Wednesday said the full Senate would not take up the committee's legislative package to address so-called "surprise" medical bills before Congress' August recess.

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