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Trump admin will deny visas to those without health insurance

October 7, 2019

President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that could deny immigrants' visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.

Sanders had a heart attack. What does that mean for his presidential campaign?

October 7, 2019

After news broke that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was hospitalized for chest pain Tuesday, his presidential campaign on Friday disclosed that Sanders experienced a heart attack and was treated at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Inside Walmart's plan to steer employees to high-quality doctors

October 4, 2019

Walmart on Thursday announced that, starting next year, it will test a program in certain markets that will financially incentivize employees to use doctors the company has determined are higher-quality than other doctors in the area.

Will cadavers in medical school soon be a thing of the past?

October 4, 2019

Cadavers have been used in medical education for centuries, but cost concerns and clinical limitations are leading some medical schools to stop using cadavers and instead use virtual reality.

Has medical education become too... nice?

October 3, 2019

While medical education once was rife with harassment and humiliation from attending physicians, many educators are moving away from this approach. However, some might have gone too far, failing to deliver "negative feedback of any kind," Perri Klass, a pediatrician and columnist, writes for the New York Times' "The Checkup."

Meet Ed Garner, the only physician in 'the middle of nowhere'

October 2, 2019

For years, Ed Garner has been the only practicing physician for 11,000 square miles of Van Horn, Texas, where he sees patients day and night at the only hospital for more than 100 miles in either direction.

What does it take be a 'good parent?' A pediatrician sheds light.

October 2, 2019

Today's parents often worry that they are not achieving the "idealized" style of intensive, hands-on parenting, but experts say that ideal is unrealistic, and even just a few minutes of stimulating activity can benefit children, Perri Klass, a pediatrician, writes in the New York Times' "The Checkup."

CMS' 2020 MPFS proposed rule draws more than 40,000 comments

October 1, 2019

CMS' public comment period for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule ended last week, and the agency received more than 40,000 comments from hospital groups, insurers, and other industry stakeholders.

Insurers are testing bundled payment models for maternity care. Are OB-GYNs on board?

September 30, 2019

Payers are testing bundled payments in maternity care as a way to reduce costs and improve outcomes, and while some obstetricians say the accountability is overdue, others are worried that the payment mechanism exposes them to financial risk unfairly.

She received a face transplant 6 years ago. Now, it's failing.

September 25, 2019

Six years ago, Carmen Blandin Tarleton became one of the first patients to receive a face transplant, but doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital recently discovered underlying tissue damage is causing the transplant to fail, highlighting a fallibility of the cutting-edge technique.

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