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How this 47-year-old car mechanic became a doctor

August 6, 2019


Carl Allamby was a car mechanic for over 20 years, but he discovered his love for medicine after taking a class at a local community college—and now, at the age of 47, he has become a doctor, inspired in part by a desire to help address the shortage of black physicians.

Why AdventHealth is offering 10,000 Floridians free DNA testing

August 6, 2019


AdventHealth last month launched a $2 million DNA test project and began offering free DNA tests to 10,000 Florida patients—but some ethics experts warn that participants might not be fully aware as to how their DNA data can be used.

CMS finalizes 2020 payment rules for SNFs, hospices, inpatient rehab, psych facilities

August 5, 2019


CMS last week released rules finalizing Medicare payment adjustments for skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and inpatient rehabilitation and psychiatric facilities for fiscal year 2020.

How Medicare wants to help doctors fill in the gaps in patients' medical histories

August 5, 2019


CMS on Tuesday unveiled a new pilot program intended to help providers fill gaps in Medicare beneficiaries' medical histories by giving providers access to Medicare claims data that contain a beneficiary's previous diagnoses, procedures, and more.

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.

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."

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.

The Trump admin's top 3 health care priorities

July 25, 2019


HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday laid out three of the Trump administration's top health care priorities heading into the 2020 election.

Hahnemann University Hospital is on the verge of closure. Here's what's happening inside the 200-year-old hospital.

July 23, 2019


Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is winding down after nearly two centuries of service, leaving clinical staff, patients, and medical students at Drexel University, the hospital's long-time partner, uncertain about their futures.

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