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  • Anthem Blue Cross' welcome new HMO idea

     Anthem Blue Cross' welcome new HMO idea
    The 2010 federal healthcare law experimented with a number of ways to limit healthcare costs, but the real impetus to hold down spending has come from those who pay for coverage — most notably large employers and governments — and from...
  • The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'

    The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'
    The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal offered an important lesson in healthcare economics over the weekend that's a must-read for anyone about to undergo a major medical procedure. Rosenthal's piece explored how charges from out-of-network providers...
  • 3 books to help guide you through treatment and recovery

    3 books to help guide you through treatment and recovery
    It may be hard to believe with the proliferation of pink ribbons during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but breast cancer used to be a taboo topic. You can see the radical shift in cultural attitudes with the books now available, a 180-degree...
  • Haifa's Rambam hospital treats, protects, innovates in the face of looming danger

    Haifa's Rambam hospital treats, protects, innovates in the face of looming danger
    Not unexpectedly, southern Israel suffered more than other areas of the Jewish state during this summer's conflict with Hamas. Yet up in northern Israel, 30 doctors from the Haifa-based Rambam Health Care Campus (RHCC) were drafted into the Israel Defense...
  • More patients could wear regular clothing in hospital: study

    More patients could wear regular clothing in hospital: study
    Although doctors say many patients in hospitals could be wearing their own clothing below the waist, and most want to, a majority still don't, according to a small Canadian study. That could have an important effect on patient dignity, the authors...
  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

    Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card
    Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems...
  • Third Ebola patient treated in the U.S. free from virus: doctors

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola is now free of the virus, doctors at the Nebraska Medical Center and the patient said in a news conference on Thursday. "The CDC has declared me safe and free of...
  • What makes hospital patients turn violent?

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It's common for patients to come into a hospital with injuries, but too often they're the ones inflicting injury on nurses, technicians and security guards, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed incident...
  • Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]

    Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]
    The release of an extremely costly medicine (sofosbuvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C illustrates a great number of dilemmas facing health care policy in America: how to appropriately manage our financial resources in caring for populations,...
  • A new look at why surgical rates vary

    WASHINGTON Several years ago, a California study showed that a half-dozen elective surgeries were being performed far more often in Humboldt County than they were in the rest of the state. The procedures included hip and knee replacements,...
  • What sickening surprise awaits hospital patients?

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 23: You're in the hospital, mending from surgery, and a friendly doctor shows up to ask how you're doing. You shouldn't have to wonder if that doctor is on rounds for the...