Not only does Clostridium difficile infection kill 14,000 patients a year in the U.S. while racking up costs of roughly $1 billion, but providers are all over the map in their attempts to stop it. >>>
More than half (62.4%) of the cost of diabetes care is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and other government payers; 34.4% is paid for by commercial plans; 3.2% is paid for by the uninsured. >>>
The first step toward curbing hospital readmissions is to identify, upon admission, patients who might be at risk for congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pneumonia. >>>
Some providers are overusing colonoscopy for screening purposes in older adults, based on age-based screening guidelines. Research shows wide regional variations in the practice. >>>
Bundling is one of the new payment models being scrutinized as a way to get a handle on skyrocketing service line costs. Here’s how it works in oncology programs. >>>
Any healthcare job losses that do come as a result of sequestration will be "disproportionately low" in relation to other industry sectors, says one economist. >>>
It's time for a food fight. In one corner, we have physicians advocating for health and wellness. In the other we have the processed food industry, which, borrowing tactics used by Big Tobacco, puts corporate profits above the public good. >>>
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