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A telemedicine service priced at only $35 a visit creates a new access point for patients and averts ED visits. >>>
Physicians and nurse practitioners will conduct tele-consultations for high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health, with an emphasis on rural areas and small towns. >>>
Just in time for consumers to assess their coverage opportunities in the soon-to-be-unveiled health insurance exchanges, the National Committee for Quality Assurance has released its annual ranking of health insurance plans. >>>
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Hospital groups complain about the delay in rule-setting, the long implementation timetable for the unique device identifier rule, and a new database. >>>
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