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Home-based recovery appears to be best if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn't have serious conditions that could lead to complications.
Researchers say the agency needs to open the data on scores of medical devices, which have included mechanical ventilators and pacemaker electrodes.
While hospitals are financially better off since the expansion, they have increased the costs they shift to commercial health plans since 2009, the state researchers said.
After a sports injury, Esteban Serrano owed $829.41 for a knee brace purchased with insurance through his doctor's office. The same kind of braces sell for less than $250 online.
The rules proposed by HHS take aim at data blocking, in which tech companies or health systems limit the sharing or transfer of information from medical files.
AARP is pushing bills in eight state legislatures that would give home caregivers tax credits to help offset the cost of care.
ERs increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric episode. Now, hospitals around the country are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs.
Secretary Scott Gottlieb said Congress would need to enact legislation to define when an electronic health record would require government oversight.
The opioid epidemic is spurring medical institutions around the country to create fellowships for aspiring doctors who want to treat the disorder with the same precision and science as other diseases.
States are moving to control costs of employee health plans, and it’s triggering alarm from hospitals. The strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals.