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Instead of dealing with disapproving insurance executives, Regenexx appeals directly to employers large enough to fund their own health plans.
The provider community has pushed back on any attempt to set a 'benchmark' for physician pay, like the one in Alexander and Murray's bill.
The study found no evidence that beneficiaries who lost coverage secured either jobs or other insurance coverage. In fact, it noted a dip in the employment rate among those eligible for Medicaid.
As many as 26% of admissions from the emergency room resulted in a surprise medical bill.
Aletha Maybank, MD, a pediatrician, is talks to Kaiser Health News about her challenges and priorities as the American Medical Association's Equity Chief.
The OpenNotes project encourages doctors to share their notes with patients, and invites patients to ask for access to their doctor's notes.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation shielding patients from getting a huge bill when their insurance company and medical provider can't agree on payment.
Experts caution that as ECMO becomes more available, it is also being used as a last-ditch attempt to buy more time for dying patients with poor chances of survival.
Neuromonitoring made sense for the type of surgery Liv Cannon had. The bill did not.
Over and over again, the high cost associated with air ambulance service gives patients the biggest sticker shock.