A proposed rule has been issued that will strengthen protections, improve health care quality, and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries with private Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription plans, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Exposure to bisphenol A may increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to an experimental study published online Jan. 1 in Endocrinology.
The results of a new survey show that physicians are concerned about declining reimbursements and increasing administrative hassles, including negotiating with payers, obtaining prior authorizations, and cutting through government red tape, according to an article published Nov. 25 in Medical Economics.
Use of electronic health records is associated with enhanced patient care overall, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Health Services Research.
Overall national health expenditures were marked by a fourth consecutive year of low growth, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Having at least one woman on teams that convene scientific symposia increases the proportion of invited female speakers by 72 percent, compared with teams containing all men, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in mBio.
In an effort to improve health care and eliminate wasteful practices, the American College of Physicians has developed a series of High Value Care cases studies, available online for free.
Although testosterone supplementation has increased among older men in the past decade, study results show that many of these patients may not meet clinical guidelines for treatment.
Compared with 2006 to 2007, smoking rates among health care professionals for 2010 to 2011 continue to be lowest in physicians and highest in licensed practical nurses, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on tobacco control.
Administrative demands on doctors, particularly primary care physicians, threaten the patient-doctor relationship, according to an article published Dec. 10 in Medical Economics.