A new study completed by the Veterans Administration found that in-person and online diabetes programs are equally successful for weight loss. In fact, both options were more successful than the face-to-face MOVE! weight management program.… Read More
At a recent MedTech conference hosted by AdvaMed, executives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) explained how the agency got past a payment issue involving connecting a medical device to the iPhone. The scenario specifically… Read More
According to a recent Reaction Data survey, two out of three physicians currently use speech recognition technology as a part of their electronic health record solution. However, 23% of physicians have no plan to adopt such technology.
This… Read More
A new UK study suggests that older adults with larger social networks most frequently use their preventive health care benefits. This study came from analyzing about 5,300 UK adults born in 1964. Over the course of several decades, they were… Read More
Overtreatment is an ongoing issue in healthcare, but some physicians believe a simple solution is to add more chairs to the hospital or doctor’s office room. This will ensure that doctors sit down and take the time to have real conversations… Read More
Alexandria, Va., October 4, 2018 —There is insufficient evidence to conclude that a nocebo effect—an adverse effect or perceived lack of effectiveness that occurs when a patient has negative expectations about taking a medication—is a
Healthcare spending has exploded since the 1970s, in part due to the growing number of administrators needed to oversee compliance issues. To remain compliant and keep more of their money, organizations should use risk-based auditing software
Faced with the uncertainties of a healthcare law in flux, a changing regulatory environment and the inevitable perils of a confused insurance market, American physicians must deal with the challenge of rapidly training and certifying their… Read More
Cecilia Ramirez is worried about her weight and troubling symptoms that hint of diabetes, but she won’t seek medical help because she can’t afford it.
“I don’t go to the doctor when I’m sick — it’s too expensive,” she said.
Though she is a sales… Read More
California insurance officials are looking into whether Health Net Inc. has improperly withheld payments to addiction treatment centers for months while the company investigates concerns about fraudulent claims.
The California Department… Read More