Dr Jennifer Martin Discusses How Insomnia Has Evolved & Affects In Insurance Coverage
In this video, Jennifer Martin, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCLA, David School of Medicine, shares her thoughts on how non-pharmacologic treatments for the management of insomnia has evolved over the past few years and how the increased use of behavioral treatments might affect insurance coverage.
This video was taken on June 3, 2013, at the Sleep 2013 Conference in Baltimore, MD.
The federal government will terminate health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 115,000 individuals who failed to prove they were United States citizens or legal immigrants. Furthermore, another 363,000 people could lose their financial aid because of income reporting discrepancies.
Deaths from overdoses of prescription painkillers are not rising as quickly, but the reasons for that trend are unclear and could be linked to the legalization of marijuana, according to reports released today.
In the wake of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s proposed merger, America’s Health Insurance Plans is leading the charge to prevent this and similar mergers and acquisitions.
The National Bone Health Alliance working group expanded criteria for the clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis to include T-score < 2.5 at the spine or hip; low-trauma hip fracture; low-trauma vertebral, proximal humerus, pelvis or some distal forearm fractures in the setting of osteopenia; or FRAX score in a patient with osteopenia meeting or exceeding the National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines.
Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) attempt to ensure that patients with potentially osteoporosis-associated fractures are followed appropriately with screening and intervention. In the United States, industry, non-profits, and governmental steering committees support FLS.