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February 17, 2018
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare disease, but it's getting less rare. Study results presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting found that cases of MCC increased 95% between 2000 and 2013
February 17, 2018
A new protocol is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center called an ECPR alert. The alert is designed for usage after ventricular fibrillation has been administered 3 times and the patient has remained in this rhythm. 
February 16, 2018
Anthem said that it was adjusting its policy on paying for emergency department (ED) visits, but some advocates and healthcare associations said Friday the changes by the insurer don’t go far enough. In addition, lawmakers in the Missouri House and Senate will consider legislation that would require a board-certified emergency physician to review the patient’s medical history regarding the ED visit before sending a bill, according to a published report.
February 16, 2018
As the conversation surrounding healthcare spending in the United States persists, topics such as drug prices, increased annual spending, and government funding stay at the forefront. Here are 5 things about healthcare spending that are being currently discussed and addressed.
February 16, 2018
This week, the top managed care stories included a report from CMS that found healthcare spending will rise 5.5% over the next 8 years; the budget deal passed by Congress included a number of provisions with long-term health impact; a study found eating a low-carb could help reverse type 2 diabetes.
February 16, 2018
Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.
February 16, 2018
Value-based care and interoperability continue to progress in the United States, but barriers that limit sharing of clinical information among hospitals, physicians, and health plans remain, according to a study by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and sponsored by Humana.
February 16, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar is open to the CDC conducting research into the causes of gun violence; advocates for those with mental illness spoke out against making assumptions about links between mental health issues and gun violence; a doctor's settlement of $5000 for a $17,850 urine test with a Texas lab on behalf of his daughter has given rise to a complaint with the state attorney general. 
February 15, 2018
Get your flu shot, administration officials warned Wednesday–this year’s flu season is on track to reach or exceed the number of deaths, hospitalizations and infections seen in other bad influenza years. And new data shows more precisely the effectiveness of the vaccine, especially for children, a high-risk group.
February 15, 2018
Flatiron Health expects to maintain its current business model in the transaction.
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