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A new blog post at RAND argues that Medicare's plans to reimburse providers for advance care planning has been a long time coming.
A gene known to cause cancer may also play a role in determining obesity, according to researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.
Hackers have accessed the personal information of 4.5 million people after the UCLA Health System became the victim of a cyberattack on May 5, 2015.
Long-term acute care hospitals provide better outcomes and more cost-effective care when treating critically ill and medically complex patients.
The top story was Marilyn Tavenner became the nation's top healthcare lobbyist when she was named the new president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, plus the controversial new guidelines that called for more Americans to take statins were validated, according to the results of a new study.
Approximately 9 million Medicare beneficiaries are considered “complex care” and they often incur high out-of-pocket costs. As lifespans lengthen, it becomes important for Medicare to adapt to serve these complex care beneficiaries.
The demand for oral parity for oncology medications is back up for vote in the Senate in North Carolina.
Nearly 50 years after President Johnson signed the law that created them, Medicare and Medicaid have become part of the fabric of the US healthcare system. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds little support for proposals to alter the basic structure of the programs.