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Payment reform in the United States has been going on for years, and a panel at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference analyzed how much progress has been made to move away from fee-for-service, and what the evidence on alternative payment models has found.
CMS has touted an upgraded reporting system to spot overpayments, but only 18 states have implemented it so far.
The Health Care Working Group of the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) has published a new report that provides a framework for the successful integration of personalized medicine in the clinic.
The trials now recruiting involve larger groups of patients for longer periods of time, as well as less restrictive settings.
Women with breast cancer are twice as likely to return to work after treatment if their employer makes accommodations for them, but workplace accommodation and job retention are significantly lower for low-income and minority women.
A treatment for juvenile Batten disease has been tested in a mouse model and the results have shown reduced in symptoms and improved longevity. The results of the study were published in Nature Communications.
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