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Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Citing the high degree of stress and possible lifelong trauma children can experience as the result of a forced separation, the mental health organizations noted that the policy could result in an increased risk for many mental illnesses.

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted policy to increase the number of people who obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act by making marketplace plans more affordable.

The FDA Has the Authority to Explain Drug Application Rejections or Approvals. They Should Use It.

The FDA Has the Authority to Explain Drug Application Rejections or Approvals. They Should Use It.

The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

The 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to improve revenue generation among hospitals by allowing participating centers to purchase specific outpatient drugs at a wholesale discount.

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

The zero tolerance immigration policy implemented by the Trump Administration in spring 2018 resulted in divisive political commentary that further delineated the line between parties.

Trump White House Freezes Billions Earmarked for Insurers Through ACA

Trump White House Freezes Billions Earmarked for Insurers Through ACA

The White House announced earlier this month a plan to freeze billions of dollars of risk-adjustment payments scheduled to go to insurers through the Affordable Care Act.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

CMS issued a proposal to update payment policies, quality provisions, and payment rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2019.

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

The travel ban on citizens from several Middle Eastern countries has affected several faculty members and students, some of whom were in the process of completing courses or exams that would allow them to apply for residencies.

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

This year, as many as 33 physicians have run against incumbents for their seats in Congress.

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The practice of family separations has been described by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a "form of child abuse."

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

While politicians celebrate the passage of the Right to Try Act, physicians must closely monitor the outcomes to mitigate the potential consequences of this law.

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation," mandating that areas open to the public remain accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed concern that the ruling would create "needless" barriers between women and access to medical care.

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.

Decline in Medicare Recipients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals

Decline in Medicare Recipients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals

The proportion of deaths that occurred in an acute care hospital decreased from 32.6% to 19.8% among Medicare fee-for-service decedents.

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

For decades the AMA has demonstrated leadership on this issue, recommending common-sense gun safety precautions, waiting periods and background checks for those wishing to purchase a gun, and increased mental health service funding.

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

The rising cost of insulin is causing big financial problems for patients, Medicare and Medicaid.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

Despite adding his signature to the VA Mission Act, President Donald Trump is now fighting a bipartisan plan to fund the much-needed expansion to veterans' health care.

Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Implementing initiatives to maintain Medicaid enrollment and to expedite Medicaid reenrollment and having alternate resources available in gaps are important to ensure continuous antiretroviral therapy to optimize HIV outcomes.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid expansion correlated with an increase in Medicaid coverage and an increase in discharge to rehabilitation facilities.

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Currently, hospitals must make their prices public, but a new Medicare rule requires that information to be easily accessible online.

Talking Politics With Patients

Talking Politics With Patients

Sooner or later, everyone in the healthcare field will have to think about how to approach a politically divisive conversation with a patient.

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

The Department of Justice, under the guidance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has withdrawn a number of protections afforded to people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Women who experienced a drop in out-of-pocket costs following the ACA contraceptive mandate were more likely to undergo an IUD placement.

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

Insurers within the ACA marketplace covered a disproportionate share of non-elderly adults with high healthcare risks from 2014 to 2015.

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Forty-seven percent of survey respondents reported spending less than 1 minute reviewing CMS-485.

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

The Medicare Shared Savings Program has been linked to a reduction in breast cancer and an increase in colorectal cancer screenings.

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

The impact of the ACA on health insurance access among women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer was previously unestablished.

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Current reported measures of 30-day hospital readmissions may not be adequate surrogates for overall hospital quality.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

The American Diabetes Association has shared "deep concern" surrounding newly released diabetes management guidelines.

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

Preconception health care coverage has been linked to better access to health care for mothers and infants.

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

The "blame game" following mass shootings often places blame on the shoulders of people with serious mental illness — an already marginalized community.

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

The Regulatory Accountability Act passed through the committee phase in the US Senate in 2017.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Payment policies for long-acting reversible contraception are inconsistent at the state level and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Recent "right-to-try" legislation passed in the Senate could diminish the FDA's public health mission.

Guidelines Developed for Management of Certain Skin Cancers

Guidelines Developed for Management of Certain Skin Cancers

Guidelines have been developed for the management of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

The AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases released recommendations regarding influenza, influenza immunization, and influenza treatment for the 2017-2018 season.

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy Linking Clinician Payments to Part B Drug Costs

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy Linking Clinician Payments to Part B Drug Costs

Healthcare organizations across the United States issued letters urging Congress to reverse the new policy.

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

The USPSTF has updated the 2004 recommendations for screening of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.

Seven Potential Ramifications of the CDC's Banned Word List

Seven Potential Ramifications of the CDC's Banned Word List

Should the 7 words be banned, it could give rise to at least 7 harmful consequences, or "7 deadly sins."

USPSTF Finds Insufficient Evidence for Nontraditional Factors in Assessing CVD Risk

USPSTF Finds Insufficient Evidence for Nontraditional Factors in Assessing CVD Risk

Current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

The FDA has issued a new safety communication requiring that changes be made to the labeling of prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone.

Updated Treatment Consensus Released for CPR

Updated Treatment Consensus Released for CPR

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has provided their consensus on various aspects of CPR.

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

The American Academy of Neurology has released updated guideline recommendations for mild cognitive impairment.

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-based criteria would screen high-risk smokers currently ineligible for screening using USPSTF criteria, resulting in more modest decreases in lung cancer screening.

ACC Releases Guidelines to Optimize Treatment of HFrEF

ACC Releases Guidelines to Optimize Treatment of HFrEF

The new ACC guidelines examine 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

AAFP Does Not Endorse Updated AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

AAFP Does Not Endorse Updated AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

The AAFP found that there was more robust scientific evidence to support the 2014 guidelines.

Policy Advisor Discusses Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Policy Advisor Discusses Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

David Himmelstein, MD, FACP, shares his insight on healthcare inequality in the United States, along with what he says is the only solution.

USPSTF: Use of ECG Screening for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation, CVD Events

USPSTF: Use of ECG Screening for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation, CVD Events

The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of ECG screenings for atrial fibrillation in older adults, and screening with resting or exercise ECG is not recommended for preventing CVD events in low-risk adults.

CDC Receives a List of "Forbidden Words" From Trump Administration

CDC Receives a List of "Forbidden Words" From Trump Administration

Policy analysts have been informed to stop using certain terms in documents to be used in next year's budget.

Physicians Must Report on 1 Patient and 1 Measure for MACRA

Physicians Must Report on 1 Patient and 1 Measure for MACRA

Physicians must report on at least 1 patient and 1 measure by December 31, 2017 and submit the report to Medicare no later than February 28, 2018.

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Chronic Conditions

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Menopausal Hormone Therapy for Chronic Conditions

The USPSTF has released its final recommendation statement on the use of menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions.

Observation Care Costs Increased Among Commercially Insured Patients

Observation Care Costs Increased Among Commercially Insured Patients

The cost of observation care has increased for commercially insured patients, but it is still lower than spending for short-stay hospitalizations

Short-Acting Insulin Approved for Patients With Diabetes

Short-Acting Insulin Approved for Patients With Diabetes

The FDA has approved Admelog for children age 3 and older with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes.

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

If approved, TPOXX would be the first treatment for smallpox.

FDA Approves Once-Weekly Ozempic for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

FDA Approves Once-Weekly Ozempic for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

The FDA has approved Ozempic as adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

State-Level Newborn Screening Policies Lower Infant Cardiac Death Rates

Implementing state newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease decreased infant cardiac deaths.

US Medical Societies Call on Congress to Preserve Access to Part B Therapies

US Medical Societies Call on Congress to Preserve Access to Part B Therapies

The groups urge Congress to prevent CMS from applying Merit-based Incentive Payment System adjustments to Part B drug payments.

Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Not Linked to Differences in Practice Performance

Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Not Linked to Differences in Practice Performance

The Value-Based Payment Modifier is not associated with differences in performance between practices serving higher-risk and lower-risk patients.

AHA: Three Strikes Against the Senate's Tax Reform Bill

AHA: Three Strikes Against the Senate's Tax Reform Bill

The AHA has released a statement in response to the Senate's approved tax reform bill.

ACC: Managing Acute Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

ACC: Managing Acute Bleeding in Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants

The ACC has developed a decision pathway to guide management of acute bleeding in patients treated with oral anticoagulants.

Guidance Issued for Pharmacologic Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Guidance Issued for Pharmacologic Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

Clinicians should allow patients to express their values and preferences and participate in the decision-making process.

Recommendations Released to Help Healthcare Professionals Prevent Child Trafficking

Recommendations Released to Help Healthcare Professionals Prevent Child Trafficking

The recommendations include development of public policy, supporting legislation, and policies to help victims of human trafficking.

Best Practice Advice Statements Issued for HBV Vaccination and Screening

Best Practice Advice Statements Issued for HBV Vaccination and Screening

The statement encourages hepatitis B virus screening in high-risk populations, vaccination of all unvaccinated at-risk adults, and linkage to care for hepatitis B-positive patients.

Clinician-Friendly Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinician-Friendly Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

The 8-item G-TRUST tool can help clinicians identify useful clinical practice guidelines.

CMS Rule on Part B Drugs Could Lead to Steep Payment Cuts for Some Specialists

CMS Rule on Part B Drugs Could Lead to Steep Payment Cuts for Some Specialists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.

New Legislation Needed to Entice Interest of Insurers to Enter the ACA Marketplace

New Legislation Needed to Entice Interest of Insurers to Enter the ACA Marketplace

Implementing new policies that will persuade insurers to enter the Affordable Care Act marketplace will improve equity and affordability.

Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Keith Humphreys, PhD, who served as senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration, shared his views on the opioid epidemic.

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Released by AHA/ACC

Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines Released by AHA/ACC

New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80, down from the previous level of 140/90, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Ensuring Quality Health Care Among Older LGBT Adults

Ensuring Quality Health Care Among Older LGBT Adults

Clinicians should welcome LGBT older adults and address their health concerns to provide high-quality care.

CMS Announces Initiative to Examine Provider Regulations

CMS Announces Initiative to Examine Provider Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched an initiative to examine which provider regulations should be discarded or revamped amid concerns that the regulations are reducing the amount of time that physicians spend with patients.

Updated Guidelines Released for Management of Ventricular Arrhythmia, Sudden Cardiac Death

Updated Guidelines Released for Management of Ventricular Arrhythmia, Sudden Cardiac Death

The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released updated guidelines for the management of adults who have ventricular arrhythmias or who are at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Medicare: A Barrier to Health Care?

Medicare: A Barrier to Health Care?

Medicare guidelines can be narrow, rigid, and not always practical, making it difficult to obtain certain resources for patients.

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Although pediatricians have been introduced to the new guidelines, many are not putting them into practice.

Medicaid's Best-Price Rule May Not Be Such a Big Problem

Medicaid's Best-Price Rule May Not Be Such a Big Problem

Researchers note that the best-price rule may be an impediment to some novel pricing arrangements in the private sector, but there are ways to avoid or mitigate its impact.

Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Patients are charged a monthly fee for basic, office-based medical care as well as telephone and after-hours physician access.

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Medicare Part D formularies increasingly used quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable prescribed dosing of opioids.

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Physicians should provide counseling on the side effects of marijuana to adolescents.

Medicare Paid Over $1.5 Billion to Replace Defective Heart Devices

Medicare Paid Over $1.5 Billion to Replace Defective Heart Devices

To improve identification of the defects, the inspector general recommended that hospitals and doctors be required to submit detailed information identifying failed devices, including serial and batch numbers, during the billing process.

ACA Repeal: The Effect on America's Opioid Epidemic

ACA Repeal: The Effect on America's Opioid Epidemic

About one-third of those who fail to seek treatment for substance abuse do so because of cost or lack of insurance coverage.

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

The ACP calls for a policy to address gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Ending DACA Could Lead to Public Health Consequences

Ending DACA Could Lead to Public Health Consequences

Recent policy discussions about DACA have centered on economic consequences, but the public health benefits have been less discussed.

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Are Mental Health Patients Worse Off in ACA Marketplace?

Networks in mental health are generally narrower than in primary care, with plan networks including 11.3% of mental healthy providers practicing in a given state-level market.

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

Prior exposure to financial incentives and public reporting is significantly associated with physician participation in Medicare Accountable Care Organization programs

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

Following the end of the DACA program, questions linger among undocumented medical residents and students now facing possible deportation.

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

There's no reason why something as critical as making sure that our surgeons are competent should be left to chance.

Does Adoption of Standards Improve Access to Specialists?

Does Adoption of Standards Improve Access to Specialists?

There was no notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards.

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Increased Number of Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, more privately insured patients have enrolled in clinical trials for cancer treatments.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn't Lead to Higher Mortality Rates

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn't Lead to Higher Mortality Rates

Reductions in hospital readmissions as a part of ACA did not lead to higher mortality rates, and may even have lowered death rates.

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