Richard Payerchin is editor of Medical Economics.
Rural hospital closures affect more than health outcomes
When rural hospitals close, it takes a toll on local labor force, population, income, according to a new study
COVID-19 delays cancer screenings, deaths expected to rise in next 10 years
Cancer programs seek to remove barriers to screenings.
Pandemic trends could hurt hospital revenues
Physicians could benefit from surgery center ownership
Residential segregation led to higher COVID-19 death rates for Black patients, study says
Racism important for understanding health care disparities
Lawmakers gaining awareness for long COVID-19 relief, physicians group says
Could be new challenge for Social Security, analyst says
Congress must pass additional funding to fight COVID-19, ACP says
Physicians’ group cites CDC data in letter to lawmakers.
America among lowest for primary care physician access among 11 wealthy nations
Nation last for long-term relationships between patients, PCPs, study says
‘Robust’ physician practices spend less on Medicare beneficiaries: study
Health systems ‘may contribute to managing spending.’
Senator wants probe of PBM practices, prescription drug costs
Grassley of Iowa says FTC should reconsider investigation.
Anthem proposes name change to Elevance
Insurer aims to be ‘lifetime trusted health partner.’
New physicians want work-life balance in first job, survey says
Work schedule, location also factors.
2022 Congressional spending bill: Health care groups praise telehealth options
Hospital group notes COVID-19 relief absent.
OSHA to reinspect health care facilities with COVID-19 citations, complaints
Three-month period through June 2022
Study: Hospital services differ by ownership type
Nonprofit, for-profit, government facilities offer profitable care
Study: Transgender patients have barriers to primary care
Experiences relevant for rural patients
Smoking rate in underserved communities double that of general population, study says
Mental health conditions linked to smoking.
Nonprofit Civica announces plan for affordable insulins
Pending FDA approval, could be available in 2024.
Health care employment rises by 64K jobs in February
Still down 1.9% from pre-pandemic levels
Study: Facebook policy blocked vaccine misinformation
Social media a ‘critical challenge for public health’
Survey: Market may be shifting as more physicians willing to consider rural practices
Physicians, administrators consider factors such as compensation, autonomy.
Teladoc, Amazon announce partnership for telehealth through Echo devices
‘Alexa, I want to talk to a doctor’
American Rescue Plan includes $19.2M for training doctors in underserved areas
Study: Medicare Advantage posts banner year in 2022
Medicare Advantage program enrollment grows 9 percent for 2022.
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