Practices are increasingly coming under attack by cyber criminals, so physicians must take steps to improve their security efforts.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $33.3 million grant to develop new antibiotics to treat deadly bacteria that have become resistant to current treatments. The grant was awarded to David S. Perlin, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley, N.J.
Walgreens, the national drugstore chain, is launching a primary care service for adults starting with the Houston market and possibly expanding into other cities at a later date.
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is warning the Trump administration to not move “too far, too fast on implementing new rules on electronic health information.”
A randomized clinical trial conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration studied the effects of maximum sunscreen application on 24 healthy participants. In all cases, four chemicals were absorbed into the body at a level greater than FDA recommendations, but the long-term implications are unknown.
A joint study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Los Angeles Times shows that workers with employer-sponsored health plans are in many cases struggling to cope with average deductibles that increased 212 percent between 2008 and 2018.
Known as the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, these models are intended to transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system.
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The Medicare Quality Payment Program, enacted under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), will affect participating physicians’ payment in 2021.