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IMAGING Management

Trends in Cervical Cancer Screening–Associated Services in Women Over 65

2022 05 Dec

A new study, authored by experts from the University of Illinois Chicago, the University of California San Francisco and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that women over the age of 65 may be undergoing unnecessary cervical cancer screenings.   The study looked at Medicare claims data between 1999 to 2019 for fee-for-service... Read more

Executive Health Management


2022 31 Aug

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ICU Management

Oak Street Health Announces Leadership Changes

2021 29 Dec

Oak Street Health, Inc., a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare has announced that Chief Operating Officer (COO) Geoff Price will transition to the newly formed role of Chief Innovation Officer. Oak Street Health’s current President, Brian Clem, will transition to the COO role. These moves are effective as of January 1,... Read more

Women's Health

25k More Patients with Breast Cancer Can Receive Crucial Test

2021 03 Jun

More patients with breast cancer will benefit from access to its Breast Cancer Index test, under new extended Medicare coverage, Hologic, Inc. has announced. Its’ subsidiary, Biotheranostics, Inc., has received broader Medicare coverage for the test, meaning that clinicians can better manage treatment of a broader scope of patients.   Under... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medlab Asia & Asia Health 2021

2021 20 Oct

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Executive Health Management

Why is value-based healthcare not saving money?

2018 10 Jul

Amidst rising health costs in the U.S., researchers have examined the role of value-based care and competition in the cost equation. They found that across 900 different markets, value-based payment models had not produced the expected reductions in costs, mainly because many markets have few value-based options available. In addition, many of... Read more

Health Management

Visionary leadership

2018 25 Jan

Th e w a y f o r wa r d f or U S h e a l t h c a r e   Experts d r aw their conclusions on the American health sys t em and what needs to b e done to e r adica t e the many p r oblems that continue... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACA Repeal Battle: Winners and Losers

2017 28 Mar

Republicans have failed in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a major election campaign promise. After weeks of contentious negotiations over the American Health Care Act, Republicans were forced to pull the House bill on healthcare reform when it was clear that it didn’t have enough votes to pass.     The move received mixed reactions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Well-known Hospitals Fail in New Medicare Ratings

2016 02 Aug

The U.S. government released much-anticipated first overall hospital quality ratings last week with many of the country’s best-known facilities receiving below average scores while obscure hospitals were awarded top scores. The Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rated 3,617 hospitals on a one- to five-star scale. The hospital industry has... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lowest Hospital Spending: Not Where You Think

2015 21 Dec

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics analysed the real prices that hospitals negotiate with private insurers. They found that hospitals that spend less on Medicare do not necessarily spend less on healthcare overall.  The researchers analysed 92 billion health insurance... Read more