The Wisconsin Group Insurance Board's decision overturns a previous vote that banned public workers' insurance from covering gender confirmation surgery and hormone treatment, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Idaho, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have studied the alarming rates of depression among new doctors for more than a decade. Now, their research has a new twist: Medical interns are being offered a free Fitbit in hopes of identifying risk factors for mental health problems, Christina Farr reports for CNBC.
Medicare could save more than $4 billion annually by reducing payments to long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs), according to a new working paper—but the industry is pushing back. Advisory Board's post-acute experts weigh in on why this means LTACHs should "hone in on their value proposition" to stay afloat.
A few years ago, it was not uncommon for patients seeking plastic surgery to show up to the doctor with a celebrity photo they wanted to look like. But surgeon's say there's a new wave of patients who are bringing in edited selfies that experts say are not always attainable—and may have real psychological consequences.
Despite the new paper's discouraging results, it also offered a hopeful finding: "[R]esearchers were very good at predicting which studies would replicate," a study author noted, which could help researchers avoid "spend[ing] lots of time and energy and money on results that turn out not to hold."