The number of kindergarteners with medical exemptions to state vaccination requirements has increased threefold since 2015, the Times found, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Kentucky, and Massachusetts.
The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimate that silver-level exchange plan premiums would increase by 20 percent for the 2018 coverage year if the Trump administration stops making cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers called for under the Affordable Care Act.
Michael Richards, executive director of government relations and external affairs at Gundersen Health System, says CMS could provide incentives for physicians to provide end-of-life counseling by creating a quality measure that would hold them accountable for keeping advance care plans for patients on file.
A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that primary care appointment availability for Medicaid beneficiaries in 10 states has increased since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions took effect in 2014.
According to a new survey from the health care app company Figure 1 and the music-streaming service Spotify, surgeons prefer to listen to rock music while operating—but providers in others specialties prefer pop music.
Rather than fighting to keep primary care concerns out of the ED, rural hospitals—and the patients they treat—stand to benefit from an emergency medicine-primary care partnership model that integrates the two domains, according to a paper recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.