Ashley Goette was 39 weeks pregnant when she saved her husband Andrew's life by performing CPR on him after she woke up and realized he was gasping for air in the bed next to her, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Minnesota, and Utah.
Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe are often used to help pay for medical treatments, but a new study published in JAMA finds that many of those campaigns are for unproven and potentially dangerous treatments.
The Trump administration is proposing to pilot a new Medicare Part B drug pricing model to lower Medicare Part B drug costs. The plan, according to Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet and Colin Gelbaugh, "would reduce Medicare Part B reimbursements—although it appears that non-provider players ... would absorb the brunt of the cuts."
This month, learn how sporadic sub-epidemics of different drugs are driving a growth of overdose deaths, according to new research; see how new legislation aims to facilitate access to opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment and medication; and read about a new OUD treatment program aimed at new mothers.
A growing number of trade groups are funding research to market their products as 'superfoods,' but the term is 'nutritionally meaningless,' Marion Nestle, an author and professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, writes for The Atlantic.
About one-third of health care payments made last year were associated with value-based models, suggesting the health care industry is steadily moving away from the traditional fee-for-service model, according to a progress report by the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.