Providing Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with so-called "healthy food prescriptions" could lower the risk of chronic illnesses and lead to billions of dollars in savings, according to a study published recently in the journal PLOS.
In health care, "imitation" has taken a backseat to "innovation," and as a result, providers and insurers are missing out on best practices that could save patient lives and money, Dhruv Khullar, an internal medicine physician at Weill Cornell Medicine, writes in a STAT News opinion piece.
Researchers have developed a new test that can determine whether someone has genetic variants that place them at a greater risk of becoming overweight—but some experts say the new test leaves out a big influencer of obesity: one's environment.
About half of physicians across various specialties believe they are fairly compensated, according to Medscape's latest Physician Compensation report. Advisory Board's Hamza Hasan and Sarah Evans explain why higher pay isn't the biggest driver of physician engagement—and what leaders should focus on instead.
As employers have looked to stem rising health care costs, many have shifted their employees into high-deductible health plans (HDHPS), hoping the plans would encourage them to be smarter health care shoppers.