CMS in a memo said the coverage will be available to Medicare beneficiaries with breast and ovarian cancer who have clinical indications for germline testing, risk factors for inherited cancers, and who have not undergone the same diagnostic tests, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, Maryland, and Washington.
The coronavirus spreading through China has affected nearly 8,000 people worldwide and killed more than 100—and scientists are racing to find out just how contagious and deadly the disease actually is.
Female physicians on average are paid $37,000 less than male physicians in their first job after finishing their residencies or fellowships—and the gap cannot be fully explained by seemingly obvious causes, such as practice area and a desire to have greater control over work-life balance, according to a study published last week in Health Affairs.
When a patient presents at the ED in a mental health crisis, staff may need to take measures to restrain the patient to keep both the patient and provider safe—but a new study highlights the trauma restrained patients can endure, and ultimately how it affects their care, Megan Thielking reports for STAT News.
FDA recently warned Gojo Industries, the manufacturer of Purell products, to stop making unproven claims that its popular, over-the-counter hand sanitizers can prevent the spread of diseases such as Ebola, flu, MRSA, and norovirus in health care settings.