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Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
The study also found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.
The researchers looked at 11 services that medical groups have said are often unnecessary and found that blacks and Hispanics got them at higher rates than whites.
Lance Leggitt helped collect $400,000 in fees last year while working as a lobbyist to try to influence Medicare policy at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The legislation has a lot to overcome, and its hefty price tag is first on that list.
Actions by the Trump administration are putting pressure on the fragile market for individuals who buy their own coverage, but analysts say it should be able to rebound.
With the cost of medications up 300 percent in the past decade, supporters see this as a first step to rein in prices.
One insurer is turning the tables on drugmakers with what may be a new job category: a sales force for cost-effective medicine.
Secretary David Shulkin says the change will let the agencies’ systems work together seamlessly.
A fully functional brain-computer interface, in theory, turns a person into a programmable, debuggable machine—just like a computer.