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Blue Shield of California is hoping to steer consumers to “preferred” pharmacies where drugs are cheaper and copays lower.
An electronic consulting and referral system adopted by the county’s safety-net public health system in 2012 has reduced waiting times for appointments with specialists and eliminated the need for such appointments in a significant number of cases, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs.
Rand Corp. finds that telehealth encourages patients to seek care for minor illnesses they wouldn’t bother to make an office visit for, raising overall health costs.
“Portability” will likely be a buzz word in the health law repeal-and-replace debate, but the concept raises a number of complicated policy issues.
A new study shows that 83 percent of the largest patient advocacy groups take contributions from drug, medical device or biotech firms.
An aging writer discovers there are worse things than going bald after examining the side effects of a popular hair loss drug purportedly used by President Donald Trump.
In direct primary care, a monthly fee covers routine care, limiting insurers’ role. But does it really provide better value?
The new software would shift focus from just counting users’ steps to coaching them to meet their fitness goals.
The California-based startup is also facing federal civil and criminal probes, and lawsuits brought by former retail partner Walgreen Co., investors and patients, including some who had tests done at the Arizona facility.
Gardens Regional Hospital officials, however, said Le Summit Healthcare LLC didn’t provide enough proof that it would financially be able to carry out the purchase.