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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.
“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.
Epinephrine, the active ingredient in EpiPens, expires after 18 months, and the auto-injector device can’t be refilled or reused. Health professionals are looking for work-arounds they say could save the health system millions.
In direct primary care, a monthly fee covers routine care, limiting insurers’ role. But does it really provide better value?
Aging adults with complex needs can get special assistance from doctors trained as geriatricians.
Aetna will be the third major insurer to remove prior authorization requirements for patients who seek medication-assisted treatments such as Suboxone.
Some terminal patients, typically high-dose opioid users, who choose to end their lives have taken many hours, even days, to die.
Most veterans who commit suicide do so with a gun, but most therapists don’t understand gun culture. A veteran who has struggled with depression himself now helps bridge that gap by educating mental health professionals.
Tom Price will have significant authority to rewrite the rules for the Affordable Care Act.
Humor may be an antidote for the pain of death for both patients and survivors.