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The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery. Many opthalmologists and anesthesiologists disagree. In California, the state’s doctor lobby has complained to regulators about the new Anthem policy.
While the federal health law made insurers cover the full cost of screening colonoscopies, consumers with a history of polyps who need more frequent tests may have to pick up some costs.
The newer images are more expensive, but it’s not yet clear if they are more effective in catching cancers that will kill.
Officials want clinicians to discuss how use of medical marijuana could interact with other parts of their care.
Dr. Rana Awdish was completing a fellowship in critical care when she became critically ill herself. Now, she helps other doctors understand the patient’s perspective.
These accounts are exempt from taxes and linked to high-deductible health plans. Republicans tried last summer in their unsuccessful efforts to replace the health law to make the accounts more enticing for consumers, but they didn’t make those changes in the current tax bill.
Even though the federal health law allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plan, those children are generally responsible for their own debts.
Following minor surgery, KHN’s consumer columnist sees how easily doctors offer pain pills, fueling epidemic of opioid addiction.
Only 48 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 have well-child visits, even though the federal health law requires insurers to pick up the entire tab, a study finds.
Most states have laws that require that cancer patients who get their treatment orally rather than by infusion in a doctor’s office not pay more out-of-pocket. A new study finds that the impact of those laws is mixed.