Unnecessary use in CO leads to $134 million in healthcare spending

Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

By Kelsey Waddill July 18, 2023 – In 2021, according to an analysis by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), approximately 2 million unnecessary health care services were provided, leading to $134 million in unnecessary health care spending. ‚ÄúThis most recent analysis puts crucial information in the hands of the people who … Read more

How healthcare may be affected by the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling

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By Michelle Andrews KFF health news Doctors fear that a Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 29 will have far-reaching effects not only on the diversity of doctors and other health professionals in training, but ultimately on patient care as well. The decision found it unconstitutional for colleges and universities to use race as … Read more

Home budget plan would make mass healthcare more affordable – CommonWealth Magazine

Home budget plan would make mass healthcare more affordable - CommonWealth Magazine

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHCAREit’s the best in the nation, but assistance is still out of reach for too many residents. From doctor visits to life-saving medications, too many people cannot access vital services when they need them. Fortunately, a House proposal is currently under consideration by the conference budget committee that would provide significant cost relief for … Read more

How does the US healthcare system compare to other countries?

How does the US healthcare system compare to other countries?

The cost and quality of the US healthcare system is one of the most important issues facing everyday Americans. It is a major political concern for voters, a key indicator of economic efficiency, and a significant driver of national debt. The recent release of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Statistics 2023, … Read more

St. Luke | Aspirus healthcare

St. Luke |  Aspirus healthcare

Proposal for St. Lukes to Affiliate with Aspirus Health to Improve Health Care Quality and Expand Access to Services in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan Aspirus Health is pleased to announce that St. Lukes has signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Aspirus. By affiliated with St. Lukes, headquartered in Duluth, MN, our … Read more

Will the doctor see you now? Healthcare systems changing the landscape

Will the doctor see you now?  Healthcare systems changing the landscape

From Julie ApplebyANDMichael Andrews Lucia Agajanian, a 25-year-old freelance film producer in Chicago, doesn’t have a specific primary care doctor, preferring the convenience of visiting a local clinic for flu shots or going online for video visits. You say what you need and there’s a 15-minute wait time, she said, explaining how her appointments usually … Read more

The latest reported breaches are impacting small and medium-sized healthcare organizations

The latest reported breaches are impacting small and medium-sized healthcare organizations

By Jill McKeon 06 July 2023 – The latest series of reported healthcare data breaches impacted small and mid-sized healthcare organizations. Two of the three violations mentioned below occurred in 2022. The Community Research Foundation notifies HHS of the October 2022 violation The Community Research Foundation (CRF) in San Diego, California notified more than 30,000 … Read more

How healthcare may be affected by the affirmative action ruling of the high courts

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Doctors fear that a Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 29 will have far-reaching effects not only on the diversity of doctors and other health professionals in training, but ultimately on patient care as well. The decision found it unconstitutional for colleges and universities to use race as a factor in student admissions, which … Read more

A relief for retirees: Projected healthcare costs have not increased this year

The after-tax cost of medical expenses in retirement for a single 65-year-old retiree held steady at $157,500 ($315,000 for the average retiree couple at the same age).  (Creative Getty)

As everyone knows, overall healthcare costs are rising every year. But tell that to older Americans. Fidelity’s annual survey of estimated health care costs in retirement surprisingly remained unchanged of the last year. This means that a retiree who leaves the workforce this year is likely to shell out the same amount of money on … Read more

Healthcare, utility among the topics discussed at the Meet the Candidates Forum – The Vicksburg Post

Healthcare, utility among the topics discussed at the Meet the Candidates Forum - The Vicksburg Post

Healthcare, utility among the topics discussed at the Meet the Candidates Forum Published at 3.23pm on Friday 30 June 2023 Health care, Medicaid expansion and utilities were among the main topics as candidates for statehood met with Warren County residents on Thursday in a forum at the Warren County Courthouse. An estimated 50 people participated … Read more