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

As part of $11 million effort to help Massachusetts residents maintain health coverage

Outreach worker Carrie Perez leaves information about MassHealth at the door of a home in Revere.  (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

At the community health center in downtown Lowell, patient navigator Abbas Tanner made one phone call among the dozens he and his colleagues reportedly made that day. On the line was a 29-year-old woman from Leominster who needed help renewing her insurance from MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program. Tanner asked a series of questions about … Read more

16.5 million Americans at risk of stroke from excessive exercise: study

Fat man jogging in the park, weight loss program

Health From Adriana Diaz June 26, 2023 | 3:32 pm Push it but not too hard. Nearly 16.5 million Americans are at risk of stroke from exercising too strenuously, according to a new study. Published in the scientific journal Physics of Fluid, the researchers concluded that an elevated heart rate can induce a stroke in … Read more