Healthcare

Decline in health services for CKD patients related to the COVID-19 pandemic

A retrospective observational study found that there was a decline in health services for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although telehealth was able to partially offset the decline, a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that there was a sharp decline in …

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Increase your insurance coverage to protect yourself and your family against common challenges

Part of the value of the law is to help citizens avoid many legal problems. The best legal problems are the ones that never happen. Here are two of the main challenges—and affordable steps to avoid the long-term financial impact on your family because of them. Long-term care insurance Many of us will deal with …

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How payment technology is making healthcare more convenient for providers and patients

Payment applications AdobeStock_275606341 Medical debt is plaguing the United States, leaving both providers and patients searching for answers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe at least $195 billion in medical debt, even though more than 90 percent of the population has insurance coverage. Medical debt’s share of collections outpaces student loans, auto loans, …

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Opinion: Change the Affordable Care Act to mandate backup health insurance

Universal health coverage in the US – once considered a hopeless goal without the imposition of a single-payer plan – is surprisingly achievable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and increased subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for …

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Outbreak!: Why Insurance Claims Professionals Need to Pay Attention to Monkey Pox – Insurance Laws & Products

September 23, 2022 Freeman Mathis and Gary To print this article, all you need is to be registered or logged in to Mondaq.com. Monkeypox was declared a national public health emergency by the US Department of Health and Human Services on August 4, 2022, only the fifth time since 2009 that this has occurred. As …

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Cutting-edge technology uses MRI to diagnose heart failure patients in record time

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge technology to diagnose heart failure patients in record time. State-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D images of the heart’s flow. But unlike a standard MRI scan, which can take up to 20 minutes or more, the new 4D heart MRI …

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Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you …

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