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N.H. House Overwhelmingly Approves Proposal to Outlaw 'Balance Billing'

A bipartisan measure to protect patients ... bills for care they receive at in-network hospitals. While this can happen in lots of different medical settings, patients often encounter these kinds of c... read more

Celebrating a five-year ‘liverversary’

There was a trip to the Rapid City emergency room where Paula’s color ... Mike recalled how Paula, now in the intensive care unit, had a MELD score (a 1 – 40 score measure of how close a patient is to ... read more

Ambulance service, fire department at odds on best route

These responders can start an IV, give you stronger medications, hook ... care being administered and then a few minutes later a new level of care’s being administered." Providing that "patient contin... read more

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Oklahoma nurse finds next level helping others

My mom, Ola Mae Hooks — who’s 86 and still lives in ... Q: What made you move to home health care? A: I dislocated a knee during a code-blue emergency in the ER and was pretty sure I wouldn’t return t... read more


Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Curtail Surprise Medical Bills

“Patients under anesthesia shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket unexpectedly for a health care provider outside their insurance ... medical bills and ensuring that consumers aren’t on the hook for unex... read more

Vermont Information Technology Leaders Adds Home Health Agencies to PatientPing

BURLINGTON, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL ... resources upon being notified that one of their patients has unexpectedly returned to the ER or hospital. As we know, health car... read more

The Hospital Is In Network, But Not The Doctor: N.Y. Tries New Balance Billing Law

While patients may be on the hook for these bills, about a quarter of states have enacted protections, mostly for emergency room situations ... WHYY’s The Pulse and Kaiser Health News. read more

What’s an Affordable Premium for You?

A central question in the debate over how to revamp the American health care system is whether insurance will be affordable ... a couple with two children earning just over $88,000 could be on the hoo... read more

On the Origin of Science Writers

Every now and then, I get an email from someone who’s keen to get into science writing and wants to know how I started. Whenever I reply, and I always try to, I’m always left with the nagging feeling ... read more

The Need to Optimize Adolescent Immunization

The adolescent period heralds the pediatric patient’s transition into adulthood. It is a time of dynamic development during which effective preventive care measures can promote safe behaviors and the ... read more

Get Some Sleep: Fibromyalgia raises restless leg risk

The mean age of participants was 50 years; 93 percent of the population was female. These patients were compared with 63 healthy subjects with a mean age of 41 years. Fibromyalgia, a disorder that cau... read more

303 Life Lessons We All Learn But Keep Forgetting

I used to think beyond 7th grade math is only useful for physicists and statisticians. After the rule of three, which allows you to calculate discounts on prices, diminishing returns start to kick in ... read more



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