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In surprise move, CMS announces Medicare Advantage pay increase

After proposing in February a 1.9 percent cut in reimbursement to insurers in the Medicare Advantage program, Medicare made a surprise announcement and said there would, instead, be a 0.4 percent increase. This is the second year Medicare...

source: By Pamela Lewis Dolan
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In 2012, spending on healthcare in the United States reached $2.8 trillion, representing 17.2 percent of GDP. This number amounts to $8,915 per person and is expected to grow as the provisions of...

source: Forbes

As we see primary care transitioning from a single provider to a team-based endeavor, we will see everybody coming to the table and helping to take care of these patients. Primary care is the place where people first come into care. With increased efforts on screening, easier...

source: Medscape (free subscription)

Patients are returning to the healthcare system after “several years of self-rationing,” as reflected in a 3.2 percent increase in 2013 prescription-drug expenditures to $329.2 billion, according to a new report. Physician...

source: Modern Healthcare

One of the most common causes of shoulder pain — rotator cuff tendinitis — may soon be treatable with an alternative to surgery and over-the-counter painkillers: shock wave therapy. Tufts Medical Center researchers reviewed 28 clinical trials evaluating the efficacy...

source: The Boston Globe

Vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in older adults, but there isn't a lot of conclusive research into whether there's a relationship between the two. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center...

source: News-Medical

Taking one pill instead of three could be a powerful ally to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a new Cochrane systematic review of the latest research on polypills from a team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene &...

source: Medical Xpress


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