As Joe Biden makes plans to intensify the federal response to the COVID crisis, he can expect support on that agenda item from 77% of Democrats, 62% of independents, 55% of Republicans and 50% of others.
U.S. physicians favor the idea of a two-tiered healthcare system, one in which a single-payer option peacefully coexists with private coverage. Their least favorite model? Single-payer Medicare for All.
Even after receiving $7.5 billion in federal COVID relief and billions more from the Paycheck Protection Program, nursing homes are still hurting financially. Should the field’s for-profit players have their hands out with the rest?
Of 125 public comments submitted to the FDA on how best to regulate AI software as a medical device, nearly two-thirds came from parties with financial ties to industry, according to a study running in BMJ Open.
Around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, words have occasionally led to blows over people in public not wearing face masks. Then too, fisticuffs have erupted over people in public wearing face masks.
The resolution represents the second largest payment to resolve a HIPAA investigation in OCR history. It also includes a robust corrective action plan that calls for, among other things, two years of monitoring.
A common tactic is sending off Medicaid-covered seniors with dementia following emergency “psychotic” episodes. When psychiatric wards and hospitals quickly discharge the patients, the nursing homes refuse to take them back in.
The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.
Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.