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Benefit design, higher deductibles will increase bad debt for hospitals

Changes in insurance benefit design that shift greater financial responsibility to the patient, rising healthcare costs and confusing medical bills will continue to drive growth in bad debt — often faster than net patient revenue, according to a new report from Moody’s. Legislative proposals to simplify billing have the potential to reduce bad debt, but… Read More »

Alzhemier’s risk may be 75% higher for people who eat trans fats

“This study demonstrates that there are negative ‘brain/cognitive’ outcomes, in addition to the known cardiovascular outcomes, that are related to a diet that has (a) high content of trans fats,” said neurologist Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, who was not involved in the study. Aggarwal, a member of the American Academy of Neurology, is co-leader of… Read More »