Tag Archives: Health

Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Regulation, Reimbursement, and Interoperability Block Health Systems’ Digital Transformation – The State of Healthcare in 2021 From HIMSS

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic motivated health care providers, payers, and patients to adopt digital tools and contact-less services, allowing people to deliver and receive medical care. Still, 18 months into the pandemic, now endemic and in its fourth wave of cases spiking around the world and in many parts of the… Read More »

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Becerra Urges Congress to Expand Medicare, Address Rx Prices

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The Biden administration stands ready to work with Congress to address drug prices and expand Medicare, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a wide-ranging… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for July 2, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Effect of Zuranolone vs Placebo in Postpartum Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Deligiannidis KM, Meltzer-Brody S, Gunduz-Bruce H, Doherty J, Jonas J, Li S, Sankoh AJ, Silber C, Campbell AD, Werneburg B, Kanes SJ, Lasser R.JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 30. A two-week course of zuranolone was more effective than placebo in women with severe PPD… Read More »

Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Delta Variant F.A.Q.s Vaccination Rate Maps Dr. Terrence Coulter, a critical care specialist at CoxHealth in Springfield, Mo. “The country has started the end zone dance before we cross the goal line,” he said.Credit…Neeta Satam for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Frontline… Read More »

Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Potential Medicare Budget-Buster Puts A Blazing Light on Health Care Costs and Innovation

The FDA’s approval of the first therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in over twenty years brought attention to a not-yet-convened debate of U.S. health care costs and spending, innovation, and return-on-the-investment (as well as “for whom” do the returns accrue). In my latest post for Medecision, I explore different angles on the Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s… Read More »