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Medical Professional Liability Claims and Esophageal Cancer Screening

An analysis of liability claims related to esophageal cancer screening finds that the risks of claims arising from acts of commission (complications from screening procedure) as well as acts of omission (failure to screen) are similarly low, according to a study in the October 1 issue of JAMA.

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Medicaid and Uninsured Patients Obtain New Patient Appointments Most Easily at Federally Qualified Health Centers, Penn “Secret Shopper” Study Reveals

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs), in addition to charging less for visits, according to results of a new 10-state University of Pennsylvania study published this month in Medical Care.

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Senators: Widen Medicaid Program for Frail Seniors

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Johns Hopkins Experts Say Open Payments Database Casts Shadows, Not Light

A federal, public database launched September 30 with the intention of bringing transparency to financial relationships between physicians and industry may instead result in opacity and misinterpretation, according to experts in bioethics, clinical care and public health at Johns Hopkins.

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Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy Recommendations for Creating a Culture of Health in Home Care

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Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.

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New Study Reconfirms: Calling 9-1-1 Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

It's a simple message: Call 9-1-1 at the first warning signs of a heart attack. Unfortunately, many still choose to either drive to the hospital, or wait to see if the symptoms disappear. New research from the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute reconfirms relying on emergency medical services helps heart attack patients avoid delays and expedite treatment.

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A Throwback to House Calls: Doctors from University of Utah Health Care Making the Rounds to New Moms at Home

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New services launched at University of utah Health Care's South Jordan Health Center are designed to bring top-notch care to new moms who prefer to stay close-to-home with newborns.

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Child Maltreatment Underreported in Medicaid Claims, Wash. U. Study Finds

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Medicaid claims are a poor way to identify child abuse and neglect at a population level, according to a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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