When it comes to being discharged straight from the emergency room or transferred to another hospital after stabilization, uninsured or Medicaid patients are more likely to be discharged than privately insured patients, JAMA International study finds Recently published medicine. The study, which analyzed 215,000 emergency room visits to 160 US hospitals, was conducted to determine …

There are definitely benefits to student loan consolidation. Obviously, you’ll only have to worry about one monthly payment, and if your credit is strong, you may be able to find a lower interest rate when consolidating or investing. refinance your student loans. However, student loan consolidation also has its drawbacks and is not a smart …

Medicaid expansion in Colorado: drop in uninsured rate and rise in hospital bills Since Colorado embraced the Medicaid expansion in 2014, St. Mary’s Medical Center has seen some statistics improve, with the number of uninsured patients falling by more than half, allowing the hospital save about $ 3 million per year. However, hospital prices and …

When hospitals implement programs to optimize patient recovery after surgery, healthcare costs go down and patients experience better outcomes. One of the main benefits of the programs – known as Enhanced Recovery Pathways – includes shorter hospital stays. But thoracic surgeons are often reluctant to release patients in an accelerated time frame for fear that …

The Yellowstone volcanic hotspot was rocked by 81 earthquakes in February in the US National Park, as detected by seismographic stations at the University of Utah. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said earthquakes of various sizes have been reported in the region. The largest was magnitude 3.1, located 14 miles south of Montana on …

And yet, in the midst of the party’s decisive shift to the left, pragmatism once again threatens to stifle ambitious new policies in the nursery. “Do I think we could cross all the “t’s” and point all the “i’s” in 10 years? Klobuchar said when asked about the Green New Deal. “In fact, I think …

Proposed FDA guideline on BCI devices. The FDA signaled its interest in developing implanted brain-computer interface (BCI) devices on Friday with the publication of a new orientation project focused on emerging technology. The new document suggests that non-clinical testing of the devices could precede clinical testing as a way to identify and prevent potential risks …

Although Google Translate was less than 100 percent accurate in translating emergency exit instructions into English for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese, researchers cautiously support its use, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine find. The researchers, at the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed 100 sets of emergency discharge instructions translated by Google’s …

(PNC file photo) Between January 2017 and June 2018, Guam Memorial Hospital billed a total of $ 22.1 million for patient treatments, but 90% of that amount was not collected due to the continued failure of the hospital to put in place a rigorous billing and collection system, according to the Office of Public Accountability. …

New research published in JAMA suggests that primary care follow-up within seven days of hospitalization is associated with fewer Medicaid readmissions. In a single year, the American population had a collective hospital bill of $ 381 billion. Readmission rates have added an additional $ 16 billion to health care costs each year. To cope with …