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Pediatrician's License Suspended in Oregon Over Vaccines
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/942377

Dec 9th, 2020 - Integrative Pediatrics, on Barnes Road in Portland, Oregon. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has suspended the license of Dr. Paul Thomas, citing multiple cases in which he allegedly failed to adequately vaccinate patients, including one involving a child who contracted tetanus and required hospitalization. According to last week's order, the medical board can temporarily suspend ...

'So Frustrating': Grave Missteps Seen in US Virus Response
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/940062

Oct 29th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testin...

'So Frustrating': Grave Missteps Seen in US Virus Response
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940062

Oct 29th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash At the same time, many states were snapping up millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine, the anti...

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/888906

Nov 26th, 2017 - Gayatri Acharya, MD: Greetings. I am Dr Gayatri Acharya, cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today we will be discussing critical care and the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). I'm joined by my colleague, Dr Gregory Barsness, who specializes in this area. Welcome, Dr Barsness. Gregory Barsness, MD: Thank you very much. It is great to be here. Dr Acharya: Glad to have you. Dr Barsness, let's sta...

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/888906

Nov 26th, 2017 - Gayatri Acharya, MD: Greetings. I am Dr Gayatri Acharya, cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today we will be discussing critical care and the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). I'm joined by my colleague, Dr Gregory Barsness, who specializes in this area. Welcome, Dr Barsness. Gregory Barsness, MD: Thank you very much. It is great to be here. Dr Acharya: Glad to have you. Dr Barsness, let's sta...

Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/873281

Dec 15th, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions on the subject of Trump's election and its impact on medical care acts and payment systems. Robert Glatter, MD: Hello and welcome. I am Dr Robert Glatter, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and also attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. I am delighted today to be joined by my coll...

Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/873281

Dec 15th, 2016 - Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions on the subject of Trump's election and its impact on medical care acts and payment systems. Robert Glatter, MD: Hello and welcome. I am Dr Robert Glatter, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and also attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. I am delighted today to be joined by my coll...

PCMH Model Narrows Economic Gap for Cancer Screening
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/839929

Feb 17th, 2015 - Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status, researchers have found. "Disparities in care have been well documented but rarely successfully addressed," Mitchell H. Katz, MD, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services writes in an editorial that accompanies the study. "It is heartening to see...

PCMH Model Narrows Economic Gap for Cancer Screening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/839929

Feb 17th, 2015 - Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status, researchers have found. "Disparities in care have been well documented but rarely successfully addressed," Mitchell H. Katz, MD, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services writes in an editorial that accompanies the study. "It is heartening to see...

Thousands Feared at Risk After Mexico Reforms HIV+ Regime
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/911916

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last month to centralize drug procurement risk sparking shortages, they say, while the government counters that...

Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/873281

Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions on the subject of Trump's election and its impact on medical care acts and payment systems. Robert Glatter, MD: Hello and welcome. I am Dr Robert Glatter, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and also attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. I am delighted today to be joined by my coll...

More Patients Insured in U.S. and More Can't Afford Doctors
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/924360

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans find it too expensive to see doctors even though more people have health insurance, a U.S. study suggests. Over the past two decades, the proportion of adults without insurance dropped to 14.8% from 16.9%, the study found. But during this same period, the proportion of adults unable to afford doctor visits climbed from 11.4% to 15.7%. Out-of-pock...

Half Full? Half Empty? A New Year's Assessment of US Health Policy
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/467147

Introduction As the turn of the New Year is the traditional time for assessing the past and looking to the future, it seems appropriate to ask what kind of year it was for healthcare policy in the United States. In truth, the US healthcare system took some significant steps forward in policy matters in 2003, and also several back. Ironically, this half-full/half-empty picture often applied to t...

Medicaid Reform: Key Considerations for Children's Health Care
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/882377

Abstract and Introduction Introduction Medicaid is the largest provider of public health insurance for children and adults in the United States and provides critical financial support for the nation's safety net of clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities serving the poor and uninsured. Medicaid is a federal entitlement program that is administered by the states and funded through stat...

PCMH Model Narrows Economic Gap for Cancer Screening
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/839929

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status, researchers have found. "Disparities in care have been well documented but rarely successfully addressed," Mitchell H. Katz, MD, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services writes in an editorial that accompanies the study. "It is heartening to see...

Availability of Injectable Antimicrobial Drugs for Gonorrhea and Syphilis, United States, 2016
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/920130

We estimated the availability of the injectable antimicrobial drugs recommended for point-of-care treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis among US physicians who evaluated patients with sexually transmitted infections in 2016. Most physicians did not have these drugs available on-site. Further research is needed to determine the reasons for the unavailability of these drugs. Rates of sexually trans...

Planned Parenthood Turns Down U.S. Subsidies in Fight Over Abortion Referrals
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/916998

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers. The program known as Title X provides subsidies of reproductive healthcare and family planning costs for low-income women. The c...

Private Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Before and After Enactment of the Preexisting Condition Mandate of the Affordable Care act, 2005–2016
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/910423

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Objectives: To examine private insurance coverage for persons with diabetes before and after enactment of the preexisting condition mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the United States. Methods: We conducted a nationwide study in adults aged 20 to 59 years with private health insurance with the Clinformatics Data Mart Database (2005–2016). We used fix...

Private Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Before and After Enactment of the Preexisting Condition Mandate of the Affordable Care act, 2005–2016
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/910423_5

Public Health Implications Adults with diabetes may have benefited in obtaining private health insurance after implementation of the preexisting condition mandate of the ACA. Efforts to limit enforcement of these protections are likely to contribute to setbacks in access to care.

Half Full? Half Empty? A New Year's Assessment of US Health Policy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/467147_3

Conclusion An old wag once said that it's hard to make predictions, especially about the future. Nothing could be truer in the case of health policy, which is difficult to chart in the best of times and even more opaque during a presidential campaign year, when major legislative action also is unlikely. But it's a fair bet that healthcare will remain a top concern of the public, leaders in the ...