Using state- and individual-level data from the 1995-2014 National Immunization Survey, the effect of a state's Universal Purchase adoption on vaccination rates was estimated.
Increased spending per encounter has been the biggest driver of overall rise in spending.
Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Use of an intensive management program for high-risk patients is associated with greater receipt of outpatient care with no increase in total costs.
Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.
NAPNAP has called on the US Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the Justice Department, to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children by voicing their opposition to the border separation of children and parents.
Recommendations focus on policies to improve health outcomes, including training for clinicians
Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0% had public and private coverage.
FDA has called on social media companies and internet service providers to take a proactive approach in curbing online selling of opioids through their platforms.
Increase in use depends on the amount of reduction in out-of-pocket costs
CVS Health faces lawsuit for revealing the HIV status of 6,000 patients in Ohio.
Administrative costs, provider salaries, and pharmaceutical prices drive higher healthcare spending in the United StatesMarch 16, 2018
Administrative costs, physician and nurse salaries, and pharmaceutical prices are higher in the U.S. compared to other highly developed countries.
A letter from AANP President Joyce Knestrick addresses an in-flight health emergency in which an NP was not permitted to properly treat a passenger in distress.
Congress signed into law two improvements to Medicare that will impact the physician assistant profession.
Optimizing pediatric health between pediatricians and public health professionals: AAP recommendationsJanuary 25, 2018
In a policy statement Pediatrics , recommendations are presented for increasing cooperation between pediatricians and public health professionals in order to ensure optimal health for children.
Healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to reverse the new CMS policy that has the potential to jeopardize patient access to Part B drug therapies.
The American Heart Association has released a statement detailing their concerns about the tax reform bill.
ACOs have potential for success in improving the quality of and access to care, and these models promise to provide sustainable reform of healthcare costs for the future.
Spending on diabetes, IHD, and lower back and neck pain account for the highest amounts of spending by disease category.
Starting January 1, the state of Oregon no longer requires a prescription for birth control for women 18 years of age and older.
Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.
During its first year, the Pioneer accountable care organization reduced the use of low-value services.
Indiana's medical malpractice cap of $1.25 million will be reviewed this month.
Primary care providers are generally positive on how healthcare technology affects quality of care, negative on how it affects performance assessment.
Court supports insurance company in termination of clinicians after dispute regarding necessity of services.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
A proposal from the CMS may make end-of-life counseling sessions covered under insurance.
Many hospitals are unwilling to adopt policies that can reduce errors.
Wisconsin has the lowest medical malpractice claims in the country, which may be due to caps on noneconomic damages.