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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dipped In 2018, But Some States Saw 'Devastating' Increases Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 July 2019 16:58

Selena Simmons-Duffin reports for NPR via Health News Florida on 7/18/19:  
 
Good news came out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday: Preliminary data shows reported drug overdoses declined 4.2% in 2018, after rising precipitously for decades...But not everyone was celebrating. Some states actually saw double-digit increases.
    
"It is still a nightmare. And the danger in media over-portraying this is actually quite substantial," says Shawn Ryan, MD, an addiction doctor in Ohio and past-president of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine. "If we look at just that decrease nationally - which is not that big - we're missing the point. In order to get back to baseline, we have a very long way to go." 

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2019 17:09
 
Private equity, physician-owned centers & more: Dr. Michael Rivers on ASC trends Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 00:00

Rachel Popa interviews Michael Rivers, MD, Director of EMA Ophthalmology for EHR developer Modernizing Medicine, based in Boca Raton, for Becker's ASC on July 16, 2019. He weighed in on the key ASC trends this year.

Question: What trends should ASC leaders expect to see this year?

Dr. Michael Rivers: ASCs are drawing increasing market emphasis in specialty practices, specifically ophthalmology and gastroenterology, due to the profitability potential for doctors combined with the cost-effectiveness for patients...

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2019 16:42
 
Confused about what to eat? Science can help Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 July 2019 14:31

A July 5th strawberrypost in The Conversation clears up a lot of confusion, including among doctors, about proper nutrition. Author P.K. Newby, a nutrition scientist, points out that, despite seemingly conflicting advice from so-called experts, there is broad consensus in the scientific community supporting a plant-based diet.  According to the author:

While it may sound like a fad, a plant-based diet has been studied for decades. Awareness escalated as it addresses two urgent public health challenges: the chronic disease epidemic and the climate change crisis. It's a win-win for human health and the environment.

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2019 14:39
 
Executive Order on Hospital Price Transparency May Prompt Disclosure of Negotiated Prices Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 July 2019 12:50

Emily J. Cook, Michael B. Kimberly, Paul W. Hughes
and Steven J. Schnelle offer an inside look at the recent White House order in a June 28 MWE.com  post:  
 
President Trump has issued an Executive Order instructing several federal agencies to begin rulemaking processes intended to increase the transparency of hospital pricing. Among other measures, the Executive Order directs the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services to begin a rulemaking process that would require hospitals to publicly post commercially negotiated rates with third-party payors. This On the Subject provides an overview of historic developments in the regulation of hospital price transparency, summarizes key provisions of the Executive Order and analyzes various aspects of the Executive Order relevant to industry stakeholders.

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 July 2019 13:08
 
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