Health

More employers moving to high-deductible health plans

(HealthDay)—Many Americans with job-based health insurance will face costlier deductibles next year as more large employers embrace or expand so-called consumer-directed health plans, a new survey finds.

Aug 15, 2014
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Knowledgebase decodes daunting alcohol datasets

Health practitioners, policy makers and the general public have a valuable new tool to help tackle alcohol related issues in their communities after Flinders University's National Centre for Education and ...

Aug 15, 2014
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9/11 dust cloud may have caused widespread pregnancy issues

Pregnant women living near the World Trade Center during 9/11 experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes, according to a new working paper by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International ...

Aug 14, 2014
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Nonadherent MRIs up subsequent medical costs

(HealthDay)—Nonadherent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilization is tied to a cascade of higher medical costs and potentially unnecessary and unhelpful medical services following the MRI, according ...

Aug 14, 2014
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Extra time spent counseling, coordinating care billable

(HealthDay)—Extra time spent counseling patients and coordinating care can be billed using evaluation and management (E/M) and prolonged service codes, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Ec ...

Aug 14, 2014
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US study questions need for most to cut salt

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health—and too little may be as bad ...

Aug 14, 2014
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