News tagged with health affairs

NPs practicing without restrictions could lower costs

(HealthDay)—Independently practicing nurse practitioners (NPs) seeing patients at retail health clinics can cut health care costs, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

Dec 13, 2013
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Amount of care similar for rural, urban medicare users

(HealthDay)—Although there may be a limited supply of physicians in some rural areas, little difference is found in the amount of health care received by Medicare beneficiaries for rural versus urban areas ...

Nov 07, 2013
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Small businesses weigh health insurance options

(HealthDay)—Small businesses rated most features of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) exchanges favorably, but reasonable prices for premiums are especially important to them, according to research ...

Oct 21, 2013
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Rate of cardiovascular disease expected to rise in the US

(HealthDay)—The combined effects of aging of the population and the obesity epidemic are expected to increase the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the United States, according to research published in the October ...

Oct 11, 2013
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Patterns of health insurance coverage vary by state

(HealthDay)—Patterns of health insurance coverage among adults vary by state, and these differences may be used to guide efforts to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to research ...

Oct 08, 2013
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