News tagged with medicare data

Spinal surgery varies by region in the US

(HealthDay)—Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal stenosis varies depending on where in the United States you live, according to a Dartmouth Atlas Project report.

Nov 03, 2014
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Medicare changes lower hospital use

A recent study in Health Services Research based on 15 years of hospital data suggests that cuts in Medicare prices under the Affordable Care Act may slow the growth in total overall hospital spending.

Aug 06, 2014
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Demographic variation in early PET scan use for NSCLC

(HealthDay)—For Medicare beneficiaries with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), demographic differences in the rates of positron emission tomography (PET) scan use persisted from 1998 to 2007, according ...

Jun 10, 2013
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Are pricey computer-aided mammograms worth it?

(HealthDay)—Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still ...

Apr 16, 2013
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One in five seniors on risky meds; more in US South

More than 1 in 5 seniors with Medicare Advantage plans received a prescription for a potentially harmful "high risk medication" in 2009, according to a newly published analysis by Brown University public ...

Apr 10, 2013
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