News tagged with medicare patients

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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"Never events" rare after bladder cancer surgery

(HealthDay)—"Never events", ten hospital-acquired conditions deemed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as being reasonably preventable, are rare in patients with bladder cancer who have undergone ...

Apr 05, 2013
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Geographic value index may not produce efficient care

(HealthDay)—A geographically based value index to set Medicare reimbursements may not take into account differences in health care decision-making by individual practitioners or organizations, according ...

Apr 04, 2013
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