Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Claim rates ID'd for musculoskeletal disorders from overexertion

(HealthDay)—The rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) claims from overexertion among construction workers is highest for those aged 35 to 44 years, although the severity of WMSDs increases with age, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study on impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental health released

In March and April 2020, mental health claim lines for individuals aged 13-18, as a percentage of all medical claim lines, approximately doubled over the same months in the previous year. At the height of the spring wave ...

Vaccination

Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office

Though most people who protect themselves with a coronavirus vaccine will never develop serious side effects, such rare cases are barred from federal court and instead steered to an obscure program with a record of seldom ...

Medical economics

Out-of-network claims fairly common for elective colonoscopy

(HealthDay)—Out-of-network claims were incurred by 12.1 percent of commercially insured patients who underwent elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal ...

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