Medical economics

Surprise billing found for visits to ambulatory surgery centers

(HealthDay)—After insurer payment, potential surprise bills to patients for out-of-network providers occur in 8 percent of episodes at in-network ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to a report published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preparation, quick action aid Germany, SKorea virus fight

Derided by many economists for years for insisting on a balanced budget and criticized for a health care system seen as bloated and overly expensive, Germany has found itself well equipped now to weather the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Establish contingency plans to meet COVID-19 surge in urban areas

Experts from Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital have shared their contingency plans for meeting increased demand for hospitalization, as well as their protocols and training plans to minimize health care staff exposure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How can hospitals address scarce resources during COVID-19?

After reading Julia Lynch's latest draft paper, a typical layperson would likely be surprised to realize that despite decades of national concern about terrorists, biological warfare attacks, and dirty bombs, hospitals don't ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why it's time to talk about advance directives

Much of the global conversation around the COVID-19 pandemic has revolved around how to prevent the spread of the virus. But along with staying home, maintaining social distance and washing hands, it's important to also be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Canada auto factories to make coronavirus medical equipment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday launched plans to mobilize the country's industrial sector in the fight against coronavirus, including temporarily transitioning auto parts factories to making medical equipment.

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