Health

Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.

Health

Intensive management program benefits high-risk patients

(HealthDay)—For high-risk patients, use of an intensive management program is associated with greater receipt of outpatient care with no increase in total costs, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the ...

Surgery

One in five post-op patients need unscheduled help

(HealthDay)—A sizable minority of patients need to make contact with health services after outpatient surgery, most often due to inadequate pain management, according to a study published online April 10 in Anesthesiology.

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