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Insurance Status Influences Overall Survival in Follicular Lymphoma

Insurance Status Influences Overall Survival in Follicular Lymphoma

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Outcomes data demonstrated the impact of socioeconomic status and insurance coverage on outcomes for patients with follicular lymphoma by age (younger than 65 and 65 and older).

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Insurance status influences overall patient survival for some cancer types, but its impact on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) survival is well documented. This research study explored the possible impact of insurance on GBM survival.

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

New Electronic Health Record Regulations Issued

The new EHR regulations modify Stage 2 of meaningful use program and finalize requirements for Stage 3.

Early discharge after intensive AML, MDS chemo can reduce costs, antibiotics use

Early discharge after intensive AML, MDS chemo can reduce costs, antibiotics use

Early discharge after intensive acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) can reduce both costs and use of intravenous antibiotics, according to a new study.

Patient navigation eliminates disparities in delays to cancer care

Patient navigation eliminates disparities in delays to cancer care

This study examined whether these factors were associated with delays in diagnostic resolution among patients with cancer screening abnormalities and the impact of patient navigation on these delays.

An In-depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing (Infographic)

An In-depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing (Infographic)

A look at types of nurses and a review of nursing shortages by state.

AMA: Health insurer competition lacking in many regions

AMA: Health insurer competition lacking in many regions

A significant absence of health insurer competition was seen in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas examined.

Partnership works to bring more nurses into the workforce

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A new agreement between The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will smooth the way for qualified students to enter nursing school.

Providers received billions from drug and device companies

Providers received billions from drug and device companies

Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug and device makers in second half of 2013, according to the new Open Payments program (created under the Affordable Care Act).

Transition to ICD-10 may cause loss of information and revenue for health care professionals

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Health care professionals may experience losses of both information and revenue during the mandatory conversion from the current ICD-9 to ICD-10. This loss could eliminate the operating margin of an oncology practice.

AMA issues grants to address health disparities

AMA issues grants to address health disparities

The new initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health.

AMA and AHA call for flexibility of Stage 2 EHR

AMA and AHA call for flexibility of Stage 2 EHR

Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption.

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