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Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States

October 31, 2014 – 11:49 AM |
Medical Law

By Robert Preidt
(HealthDay News) — The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.
And compensation …

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says

October 30, 2014 – 3:16 PM |
Doctor money

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, a new study finds.
Researchers examined the average prices …

Medicare May Force Patients With Lou Gehrig’s Disease To Lose Communication Tools

October 29, 2014 – 9:27 AM | One Comment
ALS Lou Gehrig's disease

By Shefali Luthra
Starting Dec. 1, people with ALS – a disease that impairs motor function so people often can’t talk or even move – could …

Some Hepatitis C Patients Not Sick Enough To Qualify For Meds

October 28, 2014 – 4:55 PM |
hepatitis c

By Michelle Andrews
In the past year, new hepatitis C drugs that promise higher cure rates and fewer side effects have given hope to …

Who Should Pay The Bill: Doctor, Patient or Insurer?

October 27, 2014 – 11:53 AM | One Comment
health insurance

(PND) – As the cost of health care rises, insurance companies don’t want to pay the difference any more than the patients or the providers …

Primary Care Doctors Want Bigger Piece of the Pie

October 27, 2014 – 8:53 AM |
Primary care doctor

By Lisa Gillespie
Family medicine doctors are joining forces to win a bigger role in health care – and be paid for it.
Eight family-physician-related …