Volume 3, Issue 2: News In Review

Epidemic Of Health Care Waste: From $1,877 Ear Piercing To ICU Overuse NPR.org – Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, called being literally "tongue-tied,"

Volume 3, Issue 1: News in Review

Uninsured rate rises to 12.3% in third quarter, up from 11.7% Healthcarefinancenews.com – The uninsured rate has risen by 1.4 percent since the end of 2016, with the greatest increase being among those who paid for their own insurance either on or off the Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new Gallup

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 25

Medical tourism market grows as patients travel to and from US fiercehealthcare.com -- The growing trend of medical tourism is becoming more important for patients traveling both to and from the United States. For example, Indiana University Health’s increasing focus on medical tourism is providing both the healthcare system and the state’s economy with a financial shot

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 24

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s new policy steps and enforcement efforts to ensure proper oversight of stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine fda.gov – One of the most promising new fields of science and medicine is the area of cell therapies and their use in regenerative

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 23

Am I covered abroad? Educating employees on the limits of their health insurance By Simon Stirzaker linkedin.com – Very few people think in much detail about their health when they go abroad, often failing to acknowledge that a visit to a doctor or hospital could be required. The fact is, chances of

News in Review: Volume 2, Issue 22

Did I Produce a Catastrophic Claim or Am I a Victim of Fraud? by Michael L. Frank aquariuscapital.com – It was a sunny day on December 11, 2015 when I woke up ready for a partial hip replacement. By the end of the day, I was a catastrophic claimant... or