News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 25

New Trump Administration Rule Will Require Hospitals Post Prices Online – Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration.

Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously – President Donald Trump says insurers are “going wild” about his new health care options and “millions and millions” of people will be signing up.

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease – Kidney disease is a “hidden epidemic” affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say.

No Hospital Cost Savings from Bundled MI, HF Medicare Payments – In an analysis of data from 2013 to 2015, hospitals testing bundled payments for episodic care for five common medical conditions, including congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute myocardial infarction (MI), failed to lower their costs substantially.

Estradas Travel on Medical Missions to Philippines – Drs. Ruben and Cristina Estrada of Parkersburg believe in the importance of evangelization through medicine.

700,000 Medical Tourists Visited Turkey in 2017 – Medical tourism has become a booming sector in Turkey, with 700,000 people visiting the country last year, the head of the Istanbul International Health Tourism Association (ISTUSAD) has said.

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