International students have required upfront payment prior to emergency treatment in Queensland hospitals

International students recalled the frightening and stressful experience of being asked to pay hundreds of dollars upfront before treatment in the emergency departments of Queensland Public Hospitals. It has prompted advocates to call for a change in the hospital’s policy for billing students’ health insurance directly. the main points: International students are not eligible for … Read more

Additional anesthesia residency positions may help hospitals save costs

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Expanding anesthesiology residency programs—even in the absence of federal funding—may help medical institutions save on staffing costs and address projected shortages of anesthesiology care professionals, suggests first-of-its-kind study to be presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ADVANCE 2023, Anesthesia Action Event . In the aftermath of the COVID-19 … Read more

Why urgent care centers are popping up everywhere

New York CNN – If you’re driving through a busy suburban mall or walking down a street in a major city, chances are you won’t go long without discovering Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD, or another urgent care center. Demand has skyrocketed at urgent care sites during the Covid-19 pandemic as people search for tests and treatments. … Read more

Children’s Hospitals in Texas want $300 million to improve access to mental health care

AUSTIN, Texas (KCBD) — When their names were called in front of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday morning, the faces of Bill and Abby Andrews lit up from the galleries. The two girls being treated for Niemann-Pick disease at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin wave to applause from pediatricians, health … Read more

Analysis Finds Medicaid Expansion Boon for Public Health, Workforce and Hospitals – New Hampshire Bulletin

Lawmakers must decide this year whether to continue spending millions each year to provide additional health coverage for the 50,000 to 90,000 low-income people through the expanded Medicaid program. The New Hampshire Institute for Fiscal Policy, long looked to by lawmakers for nonpartisan financial analysis, released a report this week with several arguments for doing … Read more

NYC Health + Hospitals Leadership Named to City & State’s “2023 Health Care Power 100” List

NYC Health + Hospitals Leadership Named to City & State’s “2023 Health Care Power 100” List The infectious disease expert at Bellevue Hospital is also named January 20, 2023 NYC Health + Hospitals announced today that President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD, Chairman of the Board, Jose A. Pagan, PhD, President and CEO of MetroPlusHealth … Read more

Blogger Beth Matthews dies after ingesting poison she ordered from Russia

A British mental health blogger and accomplished yachtswoman died at a secure psychiatric facility after she ingested a poisonous substance she bought from Russia — telling staff it was protein powder. Beth Matthews, 26, was not supposed to open her mail at the Priory Cheadle Royal hospital in 2022 but did so after “inconsistencies” in … Read more

The first batch of Molnupiravir is available in mainland hospitals as a new option for COVID-19 patients

Molnupiravir Photo: VCG The first batch of Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug developed by the US company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), has become available in two hospitals across the Chinese mainland as a new option for COVID-19 patients. Over the past weekend, the first batch of Molnupiravir was delivered to several hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, … Read more

As US hospitals become private, Medicaid patients lose access to health care

Over the past four decades, American hospitals have gradually transitioned from public to private hands. The share of hospitals that are owned and operated by a government body — as opposed to a private entity, either a for-profit or not-for-profit organization — decreased by 42 percent from 1983 to 2019. This trend has had dire … Read more

What the FTC’s proposed ban on non-competitors might mean for docs

Doctors and other clinicians could easily terminate contracts and change jobs under proposed new FTC regulation that would prevent companies from limiting employees’ ability to work for a competitor. The proposed rule seeks to prevent companies from imposing incomplete clauses in employment contracts, a practice that represents an “unfair method of competition” with “exploitative and … Read more