Healthcare Economics & Policy

More than 90% of healthcare consumers were surprised by a medical bill in 2018, while nearly three-quarters were confused by a bill’s content and more than half could not pay a bill in full if it totaled more than $1,000.

Switching both low-and high-income women from affordable to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) resulted in lengthy delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, reported authors of a large study published in Health Affairs.

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are associated with numerous delays in care for patients with breast cancer, according to new research published in Health Affairs.

America’s opioid crisis cost the federal government some $26 billion in lost tax revenue and state governments $11.8 billion in lost revenue between 2000 and 2016, according to a recent analysis.

Radiologist shortages have been causing significant delays in patient care in Australia and the U.K., but it’s also an issue that has impacted providers in the United States.

The primary care business is getting more crowded at the top, where the big money is.

CMS proposed to expand reimbursement for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to patients with suspected masked hypertension while continuing to cover it for those with white coat hypertension.

Three physicians published an editorial in Stroke proposing that tertiary healthcare centers in cities be held to stricter standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) than their rural counterparts.

In 49 BC, Julius Caesar led his soldiers across the river Rubicon, defying the Roman Senate and setting up the civil war that led to his becoming dictator for life. Today, many leaders of radiology practices stand on the banks of their own Rubicon.

A bill introduced to Congress on April 9 aims to close a Medicare “loophole” by preventing physician self-referrals for advanced imaging, radiation therapy, anatomic pathology and physical therapy. The legislation is a polarizing issue for medical societies.

Aidoc, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based medical imaging company, announced that it has raised $27 million in a Series B investment round led by Square Peg Capital.

Several professional medical societies have now weighed in on a bill introduced to Congress on April 9 which seeks to prevent physicians from self-referring Medicare patients to in-office “ancillary services” including advanced imaging, anatomic pathology, radiation therapy and physical therapy.