Narrow networks perform balancing act with access to specialty care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Managed Health Care Executive article http://managedhealthcareexecutive.modernmedicine.com * noted: “Narrow networks have attracted some negative attention lately, with the latest being ...
10 things immigrant families need to know about the Marketplace *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Affordable coverage options are available in the Health Insurance Marketplace for immigrant families. If you’ve recently moved to the United States and had a change in your immigration status, here...
America Loves Getting Bigger, and Therein Lies the Problem for Healthcare
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted;” Why do Americans say yes to supersizing? Because in America, bigger is better — or at least, that's been the...
New Hand-Hygiene Guidelines Issued
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New England Journal of Medicne article http://www.jwatch * noted: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and others have released expert guidance on proper hand hygiene in th...
A dubious healthcare app raises FDA regulatory questions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Modern Health Care article http://www.modernhealthcare.com * noted:”Industry website iMedicalApps has uncovered a medical app with a tenuous relationship to accuracy: One that purports t...
The Latest In Medical Convenience: ER Appointments
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Kaiser Health News article http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org * noted: “Scott Paul knew he needed to head to the emergency room on a recent Sunday after his foot became so painful he couldn...
HealthCare.gov site stumps 'highly educated' millennials. Here's why
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Los Angeles Times article http://www.latimes.com * noted: “President Obama famously told doubters that they could use the government’s health insurance site to pick a health plan ‘the sa...
EBM Questions to ask your doctor *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are some questions that might help you weigh up the information you find in the media or on the Internet about treatments. You could show these questions to your doctor. • How could this treat...
The Illogic of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times op-ed http://www.nytimes.com * by Uwe W. Reinhart started:”Imagine yourself in a bar where a pickpocket takes money out of your wallet and with it buys you a glass of char...
Hospital Outpatient Prices Much Higher Than Independent Physicians
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com *noted: “A recent study published by the National Institute for Health Care Reform has found hospital outpatient price...