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Pricing transparency is key for patients having a positive billing experience with their healthcare provider, according to a new survey, but patients aren’t always asking for price estimates or taking the time to shop around for lower-cost services.

Employees at Humana were more likely to make better health choices and have a reduced risk for chronic disease by taking part in the company’s wellness program. In addition, those in the program had lower healthcare costs.

 

Medical schools are facing pressure from doctors, industry organizations and students to add climate change to the curriculum, The Wall Street Journal reported.

 

Compensation for physician assistants rose 1% in 2018 from the previous year, according to the 2019 salary report from the American Academy of PAs. The median base salary increased marginally from $105,000 in 2017 to $106,000 in 2018.

In the first six months of 2019, 32 million patient records have been breached in data security events, compared to roughly 15 million in all of 2018.

Online daters likely aren’t the only ones guilty of making themselves look better through a curated profile—authors of clinical studies spin their findings in certain sections of their reports in more than half of psychiatry trials, according to research published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

 

The Trump administration is working on a new healthcare plan that can act as an alternative to Medicare for all, which has been adopted in the platforms of several Democratic presidential candidates. The administration is contemplating releasing their plan in September.

CVS Pharmacy is expanding its delivery service, CarePass, nationwide at participating pharmacy locations, the company announced.

The rising costs of healthcare have played a major role in the stagnation of American wages, according to a recent analysis from Axios.

 

Nearly half of healthcare providers aren’t sure how to manage their reputation online, but more than 75% are worried about receiving negative reviews from patients, according to a recent survey.

Minnesota is the state with the best healthcare in 2019, according to a new ranking by WalletHub.

Rising healthcare costs are a huge problem in the U.S., though the biggest spenders in the healthcare system are concentrated to a small population.