Healthcare administrative and bureaucracy costs in the U.S. reached $812 billion in 2017––a whopping four times higher than Canada, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. And Medicare for all could be the way to achieve huge savings.
HHS and CMS have announced Brad Smith will serve as the new director for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation at CMS and senior advisor to HHS Secretary Alex Azar for value-based transformation.
A whopping 80% of medical students report a low sense of personal achievement––an indicator of burn out––according to a new study published in The Journal of American Osteopathic Association. And smartphones could be a factor in contributing to burnout.
The Trump administration is pursuing a plan to allow the importation of certain drugs from Canada and other countries in an effort to lower drug prices. But the plan isn’t likely to work, according to a Forbes op-ed.
Not all physician specialties are alike when it comes to salary, with some commanding significantly higher earnings. In fact, some specialties can yield double the salary of others, according to a recent MedPage salary survey.
The Trump administration has moved forward with a partial ban on some e-cigarette flavors in an attempt to limit the widespread usage of the products with young people. However, the FDA described the policy priorities not as a ban, as the agency has accepted and begun reviewing applications for flavored e-cigarette products.