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Special ice solution injected under skin is shown to reduce fat

How cool is this: the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or “Coolsculpting,” a popular nonsurgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or “slurry.” The technology, not yet… Read More »

Dear Pope Francis: Under the Left’s vision of healthcare, there can be no Catholic hospitals

Health institutions and governments should “not neglect social justice out of preoccupation for financial concerns” and should instead ensure access to health, Pope Francis said in his annual papal message for the World Day of the Sick. On their own, Francis’s comments seem unremarkable. But given his past comments on healthcare, the system in which… Read More »

$59 trillion over a decade: Analysis finds health spending would rise, not fall, under ‘Medicare for all’

A new analysis suggests that the “Medicare for all” idea backed by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would raise total national health spending by $ 7 trillion over a decade. The analysis, from the Urban Institute, undercuts the argument by “Medicare for all” supporters who say providing a single public plan would… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare: Providers would face pay cut under Senate surprise billing legislation

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! PROVIDERS WOULD FACE PAY CUT UNDER SENATE SURPRISE BILLING LEGISLATION: Average payment rates to doctors and hospitals could fall by… Read More »

Medicare Advantage revenue expected to increase 1.59 percent under proposed rate changes

Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2020 are expected to increase revenue by 1.59 percent, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday, in releasing the second half of proposed MA and Part D payment and policy updates. This expected average change in revenue is smaller than the 1.84 percent of 2019. It does not… Read More »