Regarding the Sept. 28 article “Medicare Advantage plans need better network adequacy oversight: GAO”, I have been following the debate on the changes in Medicare Advantage plans, especially in light of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
Although I have been a follower of your publication for some time, I was disturbed by an article in the Sept. 14 issue, “Cuts to Planned Parenthood have troubling impact on states.”
Regarding the recent article, “Readmissions may say more about patients than care”, I was the medical director at a hospital in Gary, Ind., brought in to turn around the emergency department, so I have seen underserved areas up close.
Regarding the Sept. 7 editorial “A better way to end balance billing”: It's an outrageous assumption that allowing one “provider” to decide how the allocation of reimbursement is to be distributed is a reasonable solution.
Regarding the recent article “80% of health IT leaders say their systems have been compromised”, the current U.S. health information technology system is engineered to guarantee that health data breaches will occur forever.
Regarding your recent story “Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 19), youth exposure to television e-cigarette advertisements, measured by target rating points, increased 256% from 2011 to 2013
Regarding the recent article “Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), it is astounding that the CMS would expect Medicare patients, who often have five or more physicians, to log in with each of their doctors on different websites with different...
Your article about Essure, “Delayed scrutiny: Reported problems with birth-control device expose gaps in postmarket oversight,” requires clarification.
Thank you for the thought-provoking editorial on the need for further healthcare reform: "Think big of healthcare finance reform".
There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...
The new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measure of hospital productivity, featured in the July 13 editorial (“New approaches needed to solve hospitals' productivity woes,” p. 30) admittedly rests on a crude measure of output.
The recent article on the risks associated with catheter use for patients requiring dialysis “Dialysis patients get substandard care despite guidelines” didn't identify policy solutions that could reduce catheters and lead to increased use of grafts and fistulas, the preferred forms of...