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AMA study says competition among health insurers is shrinking - ModernHealthcare.com - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 21:05

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AMA study says competition among health insurers is shrinking
ModernHealthcare.com
A single health insurance company dominates the commercial insurance market in more than four in ten of the nation's metropolitan areas, according to an analysis by the American Medical Association. The study released Monday showed that competition ...
69% of metro areas have 'significant' absence of health insurer competition, AMA findsBecker's Hospital Review
More metropolitan areas are dominated by single insurance companiesHealthcare Finance News
Many US Cities Lack Health Insurance CompetitionU.S. News & World Report

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AMA study says competition among health insurers is shrinking - ModernHealthcare.com - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 21:05

HealthExec

AMA study says competition among health insurers is shrinking
ModernHealthcare.com
A single health insurance company dominates the commercial insurance market in more than four in ten of the nation's metropolitan areas, according to an analysis by the American Medical Association. The study released Monday showed that competition ...
AMA: 69% of metro areas have 'significant absence' of health insurer competitionHealthExec
More metropolitan areas are dominated by single insurance companiesHealthcare Finance News
Many US Cities Lack Health Insurance CompetitionU.S. News & World Report

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Hormone test isn't enough to gauge fertility in women, experts say - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 20:47

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hormone test isn't enough to gauge fertility in women, experts say
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A test for fertility in women has its place, but an at-home blood test that measures a hormone related to the number of eggs in the ovaries doesn't tell the whole story, fertility experts says. In a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical ...

Revised Declaration of Geneva Could Replace Hippocratic Oath - MD Magazine - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 20:34

MD Magazine

Revised Declaration of Geneva Could Replace Hippocratic Oath
MD Magazine
It is standard practice for a policy review of the declaration by the WMA every 10 years, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association review of the recent revision. With every decade, accuracy, essentiality, and document relevance is ...

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AMA: 69% of metro areas have 'significant absence' of health insurer competition - HealthExec - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 18:59

HealthExec

AMA: 69% of metro areas have 'significant absence' of health insurer competition
HealthExec
Health insurance markets have become increasingly consolidated, according to a study released by the American Medical Association (AMA), with more metropolitan areas meeting the federal definition of a “highly concentrated” market and more insurers ...
69% of metro areas have 'significant' absence of health insurer competition, AMA findsBecker's Hospital Review
Many US Cities Lack Health Insurance CompetitionU.S. News & World Report

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'A sad scene': Rep. Mark Walker visits the front lines of the opioid crisis - Washington Examiner - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 17:48

Washington Examiner

'A sad scene': Rep. Mark Walker visits the front lines of the opioid crisis
Washington Examiner
According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in four Americans know someone who is hooked on opioids, and Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., is no exception to that statistic. The father of three admitted that a member of his family had battled with ...

Top national psychiatric organizations recognize innovative statewide program for children developed by UB professor - UB News Center - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 17:46

UB News Center

Top national psychiatric organizations recognize innovative statewide program for children developed by UB professor
UB News Center
A program directed by David L. Kaye, MD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is receiving national recognition this month from the American Psychiatric ...

Medical Students in Limbo as Young Immigrant Program Ends - NBCNews.com - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:42

NBCNews.com

Medical Students in Limbo as Young Immigrant Program Ends
NBCNews.com
But the 26-year-old Mexican immigrant's goal is now trapped in the debate over a program protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants like her from deportation. Whether she becomes a doctor depends on whether Congress finds an alternative to the ...

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69% of metro areas have 'significant' absence of health insurer competition, AMA finds - Becker's Hospital Review - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:10

69% of metro areas have 'significant' absence of health insurer competition, AMA finds
Becker's Hospital Review
One health insurer held at least half of the market share in 169 of 389 metropolitan areas, according to an American Medical Association study. AMA's study, titled "Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets," comprises ...

'It's just bad care': Many breast cancer patients receive more radiation than needed - STAT - Monday, October 23, 2017 - 14:28

STAT

'It's just bad care': Many breast cancer patients receive more radiation than needed
STAT
Bekelman's 2014 study in JAMA 14, the journal of the American Medical Association, found that women given the longer regimen faced nearly $2,900 more in medical costs in the year after diagnosis. The high rate of overtreatment in breast cancer is ...

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