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Anthem ER policy could deny 1 in 6 visits if universally adopted, JAMA study warns

Brief Published Oct. 22, 2018 Dive Brief: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s controversial policy that denies emergency coverage based on a patient’s diagnosis after a visit to the ER, would affect as many as one in six (15.7%) ER visits if adopted universally by commercial insurers, according to a new study from JAMA Network.   Anthem’s policy… Read More »

3 million common procedures in England could become 'life threatening' without antibiotics

Based on new data published Tuesday, the health body said common procedures including caesarean sections and hip replacements could carry greater risks if antibiotic resistance and shortages of the drugs continue to grow. Antibiotics are used to prevent bacterial infections related to a range of medical procedures, such as surgery, but overusing them can lead… Read More »