Tag Archives: primary

MedPAC urges MA data, primary care reforms

Dive Brief: In its annual report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee issued three recommendations impacting Medicare Advantage plans, ER spending and primary care. The commissioners recommended Congress allow advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to bill Medicare directly, to shed light on current treatment and help ease primary care access issues.  Concerned… Read More »

UHS partners with Vera on primary care

Dive Brief: Hospital chain Universal Health Services said it is partnering with Vera Whole Health to boost access to primary care services and ultimately improve health outcomes through a value-based arrangement, according to a statement announcing the deal.   UHS, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, will also take a minority stake in the Seattle-based company. Vera… Read More »

'I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis

Elizabeth Morgan at her home in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photo: Caroline Quinn ‘I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis Independent.ie Today is World Cancer Day – an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection,… Read More »