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Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »

AHIP says proposed interoperability rules push payers too far, too fast

To a degree not quite seen before, a major piece of the proposed interoperability rules put forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this past month is new regulation aimed at payers. “By requiring health insurers to share their information in an accessible format by 2020, 125 million patients will have access to… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »