Obesity is a chronic disease with proven treatments. But insurance and other issues block access to some such therapies, bariatric surgeons say.
New reports recommend Medicare consider patients’ education level, income, marital status and other health-affecting circumstances when paying or grading health care providers.
A higher BMI means a lower chance of a good-quality death, a new study of people with and without obesity finds. That also means higher costs for the Medicare system.
U-M findings from an official Healthy Michigan Plan evaluation show a slice of the ACA’s financial impact on hospitals in the state.
On the heels of a new Final Rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a health care policy researcher explains the impact and implications.
Quick surveys before eye health appointments could help clinicians target care and improve record-keeping, a Michigan Medicine study finds.