Patients with private insurance or Medicare Advantage could receive large bills for a COVID-19 hospitalization now that waivers of out-of-pocket costs have ended.
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Research aims to inform policy and improve equity by showing patients’ out-of-pocket costs for the rest of the screening process for colon, cervical, lung and breast cancer.
Poll finds less than 1 in 3 people over 50 currently use them for any purpose, and only 28% of people with diabetes use them to track blood sugar levels.
Large randomized study of two approaches to support rural primary care providers in caring for people with PTSD or bipolar disorder shows both work.
Older adults got less diabetes and cholesterol screening when their primary care practice or health system left the Shared Savings Program.
A national survey highlights subgroups of people over 50 who might benefit most from counseling and programs designed to reduce risk for them and their children.