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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic characteristic. We welcome all feedback and can publish a range. We edit for size and readability and require full names. In Protection Of Opioid Prescribers Articles comparable to this one are leaving aged sufferers with debilitating ache and likewise hospice sufferers struggling to get ample …

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Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Hospital Closes

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — One Monday in February, 65-year-old Karen Endicott-Coyan gripped the wheel of her black 2014 Ford Taurus with each palms as she made the hour-long drive from her farm close to Fort Scott to Chanute. With a uncommon type of a number of myeloma, she requires weekly …

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Fetal Tissue Research Is Latest Flashpoint In Abortion Debate

Can’t see the audio participant? Click on right here to hear on SoundCloud. The Trump administration this week introduced efforts to limit analysis utilizing fetal tissue from elective abortions. The brand new coverage bars such analysis by authorities scientists and creates hurdles for out of doors scientists that get funding from …

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Robin Hood To Rescue Of Rural Hospitals? New Math Promised On Medicare Payments

As rural hospital closures roil the nation, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to alter the best way hospital funds are calculated to rescue them. The purpose of the proposal, unveiled by Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Providers Administrator Seema Verma final month, is to bump up …

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Listen: After Its Hospital Closes, A Pioneer Kansas Town Searches For What Comes Next

Could 17, 2019 KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble is interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Version” concerning the challenges confronted by rural communities when their hospitals shut. She is spending a yr following Fort Scott, Kan., because it copes and recovers from the loss. Take heed to the dialog right here: …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Abortion Wars Rage On

A federal district choose in Oregon blocked new guidelines for the federal household planning program issued by the Trump administration and as a consequence of take impact Might three. It’s one among a number of circumstances out to thwart the adjustments that might successfully evict Deliberate Parenthood from the Title …

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Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare’s Hammer On Hospital Bills

States. They’re simply as perplexed as the remainder of us over the ever-rising value of well being care premiums. Now some states are shifting to manage prices of state worker well being plans. And it’s triggering alarm from the hospital . The technique: Use Medicare reimbursement charges to recalibrate how …

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How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive

Rural hospitals shut after they don’t have sufficient paying sufferers to look after, however they’re additionally dinged when the identical sufferers present up over and over. That places outlying medical services within the precarious place of needing to keep away from repeat prospects. Charlotte Potts is the kind of affected …

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After Bitter Closure, Rural Texas Hospital Defies The Norm And Reopens

5 months in the past, the 6,500 residents of Crockett, Texas, witnessed a little bit of a resurrection — a minimum of in rural hospital phrases. Somewhat greater than a yr after the native hospital shut its doorways, the 25-bed facility reopened its emergency division, inpatient beds and a few …

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