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Senate surprise billing legislation would cut pay for hospitals and doctors, budget office finds

Payment rates to doctors and hospitals could fall by as much as 20% on average nationally under a bill making its way through the Senate, according to a projection published Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office. The bill, the Lower Health Care Costs Act, advanced out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee… Read More »

Amazon momentum in medical supply chain slows, poll finds

Dive Brief: Providers are allocating a smaller percentage of medical supply purchases to Amazon this year compared to 2018, though they’ve increased the percentage of non-medical office supplies buys, perhaps because companies receive higher discounts in office than medical supplies from the e-commerce giant, a survey of hospital purchasing managers by UBS found. This isn’t… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent… Read More »

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »