Posts Tagged "medicare"

Medical Rewind – February 13, 2017

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in Medical Rewind

Alzheimer’s, Medicare payment, Lead levels of California workers,  Psychiatric Drug use in retired population, and much more! If you missed Medical Rewind with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay. ..   Despite a 99 percent failure rate and a recent setback, Alzheimer’s researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments – and a boost in federal money – to try to crack a deadly disease that has flummoxed them for decades.  A law passed by Congress in December and signed by President Barack Obama sets...

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Medicare Claims Show Overuse for CT Scanning

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Optimization

By WALT BOGDANICH and JO CRAVEN McGINTY Long after questions were first raised about the overuse of powerful CT scans, hundreds of hospitals across the country needlessly exposed patients to radiation by scanning their chests twice on the same day, according to federal records and interviews with researchers. Performing two scans in succession is rarely necessary, radiologists say, yet some hospitals were doing that more than 80 percent of the time for their Medicare chest patients, according to Medicare outpatient claims from 2008, the most recent year available. The rate is typically less...

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