February 4, 2016
by Matthew C. Katz | February 4, 2016 3:49pm
January 31, 2016
by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm
Neither are they accurate.
If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.
October 22, 2015
by Ellen Andrews | October 22, 2015 11:38am
September 25, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | September 25, 2015 4:30am
September 24, 2015
by Ellen Andrews | September 24, 2015 11:13am
September 11, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | September 11, 2015 12:00pm
Earlier this summer my son was injured in a backyard football game. After hearing a loud crack we were worried he broke his ankle, so we hurried him to an emergency room.
August 14, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | August 14, 2015 6:59am
The children who enter the care of the state, overseen by the Department of Children and Families, are our most vulnerable children, and yet there are state workers who are allowed to continue to work with them even after allegations of abuse.
August 13, 2015
by Ellen Andrews and Robert Russo | August 13, 2015 2:10pm
Consumer protections had a good start in Connecticut’s latest health reform plan. But, as always, the devil is in the details. Unfortunately insurers are working to sabotage those protections to benefit their bottom line.
Tags: healthcare, Ellen Andrews, Robert Russo, SIM, doctors, reimbursement, providers, shared savings, dh
June 25, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | June 25, 2015 10:00pm
May 26, 2015
by Wendell Potter | May 26, 2015 8:57pm
Folks Are Happy With Health Coverage, But Still Confused By Choices
Here’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or good. That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last Thursday.