Maybe check with your coders or optometrist. H31.023 is the ICD-10 code for solar retinopathy, or injury to the retinal tissue that typically comes from sun-gazing or, um, viewing an eclipse without the right protection. Knowing the code may come in handy this week.
Physicians and nurses are stressed. Since 2013, Medscape's annual lifestyle survey has tracked a 25% spike in physician burnout rates. Other studies suggest that more than half of all nurses are burned out.
Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."
The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.
After another round of setbacks, congressional Republicans must regroup and assess their options for repealing, replacing or keeping the Affordable Care Act. They'll need to weigh a number of policy--and political--decisions.
Hailed as one of the primary vehicles for driving the industry away from fee-for-service arrangements, accountable care organizations now cover roughly 10% of the U.S. population, according to Leavitt Partners and the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.
The Food and Drug Administration in June took steps to increase competition by posting a list of branded drugs that are not protected by patent and are not facing looming generic drug rivals. The agency will fast-track its review of generic drug applications.
The rash of shootings that have taken place throughout the country this year highlights the toll such incidents have had on children.
There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply.
More than 55 million people are enrolled in a Medicaid managed-care organization. Nonetheless, states have faced considerable challenges with their programs.
Healthcare has long struggled to close the diversity gap in the C-suite. Despite some modest gains in recent years, the industry still has a long way to go before resembling the patient population it serves.
The WannaCry cyberattack caused mayhem worldwide the weekend of May 13, infecting tens of thousands of computers, including those at 40 National Health service hospitals in Great Britain.