Health care

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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Medicare tax explained

Medicare tax explained

Australia has a publicly funded universal health insurance scheme known as Medicare, which means that every Australian, plus a small number of eligible international visitors, can access treatment for free or Low cost. Of course, health care isn’t ‘free’ – Australians pay for it, but it is paid as a regular deduction from employment earnings …

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Data Management and Sharing: NIH Policy Details and Guidance

Data Management and Sharing: NIH Policy Details and Guidance

Anna Clarke, Program Director (Scientific Health Administrator),Neuroscience Division (DN). Caroline SFERRAZZA, Health Specialist, Behavioral and Systemic Neuroscience Branch,Neuroscience Division (DN). The authors thank their colleagues, Benfeard Williams and Grayson Donley, for their continued collaboration and contributions to this position. The final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) takes effect on January 25, …

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What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

Challenging a denial from your health plan for a treatment, therapy, or drug can seem like an uphill battle, but here’s the good news: California consumers are often successful. Over the past two years, patients prevailed in about 68 percent of independent medical reviews conducted by the state Department of Managed Health Care, which regulates …

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Boston-area families could be in the $1,500 red with soaring health care costs, report says

Boston-area families could be in the $1,500 red with soaring health care costs, report says

A state agency is warning that Massachusetts is at risk of letting its health care system become “increasingly unaffordable” and more inequitable without further action to control costs, citing new findings from its annual report. The Health Policy Commission was created under a 2012 law aimed at curbing rising healthcare costs, and lawmakers tasked the …

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How a university is using a 105-year-old house to solve aging-in-place issues

How a university is using a 105-year-old house to solve aging-in-place issues

Excess humidity, faulty structuring and poor wiring. These are some of the common problems that arise in residences for the elderly. But home is where older people want to stay as they get older. That’s why the University of Pittsburgh is trying to push the needle with its healthy home lab. The project brings together …

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Gas station ban becomes new political goal - Capitol Weekly

Gas station ban becomes new political goal – Capitol Weekly

In March 2021, Petaluma became the first community in America to permanently ban the construction of new gas stations. For a nation that has been ruled by automobiles for the past century, banning gas stations seems a bold, if self-defeating, move on the surface. Given the severity of the global climate crisis and California’s goal …

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Madrona Venture Labs spin-out aims to ease the pain of insurance claims

Madrona Venture Labs spin-out aims to ease the pain of insurance claims

Founders of Outgoing AI. Clockwise from top left: Stead Burwell, Jonathan Wiggs, Kshitij Moghe and Justin Ith. (Outgoing AI photos) Outbound AI has a prescription for one of the medical system’s biggest headaches: interacting with insurance companies and other payers to process claims. The Seattle startup emerged on Tuesday with a software product, PayerVA Console, …

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