Coronavirus (Covid-19) and surveillance testing: What makes a monitoring program effective, for schools, sports or the workplace?

Filed Under: Procedures

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and surveillance testing: What makes a monitoring program effective, for schools, sports or the workplace?

By BEN GLICKMAN and PHOEBE PINDER On the field, Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the first game of a modified and renewed Major League Baseball season on July 23. Off the field, the sports organization took one piece of advice from Dr. Fauci to heart: the importance of testing. In […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and kidney disease: what do you need to know?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and kidney disease: what do you need to know?

Last week, the New York Times reported on the death of Jamal Uddin, a 68-year-old Brooklyn resident who died of kidney failure while in the hospital undergoing treatment for coronavirus. Uddin’s family said they pleaded for days with doctors at NYU Langone-Brooklyn, where he was in the emergency room, to put him on dialysis as […]

Medical coding and billing: The inside story of how the sausage is made

Medical coding and billing: The inside story of how the sausage is made

Medical coding and billing seems impenetrable — those strings of numbers on  a bill that purport to show what was done, and what was spent. Sometimes it looks as if chimpanzees are typing in random strings of numbers. The bills and explanations arrive months if not years after the event. The numbers are unfamiliar. Memories […]

Women with breast cancer delay care when faced with high deductibles: The New York Times

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Procedures

Women with breast cancer delay care when faced with high deductibles: The New York Times

“When Pam Leonard felt a lump in her breast last November, she hesitated, debating whether to get testing to see if she had cancer,” Reed Abelson writes over at The New York Times. “She thought of her insurance policy, which carries a deductible of $2,600. She knew she would also have to spend as much […]