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Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims

August 20, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Recommendations include asking for exceptions to payer policies and citing regulatory information Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies

August 17, 2018 NIH oversight panel no longer plans to review all applications for gene therapy experiments

Residents’ Sleep Deteriorates During Training

August 17, 2018 Worsening seen for sleep duration, quality of sleep, and daytime sleepiness

NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments

August 16, 2018 FDA will now assess gene therapy experiments and products as it does with other treatments, drugs

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

August 16, 2018 The logo should be simple and easy to identify, should send a message about the medical practice

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

August 16, 2018 Reduction in uninsurance rate among this group larger than that of not-employed adults

Patient Portals Don’t Appear to Have Much Traction

August 16, 2018 Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice

August 16, 2018 Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days' notice

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

August 15, 2018 The LIF6 gene destroys cells with damaged DNA

Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

August 15, 2018 Longer progression-free survival versus standard chemotherapy for patients with germline BRCA1/2

HPV Legislation Doesn’t Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

August 15, 2018 No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors

Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer

August 15, 2018 Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC

Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival

August 15, 2018 Compared with routine genetic testing, no improvement seen in unadjusted mortality rate

Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer

August 14, 2018 Most women with endometrial CA have bleeding, but risk of CA among those with bleeding just 9 percent

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

August 14, 2018 Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality

August 14, 2018 However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality