Policy

Cutting-edge stories about updates and issues in health policy

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Dispelling Misconceptions About the Regulation of Cosmetics in the U.S.

Fayne Frey, MD - 12/1/2019 - 3

The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.

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What Veterans Should Know About VA Dental Care Benefits

Greg Grillo, DDS - 11/11/2019 - 6

Veteran dental care benefits can be quite confusing. Greg Grillo, DDS provides a primer to help you access benefits that you may qualify for.

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Why You Need to Prioritize Getting the Right Healthcare Coverage

Kendra Madsen - 9/23/2019 - 0

There are many issues to consider when choosing healthcare coverage including chronic conditions requiring ongoing care & whether your doctor is in-network.

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Evolution of the Hippocratic Oath and Medical Ethics

Magdalyn Fiore - 9/22/2019 - 0

The oath that physicians take has changed a lot since the original 5th century BC Hippocratic Oath. What do these changes say about medical ethics today?

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The Value of Transparency in Payer-Provider Relationships

David Gregg, M.D. - 9/20/2019 - 0

Doctors, patients, and insurers can all benefit from improved transparency in payer-provider relationships in areas ranging from costs to care management.

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A Tale of Cost and Care: Blood on the Sidewalk

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH - 8/17/2019 - 17

A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.

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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good Idea

Corey Greenblatt - 7/23/2019 - 0

Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.

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