Tag Archives: Medical

Humana warns of ‘uncertainty’ in medical usage amid rising COVID-19 cases

Dive Brief: Non-COVID-19 medical use bounced back faster than expected during the second quarter, Humana executives told investors Wednesday. The insurer was able to post net income of $ 588 million as COVID-19 treatment costs for its members fell faster than anticipated, compared to $ 1.8 billion a year ago as patients deferred care amid the… Read More »

Medical device makers influence surgeons with billions in payments

The relationship between spine and joint surgeons and medical device manufacturers is coming under increased scrutiny as the former has received billions in payments from the latter in recent years. Medical device makers have paid $ 3.1 billion to orthopedic and neurosurgeons from 2013 to 2019, based on data from the federal government website OpenPayments,… Read More »

Privacy fears over NHS plans to share GP medical records with third parties

Privacy fears have been raised over controversial plans to share NHS medical records from every GP patient in England with third parties. According to NHS Digital, the medical histories of more than 55 million patients will be made available on a database to “support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development… Read More »