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OIG says $2.6B paid out under MA risk adjustment with scant encounter data

Dive Brief: Medicare Advantage health plans billed the federal government $ 2.6 billion in 2016 for more than 617,000 patients whose risk-adjusted medical conditions were diagnosed without their physician present, a new report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General concludes. Further, the OIG report showed that 80% of those health risk assessments were… Read More »

GenderSci Lab finds more than biology influences COVID risk

More men than women are dying of COVID-19. Some scientists think sex-specific hormones explain this difference, but researchers at Harvard say we need to look closely at how biology and social context affect health in people of all genders. To do that, the Harvard GenderSci Lab created the US Gender/Sex COVID-19 Data Tracker. Sarah Richardson,… Read More »

High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation: Combining Western diet and antibiotic use is a pre- IBD risk factor – Science Daily

UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre-inflammatory bowel disease (pre-IBD). The study, published July 14 in Cell Host and Microbe, suggests that this combination shuts down the energy factories (mitochondria) in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Irritable… Read More »

Can Work from Home Harm Your Health? From Heightened Risk of Cardiovascular Disease to Depression, Here’s Are the Side Effects of Logging in From Home Office!

How to Work From Home (Photo Credits: File Image) Our work life has changed forever. While working from home is becoming the new reality of corporates, we all are trying to stalk up on the silver lining of this allowance. Sure, it saves our time and energy we spend commuting to work, but it can… Read More »

Malaria Drug Taken by Trump Is Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems and Death in New Study

The malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine did not help coronavirus patients and may have done harm, according to a new study based on the records of nearly 15,000 patients who received the drugs and 81,000 who did not. Some were also given the antibiotic azithromycin, or a related medicine. Hydroxychloroquine is the drug that President… Read More »