Some Medicaid Providers Borrow or Go Into Debt Amid ‘Unwinding’ Payment Disruptions

Assisted living facilities in Montana are facing financial struggles due to delays in Medicaid payments for residents. Providers are waiting for payments ranging from weeks to months, leading to financial strain and challenges in providing care. The state’s Medicaid redetermination process has caused disruptions in payments to providers, affecting long-term care facilities, substance use disorder…

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ChatGPT shows potential at accurately summarizing medical abstracts, researchers find

ChatGPT, an AI language model, scored well in producing high-quality and accurate summaries of medical abstracts, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. While it struggled to classify the relevance of abstracts to medical specialties, the researchers suggested that ChatGPT could help busy clinicians by summarizing literature efficiently. The summaries were…

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Health leaders urge the government to restore funding for NHS staff wellbeing hubs

Healthcare organizations are urging the government to reinstate funding for evidence-based mental health and wellbeing services for NHS and social care staff. A coalition of 17 organizations, including medical royal colleges and the BMA, have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Victoria Atkins, demanding the restoration of ringfenced funding for…

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Hearing Loss: Can Mine Be Reversed?

Losing your hearing can be concerning, but many forms of hearing loss are treatable. Earwax buildup can cause hearing issues, but can often be treated at home using oil drops or over-the-counter products. Ear infections and sudden hearing loss can also be treated with medications or medical procedures. Gradual hearing loss due to aging or…

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Blood-Based Screening for CRC Promising but Lacks Efficacy

Blood-based screening for colorectal cancer (CRC), known as a “liquid biopsy,” may be used for patients who skip traditional screening tests, but cannot replace colonoscopy as the gold standard due to higher rates of false positives and false negatives. Two modeling studies and expert consensus suggest that while blood tests may be more convenient, they…

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