A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found when patients are treated in the Emergency Department by non-physician practitioners, there were 5.3% more imaging studies performed than if patients were seen only by physicians. This JAMA Network Open study was based on a nationally representative sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with 16,922,274 ED visits between 2005 and 2020. Read More
A study by the Neiman Health Policy Institute found that the costs of an Ischemic Stroke (IS) episode increased 4.9% from 2012 to 2019. However, the main driver of those costs was changes in treatments, such as endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and intravenous thrombolysis (IVT); increases in various types of neuroimaging were not key cost drivers. Read More
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