Healthcare Economics

Cardiologists earn an average of $423,000 annually, according to the 2018 Medscape Cardiologist Compensation Report, up from $410,000 in last year’s survey. That salary puts cardiology third among all specialties—behind only plastic surgery ($501,000) and orthopedics ($497,000).
Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The FDA’s voluntary sodium reduction goals for packaged and processed foods could greatly reduce or delay deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and are cost-saving even in pessimistic simulations, according to a study published online April 10 in PLOS Medicine.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A team of researchers from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania are attempting to curb diabetes among their patient population with a program that treats healthy food like a prescription drug—and it has delivered strong early results.
Apr 17, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper with recommendations for eliminating disparities between male and female physicians in terms of compensation and professional advancement.
Apr 17, 2018 | Heart Failure
Candidates for heart transplantation in the U.S. are prioritized by the intensity of treatment they’ve received, leading some centers to overtreat patients to improve their odds of getting a treasured donor heart, suggests a study published April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apr 13, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A group of researchers proposed overhauling the way CMS measures quality in bundled payment programs, citing a need to gauge what truly matters to patients.
Apr 13, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
CMS published a memo April 10 that finalized a proposal to cover MRI scans for Medicare beneficiaries with implantable cardiac devices (ICDs).
Apr 12, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Disparities remain in the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) around the United States—mostly due to risk factors that can be changed, according to new research published April 11 in JAMA Cardiology.
Apr 12, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Telemedicine has gathered momentum as a solution to improve convenience and access to healthcare. However, a careful parsing of the numbers is still necessary to determine whether telehealth is really reducing spending and providing adequate value, two physicians wrote in an opinion piece published April 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Apr 10, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Michigan allowed more patients to get coronary revascularization procedures without negatively affecting patient outcomes, suggests a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apr 09, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The cost of informal caregiving for Americans with heart disease and stroke is projected to more than double over the next two decades, increasing from $61 billion in 2015 to $128 billion by 2035, according to a policy statement published April 9 in Circulation.
Apr 09, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Depression, whether it's diagnosed or not, can have several negative effects on the health of cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients, according to new research presented April 7 at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018 in Arlington, Virginia.
Apr 09, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
ZIP codes may be related to the prevalence of obesity, according to new research from the University of Arkansas, published April 4 in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.
Apr 09, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Out-of-pocket expenses for the treatment of chronic heart disease lead to significant financial burdens for low-income families, even for those with health insurance, according to preliminary research presented April 6 at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2018 in Arlington, Virginia.
Apr 06, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Amid ongoing controversies involving misuse of information about its users, Facebook has shelved plans to share user data with several major U.S. hospitals. CNBC reported the social media giant had scientists approach organizations, including the American College of Cardiology, about the project.
Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Cardiologists earn an average of $423,000 annually, according to the 2018 Medscape Cardiologist Compensation Report, up from $410,000 in last year’s survey. That salary puts cardiology third among all specialties—behind only plastic surgery ($501,000) and orthopedics ($497,000).
Apr 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The FDA’s voluntary sodium reduction goals for packaged and processed foods could greatly reduce or delay deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and are cost-saving even in pessimistic simulations, according to a study published online April 10 in PLOS Medicine.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A team of researchers from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania are attempting to curb diabetes among their patient population with a program that treats healthy food like a prescription drug—and it has delivered strong early results.
Apr 17, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper with recommendations for eliminating disparities between male and female physicians in terms of compensation and professional advancement.
Apr 17, 2018 | Heart Failure
Candidates for heart transplantation in the U.S. are prioritized by the intensity of treatment they’ve received, leading some centers to overtreat patients to improve their odds of getting a treasured donor heart, suggests a study published April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Apr 13, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A group of researchers proposed overhauling the way CMS measures quality in bundled payment programs, citing a need to gauge what truly matters to patients.