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Obese Workers Costs A Whopping $73.1B In Healthcare, Absenteeism And Presenteeism

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The cost of obesity among U.S. full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, according to a new study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This is the first study to quantify...

Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Rapid Growth and Lack of Oversight in California

By John Stahl, Esq. Concern regarding the relatively little public information about heavily utilized ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in California prompted the California HealthCare Foundation (Foundation) to research ownership statistics and other data regarding these facilities that service rapidly...

CWCI Report Examines ICD-10 History, Form and Function

On October 1, 2015, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) will become the standard classification system for all healthcare delivery in the United States, including group health, federal programs (Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans...

Study Reports High Levels of Satisfaction With Healthcare Provided to Pennsylvania Injured Workers

Study suggests transparency in claims process produces favorable results According to a study recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine [See Joshi, Anand B., MD, MHA, et al., “ Factors That Predict Satisfaction With Medical Care: Data From 27,212 Injured Workers...

Tax-Funded Healthcare Expenditures in the U.S. Examined

Do taxpayers shoulder a greater burden for healthcare in the U.S. than we generally assume? Debates over health care funding in the U.S. have flourished for decades, and arguments inevitably arise over how much of the health care bill should be picked up by government. Looking no farther in the past...