Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the…
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Journal of Laparoendoscopic&Advanced Surgical Techniques, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: The American Journal of Surgery, Volume 219, Issue 1Author(s):
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: The American Journal of Surgery, Volume 219, Issue 1Author(s):
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: The American Journal of Surgery, Volume 219, Issue 1Author(s):
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsOpTrust demonstrated a positive association between ACGME general surgery Milestones and OSATS scores. Overall, OpTrust may help optimize intraoperative faculty entrustment and resident entrustability, facilitating surgical trainee success during residency.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Beiqun Zhao, Nicole E. Lopez, Samuel Eisenstein, Gabriel T. Schnickel, Jason K. Sicklick, Sonia L. Ramamoorthy, Bryan M. ClaryABSTRACTBackgroundThe role of laterality for patients with synchronous metastatic colon cancer (SMCC) is not well-defined.MethodsUsing the National Cancer Database (2010-2015), we compared patients with metastatic right- (RCC) versus left-sided colon cancer (LCC). We performed Kaplan-Meier analysis to compare overall survival (OS) for each metastatic site and utilized adjusted Cox proportional hazard...
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This article provides a description of recent activities to address the local opioid crisis, a rationale for their adoption and the context in which they are being undertaken. PMID: 31825786 [PubMed - in process]
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