Insomnia linked to hospitalization, home healthcare use; Radiologists struggling with 'dramatic' MRI reimbursement cuts;

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> New research finds U.S. middle-aged and older adults with a greater number of insomnia symptoms were more likely to be hospitalized and use home healthcare service, according to a study in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Announcement

> Most youth who die by suicide were seen by an outpatient physician or went to an emergency department where they could have potentially benefited from an intervention, according to a new paper in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Announcement

> Completing advance directives, empowering individuals and families to determine care decisions at a critical time, and reducing unwanted end-of-life care expenses needs to become part of the public health agenda in the United States, two Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty write in a new article in the American Journal of Public Health. Statement

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> Policy changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that resulted in MRI reimbursement cuts are dramatically affecting radiology groups. Article

> A free lung cancer screening program implemented at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., aims to resolve lingering reimbursement issues with such CT procedures, according to a recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Article

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