Public transit affects healthcare access; How to deal with a radioactive patient;

News From Around the Web

> A study from the Alameda County (Calif.) Public Health Department finds unreliable public transportation inhibits access to healthcare services, according to KQED. Article

> Health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act won't mirror the online insurance marketplace in Massachusetts, lacking some protections and cost controls, The Boston Globe reported. Article

> A retrospective study found that patients' length of stay increases along with hospitalists' workload, MedPage Today reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Patients who have undergone a nuclear imaging study with radioactive tracers become radiation emitters themselves--something people who come in close contact with those patients should be aware of, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Article

> U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) has introduced a bill that would allow for Medicare coverage of qualified radiology assistant services. Article

And Finally… Your purse is dirtier than a toilet. Article

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.