Frailty ups surgery risk; Fighting payer denials; and much more

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> Patients who have a diagnosis of "frailty" before surgery, especially for joint replacements, are more likely to die in the following year, according to research published by JAMA Surgery. Study abstract

> Does gender play a role in whether young physicians pursue employment? A new report from AMA Insurance looks at the differences. Report

> Reversing a wrongful payer denial may require some calls to former and current members of the C-suite, according to a post from Physicians Practice. Post

Health Insurance News

> ​Faced with high premiums and deductibles for traditional health insurance coverage, an increasing number of consumers are opting to piece together short-term and critical-illness plans, according to a Kaiser Health News report. Article

> Holding a leadership position in a program as complex and controversial as Medicaid might be the toughest job in healthcare--and with even more challenges looming, it's likely to get even more difficult, healthcare policy expert Paul Keckley writes in a new blog post. Article

And Finally… Scenic route not optional. Article