Medical Xpress: The Link Between Global Health Policy and Sleep

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From Medical Xpress: “This all started some years ago when I was working on another research project in Chennai,” said Schofield. “I was walking from my hotel to the research office one morning and I passed this family sleeping on the pavement on the side of a six-lane highway with trucks rumbling by in one direction and cows wandering through in the other. There were honking horns and it was really hot and mosquitoes were everywhere. I wondered, “How can they sleep in this?” That got me thinking about the difference in sleep environments and how that variation might play…

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CHIBE Q&A with Torrey Shirk, Senior Research Coordinator

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Get to know Torrey Shirk, a senior research coordinator affiliated with the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) through our CHIBE Q&A! You recently joined our team as a senior research coordinator working with Dr. Amol Navathe and the Payment Insights Team. What kind of work were you involved in prior to coming here? Prior to joining the Payment Insights Team, I worked as a clinical research project manager for a medical device company focused on orthopedic, mostly spine, implants. In that role, I worked on preparing manuscripts for publication, and I am an author on a few…

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Fierce Healthcare: MedPAC considers one-time funding boosts for Medicare in 2023 due to COVID-19 confusion

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From Fierce Healthcare: A key Medicare advisory panel is debating one-time funding boosts to providers for 2023 due to questions on how COVID-19 has permanently impacted the healthcare industry. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which gives Congress advice on Medicare payment issues, discussed during its Thursday meeting how the pandemic will affect payment adequacy in 2023. But members of the panel were concerned about what the healthcare industry will look like that far out, especially for providers. MedPAC will look at healthcare use data from 2020 to help determine payment adequacy, but members were skeptical about what they can…

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