Healthcare News & Insights

Study: Defensive medicine costs less than thought

There’s no denying that physicians practicing defensive medicine add to overall health costs. The question is: How much?

The case of the unread ECHOs: Lessons for docs and patients

The recent disclosure that more than 7,000 ECHOs were never read by a physician has folks up in arms — but not for the reason you’d probably expect.

More than 1 in 4 health care dollars spent on defensive medicine

Coders may need to add a “CYA” category to account for procedures doctors order solely to prevent frivolous lawsuits — if you believe a recent survey of physicians.