New & Noteworthy


June 18, 2013

The new phrase in health care is “accountable care,” which means your doctors shoulder more responsibility for making sure you get well or stay that way. Some critics fear that means the patient will lose choice. A study led by Kelly Kyanko, MD, in the June issue of the Health Services Research Journal, notes that about 3 million patients in the U.S. are hit with unexpected out-of-network charges.


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May 10, 2013

A new test can help distinguish aggressive prostate cancer from less threatening ones, potentially saving many men from unneeded operations for tumors that would never hurt them, researchers are reporting. Stacy Loeb, MD, is quoted.


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April 15, 2013

Only one-third of men over age 65 who receive an abnormal result from their PSA test actually undergo prostate biopsy to look for disease, a new study finds. "For screening to be effective, we need to focus on men with a long life expectancy," said Dr. Stacy Loeb, assistant professor in the department of population health at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City.


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December 11, 2012

Approximately three percent of individuals with private health insurance have experienced involuntary out-of-network care in the past 12 months, according to the study in Health Services Research. Lead author Kelly Kyanko, MD, is interviewed.


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December 01, 2012

Forty percent of people who received health care outside of their insurance network did so out of necessity, finds a new study lead by Kelly Kyanko, MD. About half of those patients did not know how much they would have to pay for their out-of-network care.


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