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Drug overdose death rate increasing the most among middle-aged women, CDC finds

It’s not clear why women are becoming disproportionately affected. (iStock) The drug overdose death rate among women in the U.S. has greatly increased, according to data released this week in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s morbidity and mortality report. Specifically, the data revealed the drug overdose death rate has hit middle-aged women particularly hard. In… Read More »

Medicaid rate increases for providers are coming next year

Providers across the country can expect to score higher Medicaid reimbursement next year, but inpatient hospitals may see cuts or rate freezes, according to a state Medicaid survey released Thursday. Forty-seven states plan to offer at least one provider type a rate increase in fiscal 2019, Kaiser Family Foundation’s survey showed. That could include primary-care… Read More »