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CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015

CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.

The recommended adjustments reflect the growth of managed care — a health care delivery system that organizes cost, utilization and quality to participants enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance markets, according to CMS. Medicaid’s managed care regulations have not been revised since 2003. In addition, the regulations would target broader populations receiving managed care, including seniors and patients with disabilities.

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Costs rise for neonatal abstinence syndrome

May 27, 2015
During a 3-year period, costs for treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome increased from $1.1 million to $1.8 million annually, according to a study recently…
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Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015
Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV vaccination compared with…
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Prenatal, postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increases risk for autism

May 27, 2015
Prenatal and postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter increased risk for autism spectrum disorder, according to study findings in Environmental
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Animal companions reduce social anxiety in children with ASD

May 27, 2015
Social anxiety, as measured by skin conductance responses, decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder when animals were present, according to a recent…
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Polymorphisms of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 11, 2015
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Pedatric Annals May 2015

Infectious Diseases: May 2015

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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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