Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Jay Wolfson examines Mohs surgery and fraudulent Medicare billing

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According to research conducted by Dr. Jay Wolfson of the USF College of Public Health, dermatologists are increasingly cutting themselves a break. Literally and figuratively. In August Wolfson, a distinguished service professor of public health, medicine and pharmacy, published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology entitled “Avoiding and Managing Medicare […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

Dr. Troy Quast to examine effects of Hurricane Katrina on senior diabetics

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Troy Quast has received an award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the health of seniors with diabetes. The two-year, $74,750 grant for “Short- and Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Seniors with Chronic Conditions” will consist of retrospective data analysis using Medicare […]

Older African Americans incur more medical debt than older whites

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Older African American adults incur substantially more medical debt compared to older whites, reports a new study by researchers from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and St. Louis University. The findings appear in the American Journal of Public Health.  Study lead author was Jacqueline Wiltshire, […]