No Surprises Act may reduce payments to emergency medicine providers

The No Surprises Act — implemented in January, 2022 — prohibits hospital providers who are out of a patient’s coverage network from billing the patient when they couldn’t have known they were receiving care out of network. Now, a new Read More »

September 19th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

ACA exchange plans negotiate lower hospital prices than commercial plans

Health plans offered on the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) negotiate hospital prices equivalent to or lower than prices paid by commercial group plans, according to recent analysis from USC Schaeffer Center. In the report, published in Read More »

September 16th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Video spotlight: Physical therapists help stroke patient regain quality of life

After experiencing a stroke that left him with severe physical deficits, William “Billy” Mallon, MD, traveled from Stonybrook, NY to USC Physical Therapy with one goal: to walk again. A recently released video now documents how a unique collaboration between Read More »

September 14th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC School of Pharmacy joins community partners at South L.A. Health Fair

Students, staff and faculty of the USC School of Pharmacy joined several community organizations at an afternoon health fair at South Los Angeles’ Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Sept. 10. The event featured free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, health Read More »

September 14th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Pandemic conditions have increased elder abuse severity

Reported cases of elder abuse over the course of the pandemic show a worrying trend — an increase in severity and multiple abuses happening at the same time. The data was gathered and analyzed in a first-of-its-kind study led by Read More »

September 14th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|