Concussion legislation yields higher healthcare utilization, but not more imaging

State legislation has played a role in boosting overall healthcare utilization rates in children with concussions, though the laws have done little to change CT scan rates specifically, according to a study published online Dec. 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Supreme Court to Hear King v. Burwell on March 4

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in King v. Burwell for March 4, a court spokesperson confirmed Monday afternoon.

Many observers have said the case has the potential to disrupt or even unravel the nation’s new healthcare law.

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Siemens Will Complete Separating from Its Healthcare Biz in 2015, but No IPO

Siemens Healthcare will become a separate company in 2015, as previously planned. But the highly profitable company won’t list on the public markets next year, the company’s CEO told a German publication. Prior to this, the conglomerate was keeping its options open as to what to do with the unit, after committing this year to sell off several parts of it in deals that are slated to close early next year.

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Study Confirms Imaging’s Shift From Offices To Hospitals

As policymakers attempt to curb healthcare costs, the use of advanced imaging — MR, nuclear medicine, and CT — has been shifting from private offices to hospital outpatient departments. So how might this trend affect patients?

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