Tag Archives: risk

ACOs in the MSSP model head into future risk

January 1 marked the second start date for Accountable Care Organizations participating in newly redesigned model of the Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring them to take financial risk. For the January 1, 2020 start date, CMS approved 53 applications for new ACOs and 100 applications for renewing ACOs, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Being this height increases your risk of developing the serious condition

Type 2 diabetes causes the body not to respond to insulin properly and this causes the blood sugar levels to become too high. If blood sugar isn’t controlled properly and stays too high, a number of problems can occur such as kidney failure, nerve damage, foot ulcers, heart disease and stroke. It’s estimated that around… Read More »

Biomarker predicts which patients with heart failure have a higher risk of dying within 1 to 3 years

Alana Prisco FINDINGS A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with “stable” heart failure — those who have heart injury but do not require hospitalization — have a higher risk of dying within one to three years.  Although people with stable heart failure have similar characteristics, some have rapid disease progression… Read More »