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  • Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted

    Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted
    There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
  • Letters: Colonoscopies without propofol

    Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18 David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...

    A propofol-free colonoscopy? Some doctors say yes

    A propofol-free colonoscopy? Some doctors say yes
    The thought of undergoing a colonoscopy while not completely unconscious might give you shivers. And it shouldn't, say several doctors who perform the procedure. Responding to business columnist David Lazarus' article last week calling out insurer...

    Hospital chain Sutter Health settles suit over anesthesia billing

    A major California hospital chain, Sutter Health, agreed to pay $46 million and disclose more pricing information to consumers to resolve a whistle-blower complaint alleging false and misleading charges for anesthesia. Sutter Health, which runs 24...

    Doctors operate on heart of a 25-week-old fetus [video]

    Doctors operate on heart of a 25-week-old fetus [video]
    A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.  These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...