Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold appears in the following:

Pediatricians Face Revenue Shortage, Scared Parents And Lack Of Protective Equipment

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Pediatricians are struggling to keep their practices afloat financially during the stay-at-home shutdowns caused by the coronavirus epidemic.


Scarcity Of Health Workers A New Concern As Self-Quarantining Spreads With Virus

Monday, March 09, 2020

Should "potential exposure" by a health worker to someone with coronavirus be enough to send that worker home for two weeks of self-quarantine? Health systems have begun debating relative risks.


Hospital Giant Sutter Health Agrees To Settlement In Big Antitrust Fight

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Health care costs in Northern California, where Sutter Health dominates, are 20% to 30% higher than in Southern California, even after adjusting for cost of living. Settlement terms aren't yet public.


Dialysis Firm Cancels $524,600.17 Medical Bill After Journalists Investigate

Friday, July 26, 2019

This week, NPR profiled a Montana man who was billed nearly half a million dollars for 14 weeks of dialysis, after being caught in a dispute between insurer and the dialysis provider. Now he owes $0.


First Came Kidney Failure. Then There Was The $540,842 Bill For Dialysis

Monday, July 22, 2019

A personal trainer in Montana had a sudden need for lifesaving dialysis after his kidneys failed. But he and his wife never expected the huge bill they received for 14 weeks of care.


I Went Through My Pregnancy With Strangers. It Was The Best Decision I Could've Made

Monday, May 27, 2019

Group prenatal visits are catching on — they can save money and reduce the risk of premature births. For one mother, it turned out to be the best decision she made during her pregnancy.


Reporter's Notebook: Theranos And The Mysterious Walgreens Fire Alarm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A journalist who was interviewing patients about tests that supposedly required only a few drops of blood ran into trouble with representatives from Theranos, the company behind the technology.


Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

Monday, March 05, 2018

The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with the hereditary bleeding disorder. Yet intense competition hasn't worked to bring costs down.


Encore: California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A California project is trying to improve safety for nail salon workers who are exposed to chemicals. A statewide collaborative of salons now has 120 members.


California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?


Opioids Can Derail The Lives Of Older People, Too

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Doctors have commonly managed the persistent pain of people over 65 with prescription opioids. But that has left some still in pain, and with a physical and emotional dependence that can ruin life.


Federal Panel Calls For Stricter Enforcement Of Mental Health Care Parity Law

Monday, October 31, 2016

Since a federal parity law was enacted in 2008, health insurers and employers have made progress toward improving coverage for mental health and substance abuse. But enforcement has been lax.


Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Charge

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kids with mental health problems may face a host of issues in school. Many parents say they need to be aggressive to make sure schools are on top of what their kids need.


California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A special court in Sacramento, Calif., aims to keep families together by getting treatment for parents who have substance abuse problems, instead of sending off their kids to foster care.


Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Surgery can be emotionally and physically stressful for children. A California anesthesiologist has come up with a way to reduce anxiety that's safer, cheaper and much more entertaining.


A Dearth Of Psychiatric Hospital Beds For California Patients In Crisis

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The state is facing a serious shortage. Making matters worse, there's no system in place to help people find a scarce bed in an emergency.


In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls

Monday, November 16, 2015

Doctors were once unquestioned authorities on how aggressively to treat the sickest and most premature babies. Then parents started pushing back for more say. The responsibility can be excruciating.


An Ill Newborn, A Loving Family And A Litany Of Wrenching Choices

Friday, November 13, 2015

As families consider how far to push an infant's medical care, a chasm can open between the parents' hopes and what doctors and nurses consider realistic. How do you measure a baby's quality of life?


Medicare Fails To Save Money So Far On Cooperative Care Experiment

Monday, September 14, 2015

A high-profile Medicare project pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money. Nearly half of the groups' care was more costly than the government estimated it would be based on historical data, federal records show.

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement Of Federal Mental Health Parity Law

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law.