New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

August 09, 2018
Janet Coffman, Associate Professor, at The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, comments on the new Southern California Medical School addressing the shortage of doctors and the need for more local opportunities for recent graduates to complete their residencies.

Anthem rescinds evaluation and management reimbursement policy to cut payments

June 09, 2018
Anthem has dropped its plan to reduce by 25 percent payments for certain evaluation and management codes. The insurer made the policy change in response to strong opposition from the American Medical Association and other physician groups.  "Anthem's decision to drop its planned modifier 25 policy...

Rita Hamad, recipient of the 2018 Irene Perstein Award

April 24, 2018
Since 2007, the School of Medicine has recognized outstanding junior women clinician scientists with the Irene Perstein Award. Dr. Hamad’s research fills a unique and important niche at UCSF. She is one of the few researchers—and the only junior physician investigator—who examines the effects of...

Claire Brindis honored at UC Berkeley's Public Health 75 Celebration

April 23, 2018
Claire Brindis, DrPH, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies was honored by @UCBerkeley #PublicHealth75. UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (SPH) was the first school of its kind west of the Mississippi. Today, with more than 14,500 alumni, it is a leading institution...

Smoking E-Cigarettes Daily Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks

April 18, 2018
Daily use of electronic cigarettes is associated with nearly a doubling of the odds of a heart attack, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. This is the first evidence of a substantial, human health impact of the popular devices that were first introduced about a decade ago, indicating...