Healthcare Articles

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March 12, 2014 – 974 views
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Doctors have often grappled with treatment dilemmas for patients suffering from a food allergy, often more than one. A recent research outcome comes as good news for patients and medical practitioners. A new study confirms that omalizumab exposure would help people become less sensitive to allergies. Full Story 
February 27, 2014 – 857 views
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There are worries that Medicaid payment recovery from the estates of deceased beneficiaries will put off several lower-income individuals from enrolling into the program. Ever since 1993, the Federal Law has sought states to recover Medicaid payments from the estates of Medicaid beneficiaries who started receiving benefits at the age of 55 or above and have since expired. The recovery applies to payments for long-term health care, nursing home, and home and community services. Full Story 
February 24, 2014 – 856 views
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The health coverage requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will only come into force next year but it is not too early for employers to start thinking seriously about it. The Act will typically apply over organizations with more than 50 people on the rolls which means that a substantial number of businesses across the United States will be impacted by the new requirements. For those who meet the threshold requirements, taking a look at the Employer Mandate should be on the list of priority items. Full Story 
February 21, 2014 – 863 views
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The Office of the Inspector General released its 2014 fiscal year work plan on January 31st 2014. The work plan outlines the agency’s policy regarding Medicaid, Medicare and various other HHS programs enforcement guidelines. The focal areas will be fraud and abuse prevention, curbing waste and eliminating non- compliance with the program requirements outlined by the government. Full Story 
February 17, 2014 – 1,213 views
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Every medical hospital or clinic requires the assistance of nurses to handle both medical and administrative work. These nurses are required to update information given to them by the doctor in their internal portal for archiving purposes, as well as legal purposes. What happens on most days is that these nurses are swamped with work, that there is almost no time in their scheduled working hours to get the job done. However, they are required to stay at the hospital until that they have finished their computer documentation... Full Story 
February 14, 2014 – 889 views
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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS has identified, through the creation of the new G-code, the critical role that proper care management systems play in reducing costs and improving performance. The physician community has voiced its opinion, in that the current E/M codes fail to quantify the non-face-to-face time spent in managing chronic care patients, including medical homes which focus on extensive care management to raise the quality of health care services for critical care patients. The current E/M codes do not account for the time spent on the non-face-to-face work that is being provided, especially for those patients with multiple chronic conditions. Full Story 
February 6, 2014 – 856 views
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The Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published its final rule to ammend the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 and the Health Insurance Portability and Acoountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The rule permits laboratories certified by the CLIA, to hand out test result reports to their respective patients, on request. The rule preempts many state laws which prohibit labs from giving out test reports to patients directly... Full Story 
February 3, 2014 – 893 views
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In this technology driven world, we are constantly depending on computers and equipment to get our work done. In almost every industry, computers are running every operation or is aiding them greatly, which is why many companies around the world invest millions of dollars into revolutionizing equipment. One such technological advancement which is making headway is the 3-D printer. 3-D printers help in making a three dimensional object of any shape and size using a digital model where every layer of the object is broken down. Here are some of the ways in which 3-D printers are revolutionizing the healthcare sector... Full Story