Healthcare Articles

These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

March 11, 2013 – 1,183 views
Nancy Karen Culp RN
Flash back to the 1960's when the first nursing homes were being built. Medical science had progressed to the point where people were living longer because of the medications and treatments available to extend life. In 1960 the average life expectancy was 69.7 years. Previous to this time, women were home and able to care for their parents and grandparents in that comfortable and familiar environment. Sometimes families were able to share this care giving with others and grandma or grandpa were moved from home to home of other loved ones that shared this responsibility... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 1,076 views
Frank Quinn
The economic recession of 2008 sent shockwaves throughout the entire world, transforming the very core of global commercial activity. As a result, measures were taken by the people in charge to mitigate the financial losses suffered by businesses, both on a national and international level. The healthcare industry was no different, where legislations such as ARRA and HITECH Act, enacted by the Obama administration, reshaped the practice of medicine on a fundamental scale. These laws proved to be the second... Full Story 
March 6, 2013 – 1,216 views
Diana Ballesteros & Janis Whitlock
Stress is our natural way of responding to the demands of our ever-changing world. Although we all experience change and demands regularly, the way that we interpret these internal and external changes directly affects the degree to which we feel stress. As a result, not all individuals interpret the same events as stressful; what may seem stressful to you may not be the same for your best friend, and vice versa... Full Story 
February 28, 2013 – 1,052 views
Celeste Pietrusza and Janis Whitlock
The reasons someone begins self-injuring are complex. Likewise, the emotions surrounding recovery may be difficult and complicated, too. You may want to stop, but doubt your ability to do so. You might feel afraid of the possibility of a future without self-injury and wonder how you will cope without it. The thought of giving up self-injury could bring up feelings of anxiety as well as relief... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 1,121 views
Evan Nasseri
This article covers some fundamental marketing mistakes ("sins") that are common to many industries in addition to telehealth and telemedicine. If you find that you are guilty of any of these sins, you have a golden opportunity to eliminate them from your marketing strategy, so that you can edge out your competitors and get the PR, patients, and profits you deserve... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 1,168 views
Mariette Tachdijan
How many nurses do you know who step outside for a cigarette during their break, or consume loads of junk food or caffeine at every chance they get? A few, you might say. You may even be one of those nurses yourself. Now, how many nurses do you know who take time out to stretch, quietly meditate, or do deep breathing exercises on their break? Probably none. Doesn't really seem conducive to work, appropriate, or simply practical, you might add... Full Story 
February 14, 2013 – 953 views
Niurka Moreno
HIPAA 5010 impacted the US healthcare industry in a way that has not been seen in quite some time. The impact on medical billing and collections and some of the managed care solutions has been rather dramatic, and it has included problems such as delayed payments and a general lack of organization and co-ordination. The switch to version 5010 has definitely had a large impact on the overall US medical claims processing continuum... Full Story 
February 11, 2013 – 1,187 views
Prerna Gupta - Prerna Gupta
The transition from ICD 9 to ICD 10 codes is the core of the health reforms and marks an era where Health Information Technology is at its zenith in the United States. The conversion from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 version 4010A1 to ASC X12 version 5010 aims to provide better patient care, speedy reimbursements for physicians, and shorter turnaround time for claims. The codes would be more elaborate compared to the older version and increase the accuracy in medical billing, coding, claims denial, and physician revenue. However, the sheer complexity of the codes and the looming deadlines for expected compliance by almost all the entities in the healthcare industry make it a formidable task... Full Story