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Medicaid Leads To More ER Visits…

Having Medicaid leads to 40% more ER visits, say researchers January 3, 2014 | Medical News Today   New Research suggests that adults who have their medical care covered by Medicaid use emergency rooms 40% more than adults in similar situations who do not have health insurance.  This is according to a study published in […]

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More Contamination Identified in NECC Medical Products

Official CDC Advisory from the Health Alert Network . The following information is provided by the Health Alert Network as one of two advisories CDC has recently issued regarding the fungal meningitis outbreak. In addition to the FDA MedWatch, clinicians are also requested to report any adverse events associated with these products to the ISDH Surveillance […]

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The Impact of the Medicare Sequester

In a recent America Medical Association article “Massive Job Losses Expected Under Medicare Sequester,” amednews staff writer Charles Fiegl delivers potent insight into the Medicare Sequester and how it will impact our healthcare and economy.

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Mayo Clinic Delivers Solutions for Stroke Patients

When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. It is estimated that almost half of Americans live more than an hour away from a primary stroke center. As the first medical center in Arizona to study telemedicine as a means of serving stroke patients in non-urban settings, Mayo Clinic’s telestroke service aims to bridge that gap […]

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What Can You Do About Cancer?

The colors of October conjure images and meaning for all of us. For some, it may be the earth tones of Fall & its uncanny nostalgia, the iconic colors of Halloween, or even the colorful theme of our favorite football team as full season resumes full swing. Colors like pink & blue now seem to […]

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Physicians Burning Out

New research shows that U.S. physicians suffer from more burnout than other workers in the country. The study’s authors note several factors for the burnout, including the impact of indirect clinical tasks such as paperwork getting in the way of the physician-patient relationship. With the rising trends & growing demands on our overtaxed physicians & […]

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5 Health Conditions to Treat through Telemedicine

With the shortage of physicians and patient wait times becoming ailing concerns in the scope of our country’s healthcare dilemma, telemedicine and technological innovation offers solutions to tackle some of these challenges. . Telehealth applications derived from cellular & satellite networking services are growing rapidly in the market, providing significant value to healthcare. The following […]

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The Cost of Corruption

Hospital Pleads Guilty to Charges on Medicare & Medi-Cal Fraud . A Los Angeles hospital chain recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by paying recruiters to find homeless people to act as patients. The homeless people were given unnecessary treatment, for which hospitals submitted false claims.

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Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won’t See New Medicaid Patients

According to a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, about 69% of doctors nationwide accept new Medicaid patients. By comparison, more than 80 percent of doctors nationwide accept new patients on Medicare.

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5 Ways Telemedicine is Driving Down Healthcare Costs

Healthcare cost continues to skyrocket and so does the need for solutions. Telemedicine and mHealth are working to not only reduce the cost of healthcare per capita, but also meet the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim to simultaneously increase the quality of care as well as improve the health of populations.

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