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Three Great Reasons to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit

You’ve had a physical, you’ve had your eyes checked, and your hearing.  You have gone through all the usual testing— cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.  But have you scheduled

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MACRA is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Steps to Get Started and Keep Up the Pace for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act In September 2016— just three months from the release of the final rule

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Addressing the rising cost of prescriptions for seniors

American Seniors Association aligns with Rx Claim Savings to offer program THE AMERICAN SENIORS ASSOCIATION (ASA) has entered into an alliance with Rx Claims Savings, LLC. (RxCS) that is expected

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Help available for ICD-10 coding transition

MOST OF THE POPULATION may proceed beyond October 1 completely unaware of major changes in the coding system used for medical billing purposes.

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Health insurance update: Who falls in the coverage gap and how can they get insured?

“I think most of the providers that volunteer feel a moral and ethical obligation to help take care of those people.” — Dr. David Loewy, volunteer with We Care of

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Medicare and end-of-life care: What’s changing?

New proposed policy encourages the process of advanced-care planning END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS are complicated and fraught with emotion, but a recent announcement by Medicare will hopefully offer some clarity to those

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Publisher’s Note: Depression cases in our local Medicare population

MENTAL ILLNESS can refer to several afflictions that affect the state of our minds, but usually the first one we think of is depression. While clinical depression can be caused

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Cybersecurity: Protecting your electronic health records

WITH THE INCREASED use of technology comes increased risk of cyberattacks. Anything transmitted or stored electronically is at risk of being stolen by a hacker.

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Hospice Help: Hospice myth busting

WHEN MOST PEOPLE hear the word “hospice,” they immediately associate the provided care as being intimately tied to hours, or if lucky, days before death. Then there is also the

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Publisher’s Note: Don’t let yourself or someone you know become a stroke victim

MAY IS NOT ONLY a time we honor our nurses, it’s also National Stroke Awareness Month. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. That means in