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Photo credit   Here's an article on  Final payment rules across Healthcare Industry for 2023: As the year is almost to an end, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that includes updates and policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, effective on or after January 1, 2023. This rule will take effect in the...
Photo credit   During the Global Health Equity Week, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) calls on its members to help support two key policy issues. First, is the telehealth flexibility to ensure we give access to care to everyone. And Second, improving maternal health. HIMSSis urging everyone to contact their policy makers - state governors and senators, to review the policies and ensure we preserve...
Photo credit   As the end of 2022 draws near, healthcare work still needs more workers. With 4.3 million Registered Nurses in our country, there are still a lot of job openings needed to be filled out, especially if it includes other healthcare jobs. There are also a lot of issues that needs to be addressed such as: 1.       Building an adequate supply of nurses...
Photo credit   Graveyard shifts or also known as night shift is one of the working schedules that is more common to nurses or healthcare workers especially if you are newly hired. Though there are some people who prefer working during these shifts, most people prefer the normal working hours. Graveyard shifts may be hard to those who are not used to it. So, we have gathered some advice on how to handle your graveyard shifts and...
Photo credit   In the past years, many Americans have been experiencing hardships in healthcare. According to PhRMA's third Patient Experience Survey, healthcare availability is not the only hurdle that patients are experiencing. Patients also have crucial problems about the frustration and confusion on how to use their coverage. Administrative hurdles and other barriers that health insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)...
Photo credit   In the past, people used to go to the doctor for a check-up only if they felt sick. Nowadays, it is advised to have a regular routine check-up to keep our bodies healthy and prevent any possible sickness that may occur to us.  Because of the technology that we have today, there are tests that can determine possible sickness that may come with what the results may uncover. That is why most people today...
Photo credit   In previous blog we highlight on the increase of snacking among Americans for the past years and we highly encourage everyone to watch what they eat. To follow up on the topic, we read that ultra-processed foods, which probably what the most people are snacking, are linked to serious health related risks. According to Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard professor emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health...
Photo credit   The pandemic just thought us to be more vigilant about our health and have forced us to impose a lot of protocols such as constant disinfection, wearing masks and face shields, as well as, being very cautious when we are around senior or people with comorbidities. However, in one aspect study shown that during pandemic people have been less conscious on eating healthy. According to Euromonitor International, it...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
Photo credit   For any health concerns we have, there is always a drug or medication we can turn to alleviate our complains. Even in sleeping, people have depended a lot on medication to aid and induce that perfect sleep to help recharge everyday. After much hyped on using sleeping pills between 1993 and 2010 where a reported jumped of 69% on benzodiazepines and 140% zolpidem prescriptions, research found that there has been 31%...
Photo credit   Life expectancy is the estimated average amount of time a person will live from birth to their demise.  It is "the most fundamental indicator of population health in this country," according to Robert Hummer researcher on population patters at University of North Carolina. The average life expectancy had rose steadily in the past. However, the record shows that it has started to declined the past 3 years. A...
Photo credit   The rise of social media has truly changed the way we live. The ability to easily connect with people around the globe, the ability to quickly send out message to anyone and the opportunity to gain more information just about anything about  everything. However, it also has its ugly side, as these positive change happen it also opens for flaws such as misinformation which can be very crucial in some...