The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced nearly $107 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,273 health centers across nearly all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia.
For the first time in a decade, CMS launched a modernized and redesigned Medicare Plan Finder. The Medicare Plan Finder, the most used tool on Medicare.gov, allows users to shop and compare Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.
This week’s Friday Five identifies five benefits to pediatric telemedicine from Gigi Sorenson, RN, MSN Chief Clinical Officer, Vice President of Operations at GlobalMed.
Georgia ranks near the bottom of all 50 states for the number of primary care providers. Recent data from America’s Health Rankings, 2018 Annual Report, places Georgia at 42nd for the number of primary care doctors per capita, 43rd in its supply of registered nurses and 48th in advanced practice nursing care.
This week’s Friday Five takes a look at the five hospitals/health care systems recognized as 2019 Pioneers in Quality Expert Contributors by The Joint Commission.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, ‘An Arm And A Leg’, This week, Sometimes doctors get the “medical stuff” right while patients still get the wrong care. That’s one finding from a study that sent fake patients — actors wired with recording devices — into real doctors’ offices.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, This week, The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee this week unveiled a sweeping proposal that seeks to lower prescription drug prices for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
By Anne Dabrow Woods – Healthcare’s shift from an episodic to a wellness model of care finally places patients where they should be—at the center of care. As current movements aim to elevate the patient experience, nurses play an important role as the…
By Art Gross – Earlier this month, a data breach affecting Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and Opko was announced, stemming from an incident caused by the collections vendor, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA).