Did you know that Medicare covers an Initial Preventive Wellness Examination during the first year (sometimes called the "Welcome to Medicare Physical") of Medicare B coverage and an Annual Wellness Visit every year after that? Scheduling these appointments is a great way to maintain your overall health.
Most people don't need to worry about getting cancer because the body has multiple robust mechanisms to protect us against that disease.
Sticker shock contributes to 30% of prescriptions being abandoned or not picked up at all. PBM fees, chain pharmacy clout, and rebates all contribute to a lack of transparency and unnecessarily high drug prices.
A joint venture is an agreement between two or more healthcare entities usually entered with a specific goal in mind. Each party is invested in terms of capital contribution, the time and effort put forth to complete the defined tasks. The partners pool their resources and expertise and share in the risks and rewards.
From hacking into medical devices to altering AI algorithms, cyberattacks pose a threat to human health and could even be fatal. Healthcare organizations must understand the true extent of these types of threats and put into place the right proactive measures—the public's trust depends on it.
EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
New approaches to COPD treatment, such as advanced noninvasive home ventilation in the context of multi-faceted care programs, have been shown to reduce hospitalizations and save money.
President Trump's heart health tests have generated much discussion in the media. So I invited a triple-boarded practicing cardiologist to weigh in.
Regardless if a person has private, public or combination health insurance coverage, to get the most from purchased benefits, chronic disease patients must implement three important P's to get through the inevitable and unavoidable paperwork: Patience, Persistence, and Politeness.