Help for Honduras: Equipment specialists vital to volunteer providers' health-care mission
Editor's Note: This is part two of a special Forward Focus report on the medical mission in the Hondurans. Read about the mission and how it began in Michigan doctors, nurses treat some of the world's poorest in Honduras. ----------------------- KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Thousands of Hondurans are getting much needed surgeries, thanks to some West Michigan-made medical equipment. Retired orthopedic surgeon, Dr.
What Obstetric Health Care Providers Need to Know About... : Obstetrics & Gynecology
the condition. We reviewed information on the current outbreak, measles manifestations, diagnostic methods, treatment, and infection-control recommendations. To identify information on measles and pregnancy, we reviewed reports with 20 or more measles cases during pregnancy that included data on effects on pregnant women or pregnancy outcomes. These reports were identified through MEDLINE from inception through February 2015 using the following strategy: (((pregnan*) AND measles) AND English[Language])…
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C :: What HIPAA Policies are Required for a Health Care Provider?
We are often asked to advise clients regarding the scope and content of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) policies and procedures that are required to be maintained. HIPAA clearly requires health care providers, as “covered entities,” to maintain policies and procedures covering HIPAA issues that apply to their operations. There is a core of policies that will generally be required to be in place for…
Maryland Health Care Provider Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud...
Patients Died Because No Radiologist Reviewed X-Rays; Defendant Cheated Medicare and Medicaid of More Than $6 Million Baltimore, Maryland – U. S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced the owner of Alpha Diagnostics, Rafael Chikvashvili, age 69, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for charges related to a health care fraud and wire fraud conspiracy resulting…
New "Conscience" Rules for Health Care Providers
How health care providers might be like Facebook
A Guide for Health Care Providers
Lead Exposure in Adults - A guide for the health care provider
Social Media Tips for Health Care Providers
Health care providers who use social media to interact with the community are encouraged to follow 10 guidelines to achieve safer practices and happier
Tips for Finding a New Doctor
Tips for choosing a health care provider. Patient education information about finding a new doctor.
10 popular health care provider fraud schemes
Learn some of the basic health care provider schemes and how to deter them from taking some easy money.
Why hackers are going after health-care providers
The health-care industry has turned into a juicy target for cybercriminals.
How to Talk to Your Health Care Provider
A good relationship with your health care provider can be an awesome way to get up-to-date information and make sure your health is taken care of.
How Health Care Providers View Meaningful Use
Researchers assess providers' views on government incentives for electronic health records.
Why patients routinely deceive their health care providers
A new medical study upholds an old truth about patients deceiving their health care providers: It happens a lot.
Guide to the Issues: The Right of Conscience for Health-Care Providers
Over the last few decades—and especially the last eight years—the United States has witnessed a “sustained assault on religious liberty and the right of conscience.” A chief aim has been to force health-care providers, no matter their religious beliefs, to perform abortions. For pro-choice advocates, “whatever the value of religious freedom might be, it [can] easily be subjugated to a higher, more progressive, ideal.” A right-of-conscience…
Tips for Talking to Your Health Care Provider
By Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH Share on We've talked a lot about all the things health care professionals do wrong when it comes to communicating health information. But what about you? What is your role in the relationship? Well, as with any relationship, health communication is a two-way street. I know that I rely on my patients to tell me about any confusion they may have, or about things they don't understand, just as much as I rely on them to tell…
How Health Care Providers Can Transition to Value-Based Care
Eight value-based care experts offer their advice to health care providers on how to make a successful clinical and financial transition to value-based care models.