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  • Many Americans don't know much about health insurance — and it will cost them

    They might think they know a lot about health insurance. They're wrong — and their ignorance could cost a lot of money. A new survey finds that just 4 percent of Americans are able to cor...


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    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/04/many-americans-dont-know-much-about-health-insurance--and-it-will-cost-them.html2827
  • How to Shop for Health Insurance When You Need Pricey Drug Coverage

    Exorbitant prescription drug prices have everyone from politicians to consumers crying foul, underscoring the need for health care shoppers to tread carefully when choosing their insurance plan under ...


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    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-insurance/articles/2015/12/09/how-to-shop-for-health-insurance-when-you-need-pricey-drug-coverage2558
  • Trump unveils law-and-order strategy to counter drug addiction

    By Steven Ross Johnson  | October 18, 2016 Public health experts say Donald Trump's plan to curb opioid addiction sounds like a throwback to the war on drugs that some say resulted in mass...


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    http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161018/NEWS/161019904/trump-unveils-law-and-order-strategy-to-counter-drug-addiction2559
  • Death By Prescription

    By Michael O. Schroeder | Staff Writer Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Americans are taking more medications than ever before. Nearly 60 to 70 percent of us take at least one prescribed drug, de...


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    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-09-27/the-danger-in-taking-prescribed-medications2322
  • 6 Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Risk

    By Michael O. Schroeder | Staff Writer Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. When it comes to medication safety, the focus is frequently on whether patients aretaking drugs as directed and – perhap...


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    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2016-09-27/6-ways-to-reduce-prescription-drug-risk2323
  • Nicotine has the potential to prevent brain aging, study suggests

    Nicotine is the addictive chemical found in tobacco and e-cigarette liquids. On the surface, the substance might not scream health benefits but a new study suggests it shouldnt be written off just yet...


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    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313095.php2259
  • Healthcare Leaders Connect at the 29th Annual McKesson Health Solutions Conference

    Today leading payers and providers will connect in Orlando for a week of learning, collaboration, innovation, and networking at the 29th McKesson Health Solutions Conference (MHSC), one of healthcare’...


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    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160926005147/en/Healthcare-Leaders-Connect-29th-Annual-McKesson-Health2261
  • Healthcare & Technology Innovators Convene in Washington, D.C.

    Inovalon (link is external) (NASDAQ:INOV), a leading technology company providing advanced, cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, is hosting its 2016...


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    http://www.managedcaremag.com/wire/healthcare-technology-innovators-convene-washington-dc2262
  • Accera to Present at Upcoming Healthcare and Investor Conferences

    Accera, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on product development for Alzheimer's disease, today announced that the company will present at the following upcoming investor conference...


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    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accera-to-present-at-upcoming-healthcare-and-investor-conferences-300333723.html2263

EVENTS

Conferences

Crack The Codes: Advanced Coding Workshop

CRACK THE CODES: ADVANCED CODING WORKSHOP

December 03-06, 2016
Designed to assist healthcare professionals with coding advanced cases in CPT, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS coding systems, this four-day workshop is customizable. Choose the classification system meeting your training needs and create your own one- to four-day coding training schedule.

Flu Clinic

FLU CLINIC

December 06-06, 2016
Lifespan Community Health Institute will be holding a flu vaccination clinic at this location. If you are insured, please bring you insurance card. You will not be charged for the vaccine. If you are uninsured, you will receive the vaccine at no cost.

2nd International Conference and Expo on Parenterals & Injectables

2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON PARENTERALS & INJECTABLES

December 05-07, 2016
Parenterals 2016, is exclusively designed to relish the insightful advances and speeding innovations in the field of parenterals and injectables.It is privileged with global, professional and influential excellencies belonging to versatile domains of parenterals arena. Parenterals 2016 mainly focuse...

10th Global Food Processing Summit

10TH GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSING SUMMIT

December 05-07, 2016
Conference Series LLC is dedicated to serve the scientific community through its 750 leading Open Access peer reviewed Journals supported by 50,000 renowned editorial board and more than 5 million reader worldwide. Conference Series LLC is proud to host around 600 international conferences around...

Dr. Roizen’s 14th Annual Preventive, Lifestyle, and Integrative Medicine Conference

DR. ROIZEN’S 14TH ANNUAL PREVENTIVE, LIFESTYLE, AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE

December 02-04, 2016
During the past decade use of preventive, integrative, and lifestyle approaches has greatly expanded, along with the different types of therapies, patient populations, and conditions treated. As these therapies become more integrated into medicine, the sheer volume of different types of therapy and ...

XXIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICAL VENTILATION HOSPITAL ISRAELITA ALBERT EINSTEIN

XXIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MECHANICAL VENTILATION HOSPITAL ISRAELITA ALBERT EINSTEIN

December 02-03, 2016
The 23th edition of this already established event brings international ren omados invited to a multidisciplinary debate. Traditional will be discussed and new techniques of mechanical ventilation in the different causes of acute respiratory failure, protective ventilation in normal lungs and the ac...

Join us at Survey of Current Issues in Surgical Anesthesia

JOIN US AT SURVEY OF CURRENT ISSUES IN SURGICAL ANESTHESIA

November 28-02, 2016
This symposium is designed to present the most recent information on clinical practice issues facing anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. A diverse faculty will provide an update on anesthesia for ENT surgery, urologic surgery, management of the difficult airway, regional anesthesia and acute p...

RSNA 2016 The power of radiology

RSNA 2016 THE POWER OF RADIOLOGY

November 27-02, 2016
Much depends on radiology—and reinventing it holds much promise for healthcare. That means making every image contribute to a confident diagnosis, every moment matter in the clinical workflow, and every effort help ease patients’ experiences. Much is indeed possible in radiology, and we&...

 

Webinars

DEC 06, 2016 | 10:00am-
AUDITING PHYSICIAN CONTRACTS UNDER THE NEW 2016 STARK RULES
In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the Stark Law and its 2016 changes. He will also discuss best practices for implementing and auditing physician compensation arrangements to minimize liability exposure and penalties, including conducting compliance audits, instituting policies, ...
DEC 06, 2016 | 12:00PM-
CLINICIAN IMPACT: MACRA AND THE QUALITY PAYMENT PROGRAM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the final rule on the Quality Payment Program as part of the regulatory requirements for the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). How will this regulation impact your ambulatory practice? Are you aware of all the options a...
DEC 06, 2016 | 3:00pm-
WHAT WORKS FOR HEALTH: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE RURAL HEALTH
Do you live or work in a rural community? Join us for this 20-minute webinar highlighting What Works? Strategies to Improve Rural Health, our recent report that outlines some specific policies and programs that can improve health in rural areas along with key steps toward building healthy communitie...
DEC 07, 2016 | 2:00pm-
INCREASING THE VALUE OF CARE THROUGH INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE ANALYSIS SERVICES
The early use of preventative care can provide a higher quality of patient life, reduced incidence of critical care, and overall lower costs of patient care which is so important as health care moves toward capitated reimbursements. As a result, industry has developed tools to address the opportunit...
DEC 07, 2016 | 11:30PM-
UNDERSTANDING THE ASSESSMENT VALUE PROPOSITION USING VALIDATED ASSESSMENTS TO HIRE QUALITY PEOPLE IN HEALTHCARE
Hiring the right people for the right job is one of the most important responsibilities of health care human resources. Candidates that fit with your organization’s mission and values is one key to improving service quality and overall organizational performance. In addition, employees that fi...
DEC 07, 2016 | 12:00PM-
CELEBRATING SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Explore the unique challenges of celebrating holidays and special occasions. Gain practical planning tips, including strategies to promote meaningful communication with the person with dementia.
DEC 07, 2016 | 3:00pm-
MEASURING PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF VALUE-BASED PURCHASING
Research shows that integrating physical and behavioral healthcare can yield better outcomes and reduce costs, and state policymakers across the country are working to incentivize integration as part of larger value-based health reform efforts. With support from The Commonwealth Fund, the National A...
CLINICAL LABORATORY REPORTING: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE NEW 2016 REPORTING?
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS: WHAT CAN YOU RELEASE?
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PUTTING THE WE IN WELLNESS: 5 SKILLS EVERY CASE MANAGER SHOULD USE
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COMPLYING WITH TELEMEDICINE REQUIREMENTS
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CHANGES TO THE 340B PROGRAM: WHAT COVERED ENTITIES MUST KNOW
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POWERS OF ATTORNEY: MEDICAL RECORDS RELEASE CONCERNS
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ACTIVE LABOR ACT
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RESOURCES

People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase qual...

The medical profession was justified in celebrating this spring’s Congressional action to eliminate the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. However, the hard-fought victory, while sweet, comes ...

The Physicians Foundation’s mission is to help educate physicians on the important systemic changes that impact upon the private practice of medicine. In this report, we examine the Medicare progr...

A defining test of President Barack Obama’s second term, and domestic policy legacy as a President of the United States, is upon the nation. Nearly three years after initial enactment in 2010, the...

The deeply challenging initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, 2014 (except for time-limited provisions offered by the federal government and about 10 states ...

With nearly 125,000 pages worth of Medicare regulations governing the U.S. healthcare system, physicians are confronted with overwhelming regulatory burdens that continue to erode their practice of me...

Although coverage for 30 million Americans represents a significant ambition, a rapidly changing U.S. healthcare system is also causing challenges and concerns. The consolidation of regional hospital ...

"Making it simple, however, is far from simple. Humana alone has more than 10 million beneficiaries, a network of 600,000 providers, and many different insurance plans. Health information technology...