Tag Archives: health care

Not insured? You still have healthcare options

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the number of Americans without health care coverage has decreased. In Illinois, the uninsured rate fell from nearly 14% in 2010 to 7.5% in 2019. That’s the good news. The bad news is that nearly one million Illinois residents are …

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MAID and palliative care in Canada

I first met Gerry at his home. Gerry suffered from an incurable progressive lung disease. For a year, he had been increasingly short of breath and desperately hoping for a lung transplant. When he was told he was ineligible, his illness was already at an advanced stage. Without hope of …

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Cerner and Social Security Administration to Improve Disability Insurance Application Process for Patients

identify announced a new agreement with the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), to help simplify patient disability claims through secure, clinical retrieval of electronic health records (EHRs) from healthcare systems. The new agreement between Cerner and the SSA aims to expedite the transfer of relevant patient-directed medical records from …

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CERNER AND THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION TO IMPROVE THE DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS PROCESS FOR PATIENTS

DATA AUTOMATION ALSO REDUCES THE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cerner Company (NASDAQ:CERN), a global health technology company, announced a new agreement with the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), to help simplify disability claims for patients through clawback secure and clinical …

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Documenting disability in the EHR can improve quality of care

A recent article in Health Affairs called the electronic health record an “undervalued aid” to improving care and pushed for the standardization of disability documentation structures. “In medical school, we spend a lot of time learning how to take a patient’s medical history. We practice asking specifically worded questions in …

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Mental Illness and Disability Insurance Claims

When we look at mental health in the context of disability insurance (DI), we must highlight a few considerations. Most mental health claims are related to common mental health disorders (CMHD). This mirrors the trend seen in the uninsured population, where an estimated one in six adults is affected by …

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Local Veterans Face Health Care Challenges

As Jim Curtis roams the ground of Tahoma National Cemetery, visiting the grave of an old Marine Corps friend, a helicopter hovers overhead. Curtis, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), said the noise is similar to the sounds of helicopters that frequently fly over his North Bend home – …

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Join the Care Army – Central Queensland today

MP Brittany Lauga at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre. Brittany joined the Care Army on April 1, 2020. NOTICE with MP for Keppel Brittany Lauga Now, more than ever, our community in central Queensland relies on the military. In this case, it’s the Care Army where volunteers are once again …

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Mental Health Care Monitoring – The Lancet Psychiatry

Societies can be judged on how well they care for those most at risk, especially those who are least able to express themselves, such as people with mental disorders. Vulnerable groups have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The death rate from COVID-19 among adults with learning disabilities in …

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Deaths from social care crisis ‘only a matter of time’, after research shows ‘national emergency’ – Disability News Service

Disability activists have warned that it is only a matter of time before the government’s failure to tackle the ‘unprecedented’ social care crisis will lead to the death of service users. They spoke after news figures from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) showed widespread care rationing …

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Georgia bill providing mental health treatment passes

House Bill 853 will provide mental health treatment alternatives to incarcerated people. ATLANTA — Georgia State Representative Sandra Scott wants to make mental health treatment more accessible to people incarcerated in Georgia. The bill, HB 853, would provide an alternative to imprisonment for offenders struggling with mental illnesses. According to …

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Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group Partner to Expand Access to Primary Care in Washington State

Kinwell Medical Group’s new clinics exclusively serve Premera members; part of the health plan’s long-term strategy to address the primary care crisis Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group today announced a collaboration to improve access to primary care in Washington. …

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The Impact of Specialized Low Back Pain Treatment on Health Care Costs and Productivity in a National Cohort

This article was originally published here EClinicalMedicine. December 24, 2021; 43: 101247. doi: 10.1016 / j.eclinm.2021.101247. eCollection 2022 Jan. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common diagnosis responsible for sick leave, long-term disability benefits, and early retirement. Studies have suggested that the relatively low proportion of patients …

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Where Family Care for Aging is behind

First published on January 10, 2022 Updated 6 hours ago 360info 360Info is an open access global news agency comprised of journalists working with academics to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and deliver practical solutions Show more Health Sciences In the latest installment of 360info’s three-part series on aging populations, …

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Lake County News, California – EDD Releases UI and Disability Insurance Program Updates; urges Californians to guard against identity theft scams

The California Employment Development has released further updates on California’s unemployment and disability insurance programs, including how to submit additional documents to verify claims for assistance in the event of a pandemic. unemployment. EDD sent about 1.4 million notifications to pandemic UI recipients reminding them to submit documents proving employment …

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Maine veterans get more dental help

The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services has received many requests, especially from families of veterans, for help with dental care. AUGUSTA, Maine – In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, Sarah Sherman was asked to do some research. Sherman is Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ …

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5 Best Disability Care Homes in Tucson, AZ

Below is a list of the best and leading disabled care homes in Tucson. To help you find the best disability care homes near you in Tucson, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of evaluation points. The Best Disability Care Homes in Tucson: The top rated …

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Testing a promising treatment for the function

image: As part of ReACT, patients train to oppose physical responses to their epileptic symptoms. “The majority of patients can tell when an episode is coming,” said Fobian. “They start to do these opposite responses to prevent the occurrence of an episode.” ANDRÉ MABRY | University relations see Following Credit: …

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CEO of large Texas nonprofit children’s mental health treatment center echoes US Surgeon General’s advice that children’s difficulties are “uniquely hard to manage”

On December 7, 2021, U.S. Chief Medical Officer Dr Vivek Murthy issued a strongly worded opinion on the urgent need to tackle the nation’s youth mental health crisis “further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic ”. It is filled with alarming statistics that the Texas Clarity Child Guidance Center Children’s Hospital …

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The National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 emphasizes primary health care and physical activity

With Australians living nearly 11 years in poor health on average, which equates to about 13% of their life, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) welcomes the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 to urgently tackle against health inequalities and integrate “prevention” into our health system. Image Credit: Australian Physiotherapy Association Launched …

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Can innovation play a role in stroke care and diagnosis?

Dr. Ron Weinberger, CEO of EMVision Medical Devices, explores the role medical technologies and innovation can play in stroke care and diagnosis. For the past two years, global health systems have been put in the spotlight as the world grapples with the challenges of COVID-19. Meanwhile, rapid technological advancements have …

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Canada offers prison treatment for minor drug offenses

Published on: 12/07/2021 – 23:04 Ottawa (AFP) – Canada on Tuesday proposed to police and courts to treat illicit drug use as a health problem, but failed to comply with British Columbia’s demand to decriminalize possession of small amounts for personal use. Justice Minister David Lametti unveiled legislation that would …

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Respiratory Illness Draws Attention to Veterans Disability Benefits, Allsup Reports

Air exposure tracking announcements, along with three conditions – asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis – added for VA disability benefits for service in Southwest Asia, signal significant changes Brett Buchanan, Allsup VA Accredited Claims Agent “Clearly, there is interest in better understanding the impact of military service and the development of respiratory …

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Co-conspirators indicted in government bribery programs

The government charges people involved in fraudulent billing for unnecessary health care products and services. Thomas “Tommy” Wilburn Shoemaker, 57, of Rayville, Louisiana, was sentenced this month to 30 months in prison for his involvement in a government health care plan to defraud TRICARE as well as private insurers in …

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Can America Afford to Take Care of Its Veterans?

In taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary Denis McDonough, only the second non-veteran and the second person not unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate, faced an unprecedented series of challenges for meet the needs of the 19 million veterans alive. The most critical of them can …

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