Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who used a telemedicine application to report daily symptoms to a provider experienced improved health benefits, according to a study published in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health, Health Data Management reports (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 9/2). Continue reading
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled CPT code 99490 this past year, it was hailed as a first step in reimbursing providers for the use of telemedicine in chronic care management.
But are they taking advantage of this code? Continue reading
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which is part of the USDA, has become very committed to understanding and teaching about natural soil health and regenerative agriculture Continue reading
Obtaining high-quality, chemical-free food that’s actually grown in the U.S. — not just sold here — remains a challenge, Continue reading
A new medical model is fast emerging in line with ancient wisdom: one that aims to strike to the root cause of disease and resolve it permanently, and which some call Continue reading
“We do send so many patients from Continue reading
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has brought on San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand as the health insurer’s new preferred telehealth provider. Starting in 2016, members of some BCBS plans will pay a reduced rate or no rate for Doctor on Demand’s no-subscription video visit platform.
Additionally, Continue reading
Study refutes earlier claims that depression is “contagious,” finding instead that only positive moods tend to spread among people in close association Continue reading
The EPA openly acknowledges that fracking fluid contains “thousands of chemicals,” but nowhere is there mention of radioactivity in its risk assessments. Now, a new study reveals the “natural gas” industry may be hiding a secret as dark and deadly as the one the nuclear industry has been trying to conceal for decades.
With recent news that California’s fracking industry will be “repurposing” its toxic wastewater to meet the needs of an agricultural industry driven desperate by the drought, a timely new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives reveals fracking wastewater is not just a source of Continue reading
Revenue within the health insurance division of North Shore-LIJ Health System tripled in the past year, and the Great Neck, N.Y.-based organization has no intentions of slowing down investment in its payer operations.
North Shore-LIJ launched its commercial health plan, Continue reading
Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International. These diseases have reached levels that are “almost epidemic,” the researchers said, Continue reading
If you are like me, you hesitate at the checkout counter whenever the cashier asks you “would you like your receipt”? If your inner accountant is alive and well, Continue reading