CMS’ Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule Has Health IT Implications

rulesOn Friday, the Obama administration issued its final rule for the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that includes several health IT provisions, Politico‘s “Morning eHealth” reports (Pittman et al., “Morning eHealth,” Politico, 7/10).

In July, CMS released a proposed rule with several health IT implications, including requirements for electronic health records, Continue reading

Congress Repeals Health Reform Law’s Automatic Enrollment Mandate

CONGThanks to congressional action Friday morning, employers no longer will face a health care reform law requirement that they automatically enroll employees who don’t choose a group health care plan.

Included in budget legislation, Continue reading

Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

fluoStory at-a-glance −

Research links fluoridated water consumption to endocrine dysfunction, hypothyroidism, ADHD, and reduced IQ

Many water authorities do not Continue reading

Top Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

pregStory at-a-glance −

If you’re pregnant or planning to be, focus on minimizing processed foods while increasing your intake of vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality sources of protein

Vitamin D is also crucial for a healthy pregnancy and Continue reading

Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

gvStory at-a-glance −

Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, staring at a computer screen is a common cause of blurred vision, short-sightedness, and other eye problems Continue reading