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Hospitality Management Career

Hospitality Management Career

Hospitality Management Career

Hospitality Management Career

Opportunities for obtaining the educational training that is necessary for a hospitality management career can be found through various schools and colleges. You can look forward to learning the skills that will be used in the workforce by enrolling in an accredited program. Selections can be made at various certificate and degree levels as well as specialized areas of study. Enrollment in an accredited school or college will help you to prepare for entrance into the career of your dreams. You can learn more about the options available to you prior to enrollment.

When looking to pursue a career in hospitality management, you can exp...

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Prostate Surgery Enables Patients to Leave Hospital Catheter Free

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Prostate Surgery Enables Patients to Leave Hospital Catheter Free

Prostate Surgery Enables Patients to Leave Hospital Catheter Free

New prostate surgery enables patients to leave hospital catheter free, rather then burdening them with a urethral catheter. A urethral catheter is a thin tube which is inserted into the penis and up into the urethra in order to drain urine from the body. It is often uncomfortable, sometimes painful and patients dislike going home wearing the catheter.

At the Birmingham Prostate Clinic we have introduced a new approach, first developed in America by the urologist Mani Menon, which enables patients to go home catheter .

It is based on using a drainage device inse...

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Medicaid Reset Under Trump’s New Philosophy

Medicaid Reset Under Trump's New Philosophy

Medicaid Reset Under Trump’s New Philosophy

Medicaid Reset Under Trump’s New Philosophy

During the Obama years in the White house the relationship between the states participating in the Medicaid program and the federal government was strained by over regulation and forced growth of the program.

Seema Verma the new head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid services is hoping to have a reset of the vision and the relationship. She has stated clearly that she is looking to “restore the partnership” between the states and the federal officials. At the same time she plans on modernizing the program to deliver better outcomes for the people we serve.

Among the changes to the program will be init...

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Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

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Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

Nurse Ratio Legislation Needed

American health care is being seriously squeezed by a nursing shortage. The number of aging Americans requiring more healthcare is increasing, while the number of registered nurses is decreasing. Because of the shortage, nurses often work longer hours with much heavier patient loads than they have in the past. Various plans have been proposed to provide sufficient nurse staffing. Many groups, including the American Nurses Association (ANA) are fighting for legislation that would set nurse staffing ratios.

Several studies have shown that inadequate staffing of nurses has a serious, detrimental effect on patient care and health...

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Medical Billing Software – A Solution for Hospital Billing

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Medical Billing Software – A Solution for Hospital Billing

Medical Billing Software – A Solution for Hospital Billing

Hospitals get all sorts of people coming in for medical reasons which can range from having a baby to getting a gunshot wound treated in the ER . Hospital technology has improved the patient care and experience. Now technology is being applied correcting the billing systems.

Medical billing software requires the users to take courses so that they can use the technology correctly. Training programs exist throughout the country designed specifically to train staff to use these programs in the most efficient and error free way.

Certificate programs exist which will provide the...

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Hospital Gift Ideas For Sick Friends And Relatives

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Hospital Gift Ideas For Sick Friends And Relatives

Hospital Gift Ideas For Sick Friends And Relatives

Deciding on hospital gift ideas for sick friends and relatives can be difficult at time, but if done correctly can be of great help to the patient. When you have a sick friend or relative that has to spend some time in hospital, you would do just about anything to make him or her feel better. And you are perfectly right to do so when a person is happy and optimistic, he or she will recover much faster. If you buy a small item for a sick friend or relative who is in hospital, you need to make sure that the gift is funny, entertaining or delicious...

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How To Prepare Your Child For A Stay In The hospital

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How To Prepare Your Child For A Stay In The hospital

How To Prepare Your Child For A Stay In The hospital

How to prepare your child for a stay in the hospital is a very important first step. Spending time in hospital is never fun, no matter what age you are, but this can be especially difficult for a child who doesn’t fully understand the reasoning or need for a long stay in hospital.

If your child has a hospital stay coming up there are several things you should do to put their mind at ease and wipe away any fears they may have about their visit. The first thing you should do is fully explain to your child why they need to go...

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Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

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Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

Pulse Oximeter the evolution from the hospital to home monitoring

The pulse oximeter the evolution from the hospital to the home monitoring  tool. A Pulse oximeter is a medical and health device that has been used in the medical field for decades. The first pulse oximeter devices were used in the hospitals and the clinical settings. These were the large bulky devices that were quite expensive. They were truly the first devices that were able to measure the pulse rate and the blood oxygen saturation of an individual continuously...

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The Hospital Group Secures Leading Hair Transplant Surgeon

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The Hospital Group Secures Leading Hair Transplant Surgeon

The Hospital Group Secures Leading Hair Transplant Surgeon

The Hospital Group secures leading hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Ziering. He has been featured on various TV shows, including America’s most watched morning program, The Today Show. At ease giving advice on the most advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Ziering now joins the team at The Hospital Group, who are committed to offering patients the most scientifically advanced technology, performed by expert surgeons.

With an outstanding reputation, Dr. Ziering has already been approached by a well known celebrity from the UK who will be flying out to Beverly Hills for a procedure.

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

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What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What Are The Hospital Regulations With Medical Scrubs?

What are the hospital regulations with medical scrubs and why do they exist? When it comes to working within the medical field, it is imperative that all workers abide to the uniform regulations. Uniforms are used as a form of identification, but also as a means to help maintain a clean and sanitary environment. This is especially important to eliminate the spread of disease and infection. Each hospital has their own rules and regulations in terms of uniforms, but in most cases, these rules will be quite similar. These are a few guidelines which remain throughout all hospitals.

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New Baby, What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

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New Baby, What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

New Baby, What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Having a new baby, what to pack in your hospital bag and car. It is always a very exciting moment when the contractions start, the water breaks, and the soon-to-be parents are making their way to the hospital. Even though this is a joyous moment, it can also be very stressful, especially when the mom has not packed a maternity bag yet.

An expecting mom should pack a hospital bag weeks before the due date. This way she is ready even if the baby decides to come early. She can even pack her things in a nappy bag. There are many stylish baby bags, which can be used for both the mom and her baby...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer and is one of many illnesses that occur with the exposure of benzene.  Like other kinds of leukemia, it develops in the bone marrow spreads to the blood, lymph nodes, organs, the nervous system and other body parts.  If it is not detected early enough, AML can be fatal within a few months.

Benzene Exposure

Exposure to benzene for a long period is a known risk factor.  This carcinogen is a solvent used in industries that create drugs, rubber, dyes, plastics and other things.  People working in these industries have a higher risk of developing AML.

Groundwater is another place where exposure to benzene...

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A leading Heart Hospital in Gurgaon serving NCR

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A leading Heart Hospital in Gurgaon serving NCR

A leading Heart Hospital in Gurgaon serving NCR

Medanta is a leading heart hospital in Gurgaon serving NCR and people all across India. People come from every part of the India and even abroad to get the best heart treatment possible. The Medanta Heart Institute projects at diminishing the shocking rise in the number of cardiovascular diseases through innovative programs in patient care. The doctors, nurses, technicians, and heart experts bring the pledge of ultimate excellence in patient care, education and research...

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Apply UHC Latest Thermal RFA Policy

Health Policy Analysis

Apply UHC Latest Thermal RFA Policy

Apply UHC Latest Thermal RFA Policy

Apply UHC latest thermal RFA Policy to your practice or you will not receive the appropriate reimbursement. If your practice participates with United Health Care (UHC), you will want to take note of UHC’s recent policy update on ablative treatment of spinal pain. Although UHC has a limited coverage policy for a number of spinal pain and facet joint pain procedures, you have some opportunity of reimbursement if you are aware of the rules.

Ablation method and frequency matter

Among the changes are revised coverage policies for how often the thermal radiofrequency ablation can be carried out and reimbursed...

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Obama Overtime Rule Declared Illegal

Obama Overtime Rule Declared Illegal

Obama Overtime Rule Declared Illegal

Obama Overtime Rule Declared Illegal

The Labor Department Obama overtime rule declared illegal by a federal judge. This rule would have made 4.2 million workers eligible for overtime pay by raising the salary threshold for eligibility from $23,660 to $47,476. However, the Congress directed the Labor Department to exempt overtime pay for employees  who perform “bona fide” executive, administrative or professional capacity duties, not based on salary. The Obama Labor Department ignored these requirement and only looked a salary requirement.

Provider groups opposed the rule, which also would have adjusted the salary threshold for affected executive, adminis...

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Florida’s Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Longterm Care

Florida’s Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Florida’s Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Florida’s Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a partnership program between Medicaid and private long-term care insurers designed to encourage individuals to purchase private long-term care insurance.

Qualified policies under the partnership programs are tax qualified under federal law. Tax qualified simply means a portion of premiums paid may be claimed as a tax deduction. Also, policies must offer policyholders inflation protection and dollar-for-dollar asset protection. The dollar-for-dollar asset protection signifies that for every dollar that a partnership policy pays out in benefits, a dollar ...

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Comparative Effectiveness Is It Sound Policy Or Socialized Medicine

Health Policy Analysis

Comparative Effectiveness Is It Sound Policy Or Socialized Medicine

Comparative Effectiveness Is It Sound Policy Or Socialized Medicine

Comparative effectiveness is it sound policy or socialized medicine in disguise. Comparative effectiveness is a new term that’s been pushed into the health care public square. Get to know it since it’s here to stay. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published 3 commentaries on the subject in its May 7th issue. More importantly, this new concept in medical quality measurement has also been reported by the lay press to the public...

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LGBT Friendly Housing Development On Long Island

LGBT Friendly Housing

LGBT Friendly Housing

LGBT Friendly Housing Development On Long Island

Islip Town on Long island, New York has recently announced an LGBT friendly housing development on Long island. This $30,000,000 senior affordable housing development is a first of a kind. What is unique about this 75 unit affordable housing development is that it is being designed specifically for members of the LGBT community. The LGBT network showed off plans for this complex that they claim “embraces” lesbian, gay,bisexual or transgender (LGBT) residents. it also includes an 8,000 square foot community center for the LGBT Network.

I have no doubt that the LGBT community is aging much like the rest of the population an...

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Hospitals Use Enterprise Resource Planning For Efficiency

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Hospitals Use Enterprise Resource Planning For Efficiency

Hospitals Use Enterprise Resource Planning For Efficiency

Well-facilitated hospitals use Enterprise Resource Planning for efficiency and better patient care. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the basic tool which needs to be used  in every commercial organization irrespective of functions it serves. Being specific in the context of hospital management, it can be asserted that software operated practices have made revolutionary transformation in the present day modern medical provision. Comprehensive solutions integrate all the major functions ranging from management of front desk operations to attending billing facilities...

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Supplemental Health Insurance Resources Online

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Supplemental Health Insurance Resources Online

Supplemental Health Insurance Resources Online

Supplemental health insurance resources on line can help you understand the rules, regulations and stipulations often by carriers and their different policies. The policies use terms that one without specific insurance background might find unclear and confusing. Words such as co-payment, deductible, family allowance, preventative vs. routine care often times add confusion.  Health Insurance in general is difficult to understand and often leads us to believe we are being manipulated...

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Medical Marijuana, Is It For Real?

Medical Marijuana, Is It For Real?

Medical Marijuana, Is It For Real?

Medical Marijuana, Is It For Real?

The question is, medical marijuana, is it for real? Amidst all of the controversy and regardless of where they stand on the issue, medical professionals must find themselves curious about it. Is marijuana the miracle drug it is purported to be in some circles, or is this a lot of media hype? And likewise, is marijuana the dangerous, addicting road to drug-addled debauchery that the moral crusaders would have us believe, or is that, too, a lot of hype?

The claims about the medical benefits of marijuana, if all true, would instantly make it one of the most versatile drugs in history...

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Duties of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Duties of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Duties of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Duties of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

The duties of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is to provides anesthesia services in the same manner as a medical doctor who trained as an anesthesiologist. It is a licensed professional nurse who has become nationally certified to practice as an anesthetist after completing education and training. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists started practicing in 1956 and administer anesthesia to more than 32 million patients annually. They are the highest paid professionals in the nursing field, and they work closely with surgeons, other anesthesiologists, dentists and podiatrists.

M...

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Understand Long Term Care/Insurance

Understand Long Term Care/Insurance

Understand Long Term Care/Insurance

Understand Long Term Care/Insurance

What a bold and brazen promise…Understand Long Term Care insurance. When most people think of Long Term Care insurance, their brain typically seizes up. We want to be the translator. We want to take the technical and specific language of Long Term Care coverage and make it very accessible to all…or at least most. So let’s dive into the world of Long Term Care and why it might be the most misunderstood and unappreciated type of insurance on the market.

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the insurance, let’s first understand the need...

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Reforming Health Care by Lowering Expenses

Reforming Health Care by Lowering Expenses

Reforming Health Care by Lowering Expenses

Reforming Health Care by Lowering Expenses

Reforming health care by lowering expenses was never a real goal of this Obama Care. There is a lot of debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Although the United States Supreme Court will ultimate decide on the matter of this law, millions of Americans are looking for hope at the end of the road to meet their health care needs. For any type of health care reform to work, for all parties involved, the issue of cost must be dealt with.

In the year 2008, a total of 16.2% of our entire national gross domestic product was directly related to health care...

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Medical Device Integration Can Improve Productivity

 Medical Device Integration Can Improve Productivity

Medical Device Integration Can Improve Productivity

Medical Device Integration Can Improve Productivity

Medical Device integration can improve productivity and reduce cost of providing care. Health care has been in the news for the last year, quite prominently, but most of the reporting has been about politics, new legislation and what are called macroeconomic effects of medical care in the U.S. However, for the doctors, nurses, IT personnel and, especially, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) that provide and manage the care and the facilities involved, other subjects are much more important...

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Occupational Health Services Can Add To The Bottom Line

Occupational Health Services Can Add To The Bottom Line

Occupational Health Services Can Add To The Bottom Line

Occupational Health Services Can Add To The Bottom Line

Occupational health services can add to the bottom line for any company large or small.

Issues that can be resolved by using occupational health services are vastly lowering absenteeism, identifying and rectifying poor performance by individuals, reduce insurance claims as a result of accidents in the workplace, and making a positive impact on company pension schemes.

Employers are bound by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to make certain that workplace activities do not impact on the health of employees.

A typical ...

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Drinking Advice An Issue With Mixed Messages

Drinking Advice An Issue With Mixed Messages

Drinking Advice An Issue With Mixed Messages

Drinking Advice An Issue With Mixed Messages

Drinking advice an issue with mixed messages in our society. If it is that alcohol brings about such a number if negative issues, why is it not only legal, but in some cases accepted? Although it is that we have placed a limit on what we as a society will tolerate, we still allow the use and consumption of a potentially unhealthy, dangerous, and even deadly substance when consumed at sometimes even moderate amounts. So why is it that there is even the mixed message that exists in our society?

Alcohol has made its way over time out from just the taverns and bars from coast to coast...

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Helping Yourself Understand Infertility Cost And Coverage

Helping Yourself Understand Infertility Cost And Coverage

Helping Yourself Understand Infertility Cost And Coverage

Helping Yourself Understand Infertility Cost And Coverage

Helping yourself understand infertility cost and coverage is crucial before moving forward with the process Determining which infertility treatments your policy covers can be tricky. On one hand, you want accurate information. On the other hand, you risk alerting your insurer to the fact that you are about to undergo infertility treatment. If you are covered by a group plan, you cannot be dis-enrolled for medical reasons...

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Understanding Risk Analysis Under HIPAA

Understanding Risk Analysis Under HIPAA

Understanding Risk Analysis Under HIPAA

Understanding Risk Analysis Under HIPAA

Understanding risk analysis under HIPAA is crucial for providers. Overview: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets many rules and regulations to help create guidelines for healthcare providers (covered entities) to protect the integrity of personal health information (PHI). The HIPPA Security Rule specifically requires conducting a security risk analysis per 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1). Part of the risk analysis includes implementing updates as necessary and correcting identified vulnerability (or documenting why they did not take action to address the vulnerability).

Recently the ...

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Organic Choices For Your Green Lifestyle

Organic Choices For Your Green Lifestyle

Organic Choices For Your Green Lifestyle

Organic Choices For Your Green Lifestyle

Around the globe many people are electing organic choices for your green lifestyle to avoid the risk of chemical contamination of their bodies, families and homes. Fortunately, solutions for addressing change exist and are within easy access. Choosing earth friendly alternatives allows us to live a natural, green lifestyle.

The benefits of organic bedding, choosing organic foods and wearing organic apparel are numerous.

Organic Foods

The Organic Food Association advises: It’s common sense; organic food is good food...

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Filing A Yaz Lawsuit

Filing A Yaz Lawsuit

Filing A Yaz Lawsuit

Filing A Yaz Lawsuit

Since 2001, Yaz has been available as a contraceptive drug for women, today many are looking to join or file a Yaz lawsuit because of its potential side affects. Millions of women have spent billions of dollars on the drug which has proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. You only take one pill a day, and you’re protected. It’s small wonder that the drug has been so much in demand. Lately, however, women and physicians have been taking another look at this miracle drug and finding that it is not without side affects...

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Health Revenue Cycle Management

Health Revenue Cycle Management

Health Revenue Cycle Management

Health Revenue Cycle Management

Health revenue cycle management is one of the hot topics of discussion these days, and it probably will not be going away anytime soon. The issue of health care revolves mostly around the exorbitant costs that can quickly pile up with a simple hospital visit. Have you ever wondered why our natural process of sustainability, otherwise known as giving birth, costs so much? Where would the world be if we protested the costs and stopped having babies? In 2005, the average cost of having a baby in the hospital in America was between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000...

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CMS Wants To Ease Burden Of Programs

CMS Wants To Ease Burden Of Programs

CMS Wants To Ease Burden Of Programs

CMS Wants To Ease Burden Of Programs

CMS wants to ease burden of programs after eight years of dictatorship and limited input from providers, health care finally has a pragmatist in the White house. Rural and small providers may be receiving relief so they can better participate in quality programs under the Medicare Access and Reauthorization Act (MACRA) following a proposed rule that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued Tuesday.

The Quality Payment Program is up dated annually. Clinicians determine how they want to participate based on their practice size, specialty location and patient population...

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CMS Is More Inclusive Under Trump

CMS Is More Inclusive

CMS Is More Inclusive

CMS Is More Inclusive Under Trump

It appears that CMS is more inclusive under Trump administration.If you read the papers or watch the news then you would be led to believe that this new administration is trying to decimate our health system. I believe that the contrary is the case. The last administration thought that they and their academic friends new more then those doing the work on a daily basis. They ruled from on “high”.

CMS wants additional comments on the revisions to the skilled nursing case mix methodology from the industry. These revisions that were rolled out in April are designed to improve the accuracy of the current system...

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When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to Seek Home Care Assistance

When to seek home care assistance for your loved one? The challenge of finding quality private duty home care for patients is often confusing for families, especially as family members get older and experience illness or disability. Here are some tips to determine if home care is needed.

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
The primary care doctor usually helps families when they are first determining whether home care assistance is needed for a family member. Part of the doctor’s analysis typically includes whether the patient needs help with daily living activities...

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Freestanding Emergency Units

Freestanding Emergency Units

Freestanding Emergency Units

Freestanding Emergency Units

Freestanding emergency units can best serve the community when there is a medical emergency. Medical emergencies are injuries or illnesses that are acute and pose an immediate risk to a person’s life or long term health. These emergencies may require assistance from another person, who should ideally be appropriately trained and qualified to offer such care. Depending on how severe the emergency is, and the quality of the treatment to be given, it may require the involvement of several trained medical personnel.
Essentially, acute medical problems are those that are normally brief with sudden onset...

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Nursing Facility Selection

Nursing Facility Selection

Nursing Facility Selection

Nursing Facility Selection

Nursing facilities are where sick or frail people can receive care. The nursing facility selection process should be done carefully. They also offer care for people needing rehabilitation, respite care, and sub-acute care. A team of skilled professionals are available to help with activities associated with daily living and to provide the residents a chance to be socially active.

The primary care physician of an elderly person is often called in to make an assessment of their ability to take care of their own daily living activities. These include having enough dexterity to feed or dress oneself and take medications as scheduled...

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Growing Health Threat – Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Growing Health Threat - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Growing Health Threat – Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Growing Health Threat – Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The over use of antibiotics is leading to a growing health threat around the world.The antibiotic-resistant bacteria Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) is killing people. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are actually enzymes produced by certain types of bacteria. The enzymes act as an immunological defense that makes the bacteria resistant to the very antibiotics commonly used to treat them.

ESBL is joining the widely-spread MRSA and other resistant bacteria in the alphabet soup of deadly infections that are attacking and killing people all over the world...

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Falls Associated With Central Nervous System Medications

Falls Associated With Central Nervous System Medications

Falls Associated With Central Nervous System Medications

Falls Associated With Central Nervous System Medications

As many as half the residents in skilled nursing facilities are involved in a fall. Falls associated with certain central nervous system medications seem to have more severe result results, leading to fractures or concussions.

Providers and physicians need to remember that under the new regulations residents now need to approve their goals when they have the capacity to do so. The care plans no longer belong exclusively to the facility, now they belong to the resident.

It is the providers responsibility to educate the resident, the families and the care givers about the potential...

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Social Media and Health Care Professionals

Social Media and Health Care Professionals

Social Media and Health Care Professionals

Social Media and Health Care Professionals

Social media and health care professionals are getting to know each other on a more regular basis. Multiple social media products are readily available for health-care professionals (HCPs), such as social media websites, blogs, and forums, micro-blogs, wikis, media-sharing websites, as well as virtual reality and video gaming environments. These types of resources may be used to develop or even improve professional network together with education and learning, organizational advertising and marketing, patient health care, patient guidance, in addition to community wellness plans.

Yet, they even show possibl...

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HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS Delays Bundled Payment Model

HHS delays bundled payment model for cardiac and orthopedic patients. The Department of Health and Human Services has set a new start date for January 1, 2018. This is the third time in 2017 that the bundled payment model and changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint replacement Model has been delayed.

The rule was initially published in late December 2016. It introduced three new cardiac focused payment models and one for patients who undergo non-replacement hip fracture surgery. The rule also included other changes in the original rules.

Department officials changed the effective date for some of the provisions from Februa...

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Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

Get the Best Home Care for Your Elderly Parent

You want to get the best home care for your elderly parent. With 10,000 seniors turning 65 years-old every day from now until 2020, getting appropriate elder care will be a first priority for many adult children caring for their parents. Many seniors say that they would much prefer living in their own homes as long as possible rather than being placed in an institution like a nursing home or a long-term acute care facility.

Many people wanting to provider the best home living experience for their parents are unable to provide home care themselves due to having full-time jobs, children of their own,...

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Congressional Budget Fraud

Congressional Budget Fraud

Congressional Budget Fraud

Congressional Budget Fraud

The Democrats in Congress are committing congressional budget fraud. They are misrepresenting the Republican proposed budget and are fear mongering. The proposed budget according to the bi-partisan Congressional Budget Office calculates that the Republican health bill would cut Medicaid spending by $834 billion over the next ten years.

What the fear mongers forget to tell the elderly in this country is that not one penny is being cut from the Medicaid budget, rather the rate of growth of the budget is being reduced. Simply put no senior will lose his/her benefits over the next ten years...

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Hospital Infection Prevention a Growth Market

Hospital Infection Prevention a Growth Market

Hospital Infection Prevention a Growth Market

Hospital Infection Prevention a Growth Market

Hospital infection prevention a growth market around the world.The latest market report published by Credence Research, Inc. “Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Market – Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2024,” the global hospital infection prevention and control market was valued at $146.6 Million in 2015, and is expected to reach $245.6 Million by 2024, expanding at a rate of 6.3% from 2016 to 2024.

The market experts suggest that healthcare associated infections are a costly issue faced by all hospitals across the globe...

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Do-Not-Hospitalize Orders Rarely Used

Do-Not-Hospitalize Orders Rarely Used

Do-Not-Hospitalize Orders Rarely Used

Do-Not-Hospitalize Orders Rarely Used

Do-not-hospitalize orders rarely used, but they could cut unnecessary hospital stays for skilled nursing facility residents. The use of the do-not-hospitalize order cuts emergency department visits and hospital stays according to new research.

Researchers from Rutgers University and the State University of New York at Albany analyzed data from over 6,000 nursing facility residents to determine the impact of DNH orders. Their findings showed that 61% of residents had a do-not-resuscitate order and only 12% had a do-not-hospitalize order in their medical charts.

Residents with the DNH order had significantly fewer unne...

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Does Everyone Need a Will?

Does Everyone Need a Will?

Does Everyone Need a Will?

Does Everyone Need a Will?

Does everyone need a will? The simple answer is yes. This is true even for those who believe they have no assets or savings. These individuals could die in an accident and their estate could litigate and receive a substantial settlement. Without a will, who would get the money?

There are almost always assets that upon ones death need to be distributed, rent deposits, checking accounts, medical reimbursements and random financial assets that always turn up. These checks will be made out to the deceased. How will the heirs get them cashed?

If the deceased had a will they would have named an executor who would cash the checks, pay off credit...

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CMS Delays HCBS Rule for Three Years

CMS Delays HCBS Rule for Three Years

CMS Delays HCBS Rule for Three Years

CMS Delays HCBS Rule for Three Years

CMS delays HCBS rule for three years. This provides an additional three years to comply with the home and community based services for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The new time line was announced in an informational bulletin from Brian Neale, director of the agency’s Center for Medicaid and Chip services moves the deadline from March 17,2019 to March 17, 2022.

In 2014 new reimbursement rules for home and community based settings was established with the goal of having beneficiaries be able to receive services that would be more easily integrated into community based programs rather than skilled nursing facilities. Numerous

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Missing Payroll Based Journaling Deadlines Will Effect Ratings

Missing Payroll Based Journaling Deadlines Will Effect Ratings

Missing Payroll Based Journaling Deadlines Will Effect Ratings

Missing Payroll Based Journaling Deadlines Will Effect Ratings

Nursing Facilities missing payroll based journaling deadlines will effect their Five Star ratings if they miss two deadlines in a row. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid issued this warning earlier this week. This warning comes only two weeks prior to the May 15th submission deadline for data from the second fiscal quarter.

Officials from the Centers from Medicare and Medicaid warned skilled Nursing facility operators that they should not wait to the last minute to submit staffing data...

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner And Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner And Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner And Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner And Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program prepares advanced practice nurses to manage the care of the patient from birth to 21 years of age and their family, in a changing health care system. Emphasis is on health promotion and management of the acute and chronically ill pediatric patient. The pediatric nurse practitioner provides leadership and promotes research in development of health care services for children in the community...
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Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safe?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safe?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safe?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safe?

Are electronic cigarettes really safe? Can they be as harmful as the real thing? Electronic cigarettes are definitely making waves among smokers in today’s society as a healthy alternative to the vice. However, many remain skeptical as to how safe this cigarette substitute really is. Significant research has yet to be done with regard the real health risks involved in smoking electronic cigarettes. This being the case, claims of safety among users, as well as among non-users who happen to inhale the expelled vapors have yet to be fully confirmed.

It is only in recent years that the popularity of the electronic ciga...

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