preventive care

Medicaid Expansions Mean New Roles for Pharmacists
Medicaid Expansions Mean New Roles for PharmacistsPharmacists will be the most frequent point of contact for new Medicaid patients.
Survey reveals how patients believe providers can drive better outcomesA study from West reveals interesting findings about patient engagement, prevention, wellness, and quality of care.
Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Payer-provider partnership drives value: Execs share lessons learnedHumana and Oak Street Health share the challenges and opportunities of moving away from the fee-for-service model to value-based care.
AAP updates preventive care visit guidelinesPediatricians are now being asked to add depression, HIV, and dyslipidemia screening to preventive care visits, but guideline authors say the changes will help improve efficiency.
Improving heart failure outcomes with mobile appsAt the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Zubin J. Eapen, MD discussed the movement of physician-patient communication to preventative care. Mobile communication is emerging as the new way to contact patients.
Preventive services: An underutilized resource
Preventive services: An underutilized resourceThese services can detect diseases earlier and prevent them altogether, but rates are lagging behind where they should be.
Coding Insights: Billing for preventive care and additional servicesAnswers to reader questions about coding with a new evaluation and management with modifier 25 and codes for 3D mammograms.
Engaging members for better health and lower costs
Engaging members for better health and lower costsPublic and private insurers are seizing the opportunity to devise programs that promote preventive care and positive behaviors.
"Do you own a gun?"In what may be a misguided attempt to improve patient privacy because of anecdotal reports that a limited number of healthcare providers inquired about patients’ firearms ownership, the 2011 Florida Legislature modified the Florida Statutes related to Weapons and Firearms Crimes, creating §790.338 that prohibits licensed healthcare professionals from inquiring about gun ownership or the presence of guns in the home.