congestive heart failure

The OD’s role with new diabetes drugsIt is important for eyecare providers to be familiar with these new drugs and findings. We often see patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and high CV risk, and we are in a position to help counsel our patients about new treatments—and even suggest that appropriate patients have conversations with their primary-care physicians, endocrinologists and cardiologists.
What providers need to do to improve chronic care
What providers need to do to improve chronic careA West survey finds that an overwhelming number of chronic care patients say they need help managing their disease.
Experience Brief: Desert Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy partnering with hospital to reduce readmissions among CHF patientsDesert Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy inside Desert Regional Medical Center, a 387-bed tertiary acute care hospital located in Palm Springs, California. Desert Regional Medical Center, which has attained the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its congestive heart failure program, has reduced readmission rates by 17% among congestive heart failure (CHF) patients through a close partnership with Desert Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy.
ICD-10 readiness: Coding congestive heart failureAvoiding coding mistakes in ICD-10 by highlighting the major changes from ICD-9
Chronic care management of three ailments could save Medicare billions
Chronic care management of three ailments could save Medicare billionsEven modest improvements in continuity can lead to substantial savings.
Humana leads telehealth pilot targeting CHF patientsA nine-month telehealth pilot program was launched by Humana and AMC Health to evaluate clinical and financial outcomes of home-based monitoring for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients.