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Good news for the heart: Top cardiac advances and initiatives

Good news for the heart: Top cardiac advances and initiatives

As I discussed in part 1 of this two-part blog, the annual February observance of American Heart Month is a perfect time for providers, patients and payers alike to be reminded of things that can improve our chances of avoiding the country’s leading killer — cardiovascular disease or CVD.

Celebrate Heart Month ’20 with Life’s Simple 7

Celebrate Heart Month ’20 with Life’s Simple 7

Heart Month is a particularly appropriate time to celebrate the victories we’ve made against this leading killer, and rededicate ourselves to put information into the hands of patients (and, heck, remind ourselves) to improve our heart health by living better. Some helpful resources follow.

Healthcare news you can use v.1

Healthcare news you can use v.1

CVS debuts program for diabetic meds with no out of pocket …Drug shortages decline, but many issues still unresolved…ONC releases updated Health IT Playbook to address clinician burnout…As primary care visits drop, worries about preventive care, care mgmt…

Opioid epidemic ’20: Crisis update, and steps for providers

Opioid epidemic ’20: Crisis update, and steps for providers

Most of us are acutely aware of our country’s ongoing opioid epidemic. We read or hear about it — and providers deal with it — virtually every day.
No wonder. Overdose deaths continue to reach new all-time highs (no pun intended), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now reporting that 130 Americans are dying each day due to opioid overdoses, many involving prescriptions.

5 requirements of CPC+: Care management (function 2)

5 requirements of CPC+: Care management (function 2)

This blog is the second in a five-part series that will help you review your current CPC+ implementation. Now that we’re 2 to 3 years into the program, you can review what has and hasn’t been working for your practice with the help of these guides.