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Providers plan to pursue Medicare's chronic care management program

Kryptiq conducted a benchmark survey to gauge providers' pursuit of the newly available payments in light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services starting to reimburse providers last Jan. 1. Caregivers who actively manage care...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Patient blood management is a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach aimed at improving patient outcomes, preserving the blood supply, and reducing costs. By identifying patients at risk for transfusion and taking steps to maintain hemoglobin concentration, manage...

source: JAAPA

Older people with a new episode of back pain shouldn't be sent right away for X-rays or other imaging studies, new research suggests. They won't be any better off, and they'll end up with bigger bills, the researchers say. Guidelines suggest that young people with new back...

source: Reuters

For the last few years, telehealth has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the healthcare industry. With recent predictions indicating that the number of patients using telehealth will hit 7 million by the year 2018, businesses are scrambling to create devices that can...

source: By Karen R. Thomas

A new study has concluded that vitamin D supplementation is ineffective in lowering blood pressure and should not be used as an antihypertensive agent. The findings refute suggestions that the vitamin could be used as treatment for elevated blood pressure. The study, published...

source: Medical News Today

More than 2 million kidney failure patients worldwide die prematurely every year because they can't get treatment, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 123 countries with 93 percent of the world's population, and found...

source: HealthDay News

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken an important step toward a more effective treatment for some patients with sickle cell disease who require frequent transfusions. In the study, which appeared in the journal Stem Cells, researchers say they have successfully corrected...

source: By Lynn Hetzler

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