Patients enrolled in Medicare and their health care providers and coordinating health plans should start using new Medicare Identification Numbers on new Medicare Cards that CMS recently sent to Medicare enrolled individuals rather than Social Security Numbers when conducting Medicare transactions.
Check your immunizations this week!
Safely disposing of unused medication is critical to avoid medication errors in the patient’s home without facilitating others abuse or contaminating the environment. Many Americans have unused prescriptions in their homes. Over-prescribed, adverse effects and […]
Knowing your family medical history can be an important tool to help you and your family predict and manage disease risks. A family medical history is a record of health information about a person and […]
Influenza (commonly referred to as the “flu”) continues to threaten many American families. Highly contagious, the flu can be serious or even deadly. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is urging Americans to get […]
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors rescinding 2016 guidance that specifically restricted states’ ability to take certain actions against […]
Trump Executive Order Promises Better Veteran Health Care
Practicing water safety is critical!
While living in a well-run assisted-living or other support of residential living arrangement can provide many positive social, safety and healthcare benefit for patients with declining physical or cognitive abilities, most elderly and disabled individuals dread […]
Millions of elderly and disabled Americans live in nursing, assisted living and other care facilities. While patients and their families admit patients to these facility rightly expect these care providers to appropriately and safely care […]