Healthcare

Medical Bill Help: Protecting Yourself From Health Care Fraud

It’s no secret that most Americans pay a lot for nearly any kind of medical care, but a close look at factors that are driving higher health care prices in the U.S. reveals more about why medical care is so expensive these days. One element that you may not think about is health care fraud and how it impacts you.
The Cost of Fraud
Reports from health care experts show that Americans may be paying up to $80 billion per year because of health care fraud. That’s out of 2 trillion dollars spent annually, including a federal Medicare program that is estimated to be worth about $450 billion, with 44 million beneficiaries on the books.
Government entitlement programs contribute quite a bit to the problem – not necessarily because of the programs themselves but because of the abuse by disreputable providers. Because of the unique reimbursement rules for these programs, many dishonest providers are able to simply bill Medicare and another government entitlement program, Medicaid, for services and goods that were never actually provided to patients.
What is the Government’s Response?
Even though the government has been prosecuting more medical companies and practices, and has recovered over $10 billion for …

Why Health Care Practices Should Consider Outsourcing

In an ideal world, health care practices would have the time, expertise and resources to create their own newsletter marketing programs. Unfortunately, the reality is quite often the opposite.
The reputation of your health care practice is as important as the health of your patients. And just as you wouldn’t advise your patients to compromise their health by self-medicating, I wouldn’t advise you to compromise your reputation by skimping on the quality of your newsletter. The same way that you would advise your patients to see an expert (you!) about whatever is bothering them, I would advise you to work with an expert on newsletter marketing as well.
Outsourcing your medical, dental or physical therapy newsletter benefits you and your practice in the following ways:
It saves time. Creating a professional newsletter takes time-something that you, as a health care practitioner, don’t have in abundance. On top of that, patients and other health care professionals who receive your newsletter are information savvy. They can tell the difference between a hastily put together newsletter and one that you crafted to include information relevant to their concerns. If your aim is to connect with your readers, encourage them to refer patients to …

Learn How To Better Deal With Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a common ailment that many people suffer from each day. It creates a burning sensation within the body that can be unbearable. Although acid reflux can be painful, it is a perfectly treatable condition. Keep reading this article for tips that can help anyone who suffers from acid reflux.

It is important that you don’t eat too quickly if you suffer from acid reflux. The slower you eat, the better! Not only will it allow you to begin to break down the food in your stomach, it will ensure that you feel full when you really are full, something that doesn’t happen if you eat too quickly.

If you notice that spicy foods cause you problems, do not eat anything with peppers or chilies in them. This will help to prevent heartburn. At the very least, reduce the frequency with which you eat these items. You should notice an immediate difference in the way that you feel.

Did you know that losing weight can help tame the symptoms of GERD? There is scientific proof that having too much body fat leads to the release of chemicals which cause digestion not to function correctly. This can lead to …

Your Body health Is a Miracle

Our body is truly a miracle, when it is given what it needs to function at it’s optimal it will do it!
In simple terms all the body needs is clean air, clean water and clean healthy food. If we give the body these things that it requires then it can take care of itself.
Our bodies have built in systems like the lymphatic and immune systems that have the capability to remove environmental toxins from the body and also combat disease. Therefore it has the natural ability to keep itself healthy and clean.
So the question I have for you is, why aren’t our bodies healthy and clean these days?
Well I believe it is because we are not giving it the right fuel.
We are feeding our bodies chemically processed, genetically modified foods and our body is having difficulty maintaining it’s natural detoxifying mechanisms. For example our liver, it is the best filter known to clean out the impurities. The liver however needs to do it’s job properly and requires sufficient nutrients to do so. If the liver receives the nutrients required it can roughly filter about 2000 litres (540 gallons) of blood in the day. When the …

Mold Exposure, Additional Health Risk for Officers Who Work Indoors

Police officers have arguably one of the most perilous occupations in the country. However, when we consider the dangers associated with this profession, our first thoughts typically turn to violence that has been known to happen during patrol, answering calls for assistance or taking down drug dealers. Still, the serious risks for officers are not limited to the threats of the field. Officers working indoors, particularly in drug vaults and evidence rooms, are exposed to totally different, but equally hazardous conditions.
While almost no one discusses these risks, the reality is that officers working behind the scenes are faced with health risks that those in the field do not encounter. Toxins such as chemicals fumes and particulates in the air are the cause of many illnesses that continue to plague individuals long after their initial encounter. However, the fumes and particles in the air are not the only issue; mold is one of the biggest problems.
How does mold get into these areas?
Intercepted drugs, stored in plastic evidence bags or containers, collect moisture and subsequently begin to grow mold. This group of molds that are known to cause significant health problems is known as Aspergillus. Able to grow on …