The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long anticipated Omnibus HIPAA final rule which contains regulations for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical … [Read more...] about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR
Gone are the days of the family doctor making house calls in the middle of the night. The old country physician, who often took farm animals or produce as payment, has given way to a complex and sometimes overwhelming medical network. Today we have to deal with specialists for every part of the body as well as technicians, laboratory assistants, and a variety of other health professionals. Indeed, today "family practice" is itself a specialty.
The challenge to us as patients is to understand the health-care system ahead of time before we need it. We have certain responsibilities-and rights-within that system. Decide now: Do you have the proper insurance? Are you getting timely examinations? Have you chosen a doctor with whom you feel comfortable? The more you take care of now, the less you'll have to worry about in the event of an illness. You'll be doing the best thing: taking control of your own health.
Progress on Wait Times The Canadian government is implementing a plan to increase access and reduce wait times for major health services. These targets will serve as important goals for hospitals, … [Read more...] about Canadian Health Care System Wait Times
Wellbeing back up plan Humana Inc said on Monday that it would sell its Concentra dire consideration and exercise based recuperation administrations unit for about $1 billion to private value firm … [Read more...] about Humana sold Concentra medical center for $1 billion dollars
COMPARISON OF INTEGRATED SHIELD PLANS Important Information All material included in this website is of a general nature. It is intended for education and informational purposes only. The … [Read more...] about SINGAPORE MEDISHIELD LIFE
Patients who are active participants in their own care tend to get the best results. Here's how to ensure that you get the kind of medical attention you deserve. VISITING THE DOCTOR Before you … [Read more...] about THE INFORMED PATIENT