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What You Need To Know About Silent Heart Attacks

Many people are aware of the common signs of a heart attack. Chest discomfort, shooting pains through the right arm, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting are all widely regarded as red flags. When we and our loved ones experience these potentially life threatening symptoms, we know that seeking out medical attention is imperative to…

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The 5 Essentials to a Happy and Healthy Summer

As the summer months draw near, you may be planning your next family BBQ, pool day, or outdoor adventure. Often times, we forget about our health and well-being during this time of excitement. While we may be having a blast with our friends and family, it is important that we take our health into consideration….

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The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency (ICD-10 CM Diagnosis Code E55.9) is an overlooked diagnosis for a number of alarming symptoms and afflictions.  Depression, fatigue, anxiety, kidney disease, weakened immune system, and even psoriasis have been known to manifest as a result of vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D is classified as fat-soluble secosteroids that enhance the absorption of several…

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2016 Update: OIG/OCR Audit Process

OCR’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program: Although the ever-expanding use of health information technology in health care provides many benefits, in turn it poses new risks to consumer privacy. To ensure HIPAA compliance, HITECH requires HHS to perform periodic audits of covered entities and business associates. In 2011 and 2012, OCR conducted a…

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The Hopeful Future of Sharing Behavioral Health Data

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is launching a pilot program to improve patient information exchange between providers and caregivers. This program is designed in a way that once consent is given by patients, their Behavioral Healthcare Information will be shared with long term care providers and hospitals. The newly accessible documents will summarize…

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Patient Privacy within a Complex Eco-System

Our managing director, Jeanmarie Loria, shares the various types of data flowing through the healthcare eco-system and how it affects patient privacy. The following is an excerpt from the article: “Modern medicine has to deal with massive numbers of patients and the routes taken by patient data are often highly convoluted, complex and open to…

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An Advize Valentine’s Day Story

Advize’s Client Project Manager, Christina Martin, had a Valentine’s Day experience that she would like to share. The following is her story: Some of you may think of Valentine’s Day as chocolates, flowers and relationships. For me, I think of it differently. One year ago I was telling my sister-in-law that I had not had…

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What Constitutes “Supervision” of Diagnostic Tests?

If you work in healthcare, it is assured you’ve heard the term supervision a lot. Non-Physician Practitioners are supervised, Physician supervised services, general supervision, direct supervision, personal supervision. In the suite, out of the suite, counter signature. These are elements of supervision, and are exactly what adds to the layers of confusion regarding supervision. Special…

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Our Oral Health is Determined by Our Zip Code

If you were ever subjected to the unsavory fluoride treatments at the dentist as a child, you’re probably one of many who are relieved to be receiving the same dental benefits in a manner that doesn’t assault your taste buds!  Now that fluoridated water is circulating through about 75% of public water lines, the population…

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