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Hormone Therapy Puts Transgender Women at Risk

A new study on hormone therapy in transgender patients has revealed that transgender women receiving such therapies may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular problems such as strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks. The medical records of an estimated 5,000 Kaiser Health system transgender patients were reviewed, going back as far as 8 years,…

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Posted and filed under Careers, Coding.

You’re Credentialed – So What?

The following blog post was written by one of Advize Health’s most experienced auditors; Dawn Landry. No matter what we do in life, only experience makes us better. None of us walked, rode a bike, or swam perfectly the first time we tried. We had to invest time and effort into first learning and then…

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Healthcare, You Are A Creep

Healthcare, you’re a creep. You’re a weirdo. What the hell are we doing here? Our project doesn’t belong here. Was Radiohead writing about healthcare scope creep? We think yes. The key triangle in project management sets out to depict and demonstrate the constraints of a project: time, cost, and scope. The holy trinity of constraints is…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare, Payers.

What is Maternalism in Healthcare?

The United States healthcare system is responsible for several crowning achievements, modern innovations, and…failures. Among those failures is the creation of helicopter patient care. You’ve heard about helicopter parenting, the overbearing, over-anxious, micromanagement of children – but we’ve been adopting a similar philosophy when it comes to patient care and patient communication. It might be…

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Healthcare Can Help Animals, Too

This week we celebrate #LoveYourPetDay, but last week Advize celebrated the pets who don’t have homes to call their own. Earlier this month we hosted our Happy Hour Giving, involved crafting Valentine’s Day cards for under-served seniors, and a food drive for homeless animals. We first reached out to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay,…

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The High Cost of Healthcare

The United States spends $3.2 trillion on healthcare each year, more than any other country in the world. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, was recently featured in a CNN Health video that explains why healthcare in the United States is so costly. His high-level analysis of the ecosystem broke healthcare costs into these…

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Posted and filed under Business, Healthcare, Payers.

Value-Based Purchasing Still Perplexing Providers

Providers are still struggling to align with payers in the transition to value-based purchasing. Value-based purchasing is used to measure, report, and reward excellence in health care delivery. To properly incentivize high-quality care, value-based purchasing requires the cooperation of employer purchasers, public sector purchasers, health plans, and providers who are all tasked with assessing care…

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HITRUST FAQ

Q: Just what is HITRUST anyway? A: HITRUST is a common security framework (CSF) created and governed by the HITRUST Alliance, a privately held U.S. company made up of leaders from healthcare, technology, and information security. The framework is comprised of several prescriptive security controls that can be assessed to determine the level of information…

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Posted and filed under Fraud, Healthcare.

Bad Reputation: Big Pharma’s Eventful Year

Thinking back to late 2015, the pharmaceutical industry was shaken by a tsunami of criticism and vitriol, all thanks to the rapacity of Big Pharma “bad boy” Martin Shkreli. You may recall Shkreli’s ill-received decision to jack up the price of Daraprim from $13.50 a pill, to an inconceivable $750 per pill only one month…

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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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