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10 Terrifying Healthcare Statistics

The Texas Medical Center surveyed 5,000 people across the United States and found that the #1 reason for poll participation in the upcoming midterm elections will be, you guessed it, healthcare. While this interest in healthcare is certainly encouraging, there’s more to the healthcare picture than just cost to patients. In the spirit of Halloween…

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Medical Record Retrievals: Why Outsource?

Medical records can be requested for several reasons, with the most common being a) for litigation purposes, and b) for medical record reviews. These highly coveted bundles of documentation are the focal point of many insurance related trials, and of course, documentation reviews sanctioned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and various…

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The Best (& Worst) States for Healthcare

In a 2017 survey, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 88.1% of the American population has a primary care physician or a fixed provider for medical care. Despite these impressive numbers, the United States falls behind on significant healthcare measures. Nationwide statistics such as this are few and far in between for Americans, as…

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This Month in Healthcare

Healthcare is constantly in a state of transition, and it doesn’t take the summers off. July has seen several CMS announcements, innovations, and healthcare fraud busts. Hot off the digital presses, Advize has rounded up this month’s biggest stories so far. 2018-07-19 – IHS Launches Opioids Website The Indian Health Services launched their new opioid…

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Should All Office Visits Be Created Equal?

Physicians have had no reservations making their aversion to paperwork known, as evidenced by countless essays criticizing documentation requirements and the time management hurdles imposed by these steep expectations. Many discounted the protests of physicians, attributing their disdain to laziness; or something even more sinister: a scapegoat for non-compliance, errors, and even fraud. As the…

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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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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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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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Should Doctors Ask Patients About Gun Ownership?

A recent anti-Rick Scott television ad has been causing controversy and sparking some intense conversation in the wake of the Parkland, FL tragedy. The advertisement, which recently went into circulation discusses Parkland, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and the Ft. Lauderdale events targets Rick Scott for his involvement in legislation that prevented care providers, including mental…

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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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