In Honor of Heart Healthy Awareness Month

Roughly 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack every year, some occurring without any warning signs and those who survive often have permanently weakened heart muscles and there is a higher risk of having another one which can be fatal. Women are less likely to survive heart attacks than men and studies are being done to learn more, some analogies are that women don’t seek or receive treatment as soon as men

Healthcare Staffing Shortages

The spread of the COVID-19 and variants has prolonged the shortage of workers across the healthcare industry, straining hospital profitability and adding to burnout rates. Providers across the country are struggling with staffing shortages combined with long hours and increasing administrative burdens that has contributed to staff burnout, turnover, and shortages-even before the pandemic.

Retail Healthcare

Physicians are up against the retail health-care options that are bringing a new type of competition where patients find that it is more convenient to go to a retail market than waiting at a physician’s office. The entrance of Amazon, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens into the retail health market is causing a disruption across the country.

The Importance of Credentialing

The provider is responsible for getting the required information to the person who will be overseeing the process. In most healthcare organizations, this will be a designated credentialing expert, such as a medical staff coordinator for larger facilities, or a practice manager or business office manager for smaller facilities and private practices.

What Questions to Ask a Medical Billing Company

Partnering with a medical billing company is a big decision. There are a lot of choices out there. You may have some questions that are specific to your needs, but the following questions should apply to any practice.

Do they have an accredited compliance plan in place? Are they HIPAA compliant? What are their security protocols?

What will it cost? This is always the main thing on everyone’s mind.

How Contaminated is Your Mask?

We have become accustomed to wearing a mask as a barrier to protect us from viruses, but as we move into cold and flu season, have you thought of what kind of contamination is in both the inside and outside of the mask, especially when sneezing and coughing inside of a mask worn for several hours.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Medical researchers are working to find better ways to detect, prevent, and treat breast cancer, in order to educate on how to implement the best quality of life for patients and survivors. According to recent studies, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

Mandate for Front Line Workers to Vaccinate

The right to follow your doctor’s advice or government mandates for the vaccine is the controversial question looming for many front-line workers? Nurses and other front-line staff were leaving because of burnout or lucrative out-of-state temporary work and now even more plan to resign or be terminated based on the vaccine mandate.

Evidence with Booster Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a booster dose to enhance the efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, starting as soon as September 20 for individuals at least eight months after their second vaccine dose (it has not been recommended yet for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).