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Hospitals ‘can’t afford not to’ provide value-based care

LAS VEGAS—The calls for health systems to ditch fee-for-service payment in favor of value-based models were downright urgent at this year’s Healthcare Financial Management Association conference in Las Vegas. “We can’t afford not to make the change,” David Hammer, a principal in Healthcare Performance Management Consultants’ revenue cycle and managed-care …

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How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, with Darryl Edwards

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RHR: How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, with Darryl Edwards Order Chris’s new book, Unconventional Medicine, today and receive your Special Bonus instantly. Order Like what you’re reading? Get FREE updates sent to your inbox. I hate spam too. Your …

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Fighting Perfectionism with Self-Compassion

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“Be kind to one another.” You don’t need to be a die-hard Ellen DeGeneres fan to appreciate the value of that motto. And while we’re reminded how kindness goes a long way in our everyday interactions with others, we often forget to apply it to those who need it most: …

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DIY Sandalwood Tanning Oil | Wellness Mama

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I prefer to eat my sunscreen rather than slather it on my skin… I do occasionally use my homemade sunscreen if I’m going to be out in the sun for a long time without shade or layer, but in general, I prefer to get the free vitamin D from its original source …

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Conspiracy to Hide New Data on Water Pollution

By Dr. Mercola A major government report showing widespread contamination of U.S. water supplies with toxic chemicals was kept from the public for months in order to prevent a “potential public relations nightmare.” The report, prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for …

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Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping long-term opioid treatment

Journal reference: Changes Ii Pain Intensity Following Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Sterling McPherson; Crystal Lederhos Smith; Steven K. Dobscha; Benjamin J. Morasco; Michael I. Demidenko; Thomas H. A. Meath; Travis I. Lovejoy PAIN. Publish Ahead of Print():, JUN 2018 DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001315,PMID: 29905648 Issn Print: 0304-3959 …

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Early Success in Artificial Ovary Research

An early advance in efforts to develop artificial ovaries for women with cancer who are at risk of becoming infertile has been achieved by scientists. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can damage the ovaries and leave women infertile. In some cases, all or part of the …

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Teamsters urge McKesson shareholders to reject audit chair’s re-election

Amid the tidal wave of backlash against McKesson Corp. for its role in the opioid crisis and allegedly repackaging cancer drugs, the drug distributor encountered yet another battle Monday: a letter urging its shareholders to vote against the reelection of its audit committee chair. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters—whose pension …

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Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in rehab

Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in nursing facilities after surgery and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when compared with those in traditional Medicare, according to a new report. MA enrollees on average spent five fewer days in skilled nursing facilities and received 463 fewer minutes …

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CMS proposes paying home health agencies for remote monitoring

The CMS is considering paying home health agencies for remote patient monitoring. Remote patient monitoring involves the use of digital tools to collect health data such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and electrocardiograms. “Today’s proposals would give doctors more time to spend …

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