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What Can We Learn From European Hospice Care and Life Insurance Policies?

February 8, 2016 by Charlie Kimball
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Worldwide, health care continues to be a hot topic for debate. No one can seem to agree on what system is best. In the United States, healthcare is different compared to other countries and many people long for a universal health care system like the types found in Europe and elsewhere around the globe. When it comes to hospice care and life insurance, there may be several things the United States can learn from Europe.[read more]

Are High-deductible Health Plans Working?

February 8, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

High-deductibles health plans are painful for consumers. The first several thousand dollars are borne by the individual. While we have an HSA (Health Savings Account), which confers a tax advantage, it is still painful to fork over wads of one's wages to cover medical expenses. Isn’t that what medical insurance is supposed to do?[read more]

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How the Healthcare Industry Has Reduced Aggravation For Patients

February 8, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The delivery of health care has changed significantly in recent years. Technological advances have made better treatment possible, while changes on the regulatory landscape and in the best practices for providing service have also had a significant impact. As a result, patients' lives are improving dramatically.[read more]

Six Strategies to Increase Patient Loyalty

February 8, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Acquiring new patients is a continuing challenge for doctors and healthcare providers, but perhaps the greater challenge—with longer-term rewards—is the ongoing effort to build trust and loyalty with existing patients.[read more]

Must Have Apps for Nurses

February 5, 2016 by Michael Jones
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Almost every shift, I grab my phone and look up something. Whether it’s a medication I’ve never even heard of, much less given before, or a medical condition with which I am not familiar, I look to my phone to fill me in.[read more]

Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

February 5, 2016 by David Harlow

Over the past couple of decades, the federal government has come to recognize that not every Medicare beneficiary’s health care services in a given year cost the same as every other beneficiary’s. For beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Medicare, the government pays most of the cost of that care — whether it’s a lot or a little, whether the beneficiary in question is relatively healthy or living with multiple chronic conditions.[read more]