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What Your Insurance Needs to Pay for Your Medical Equipment

Home medical equipment (HME) ranges the spectrum from incontinence supplies and breathing apparatuses to hospital beds and a variety of mobility devices. There are a few different ways to get the medical equipment and supplies you or a loved one may need; however, some items are not covered by insurance.

Healthcare Fraud Making You Sick? Five Facts You Need To Know

The U.S. healthcare industry loses billions every year due to fraud, abuse, and administrative waste. Here are five startling facts on healthcare fraud. 1. $225 billion of the $750 billion in healthcare spending was wasted on fraud, unnecessary services, and excessive administrative costs. According to researchers, in 2009 roughly 30 percent of the total healthcare [...]

Can Local Pharmacies Compete Against Mail-Order Pharmacies?

“Hey _________  , order me more laundry detergent.” Fill in the blank with Google, Alexa, or Siri and experience the most efficient mode of technology to date in terms of purchasing items from the comfort of your home. The trend is common practice for most people and quickly becoming the new norm for shopping. All industries [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:24:58+00:00February 7th, 2019|All, Blog, For Patients, For Suppliers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Wearables Are Transforming the Healthcare Industry Today

We often think of innovations as occurring in the perpetual future, but wearables are changing the healthcare industry today, even as you’re reading this article. These devices, often no larger than a watch, can track your blood pressure, heart rate and more—and wearables’ impact in healthcare is just getting started. Below, we briefly cover the [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:25:08+00:00July 30th, 2018|All, For Patients, Tech, Technology|0 Comments

The 12 Benefits of Having Your Doctor at Your Fingertips

While telehealth services have been around for more than four decades, in the past few years the explosion of healthcare technology has really caused a boom in patient-centered telemedicine solutions. As defined by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), telemedicine is “the remote delivery of health care services and clinical information using telecommunications technology. This includes [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:25:16+00:00June 15th, 2018|All, For Patients, Technology|2 Comments

The Best Time of Year to Book Your Doctors’ Appointments

Struggling to get in to see your physician? Worried about long wait times? Or maybe in between providers and not feeling positive about your search for a new practitioner? While the traditional healthcare system can be slow and frustrating, healthcare is changing. More practitioners are adopting virtual care models and apps that allow patients to [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:25:24+00:00May 30th, 2018|All, For Patients|0 Comments

8 Questions to Ask Your General Practitioner During Your Annual Exam

You don’t get a whole lot of time to spend with your doctor. Best case scenario, you’re in his or her office for a total of 20 minutes per year, usually during your annual exam. Because you probably don’t have unlimited access to your physician, you’ve got to make every minute of your checkup count. [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:25:31+00:00May 20th, 2018|All, For Patients|0 Comments

Happening Now: What a Second Wave of the Flu Could Mean

When it comes to flu season, there’s some good news and bad news to report. The good news is that we’re over the hump of flu season and that most areas will start to see a plunge in the number of flu cases reported. On the other hand, there’s a whole new virus to look [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:27:33+00:00May 16th, 2018|All, For Doctors, For Patients|1 Comment

The Importance of Face-To-Face Interactions with Your Doctor

These days, there are so many ways to communicate with your doctor, from in-person visits to video checkups to instant messages. Having various access points to your medical professional is important because it makes healthcare more flexible—if you’re able to squeeze in a digital visit in between errands or meetings at work, why not? If [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:27:38+00:00May 15th, 2018|All, For Patients|1 Comment

Seven Qualities of a Reputable General Practitioner

Choosing a new doctor is one of those weird things in life that shouldn’t be complicated but is actually extremely complicated. Not only do you have to find a doc whose medical philosophy aligns with your own and one who’s equipped to handle your specific medical history, but you also have to consider which doctors [...]

By |2019-06-12T16:27:42+00:00April 24th, 2018|All, For Patients|1 Comment
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