|Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction|
A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow
With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years. Click Here for More ...
|Compiling ‘The Notebook’|
Finally, a free comprehensive standards ‘cleaning product’ directory is near completion for the healthcare industry
It’s not sexy, but it’s certainly important. Click Here for More ...
|Gearing up for ICD-10|
CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes
Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year. Click Here for More ...
|Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices|
Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research. Click Here for More ...
|What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean?|
Nation’s largest health insurer stiffens rules on hysterectomy coverage
UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s biggest player in the health insurance market, recently announced a policy change to narrow the rules on hysterectomy coverage. Click Here for More ...