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Tips For Medicare's Tricky Open Enrollment Season - Forbes

Tips For Medicare's Tricky Open Enrollment Season - Forbes | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Tips For Medicare's Tricky Open Enrollment Season
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In the midst of the government shutdown and the launch of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) health exchanges, Medicare's open enrollment season begins Tuesday October 15.
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Colorado Patient Navigator Training

The Colorado Patient Navigator Training Program offers a full curriculum designed to build patient navigator skills and knowledge. Courses relate to issues navigators deal with every day and are taught by patient navigation experts.

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Congress curbs Medicare | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News

Congress curbs Medicare | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Sequestration on Medicare – It sounds like a boring, unbearable topic that can only be totally understood by lawyers, economists, politicians, and etc., but.
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Medication abuse strategy calls for more monitoring of prescriptions

Medication abuse strategy calls for more monitoring of prescriptions | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
With Canada battling a growing crisis of prescription drug abuse, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has released a 10-year plan aimed at curbing the misuse while also ensuring that those who legitimately need the medications can still access...
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At age 3, PPACA is bratty child. It favors the system and not the patients

At age 3, PPACA is bratty child. It favors the system and not the patients | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Read one physicians viewpoint on the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (PPACA): healthcare reform doesn't serve the patient. (At age 3, PPACA is bratty child.
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Save up to 75% on your prescriptions, lab tests, and imaging services.

Save up to 75% on your prescriptions, lab tests, and imaging services. | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Start saving up to 75% on your prescription medication today.
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Sophies Choice

Sophies Choice | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
My friend and Duke colleague Chris Conover has an  op-ed in the News and Observer today on North Carolina's decision to not expand Medicaid under the auspices of the ACA. I don’t know what our stat...
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Medicaid expansion would boost Pennsylvania economy, study finds - The Hill's Healthwatch

Medicaid expansion would boost Pennsylvania economy, study finds - The Hill's Healthwatch | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Expanding Medicaid under President Obama's healthcare law would add $3 billion in economic activity and sustain more than 35,000 jobs in Pennsylvania, according to a new study.
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Doctors can feel their patients’ pain

Doctors can feel their patients’ pain | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
A novel experiment illuminates the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, providing the first data into the underlying neurobiology of the caregiver.
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Impact of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Stage and Number of Treatment Courses on Patient Health Care Costs and Utilization | Postgraduate Medicine

Impact of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Stage and Number of Treatment Courses on Patient Health Care Costs and Utilization | Postgraduate Medicine | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
The Impact of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and Treatment Courses on Patient Health Care Costs and Utilization; http://t.co/vkYX24681h
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Medicare recipients could lose telehealth benefits

Medicare recipients could lose telehealth benefits | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Medicare recipients could lose telehealth benefits - http://t.co/LtOv6Z41tm
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The tragedy of Alice

The tragedy of Alice | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
How the Work Capability Assessment costs lives - its impact on people with mental health problems is more serious than Atos have acknowledged.

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Please Help to stop PROP's Petition

Please Help to stop PROP's Petition | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
This petition is for all of us who suffer from chronic pain ! and our right to stand our ground and Have a voice in this matter! By petitioning the... (RT @ShellERRN: Pain meds limited to CA pts only?

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Reform Update: Many docs still on the fence about exchange participation - ModernHealthcare.com

Reform Update: Many docs still on the fence about exchange participation
ModernHealthcare.com
A new Medical Group Management Association survey suggests that insurance coverage does not necessarily mean healthcare access.
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PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama's vow to cover uninsured and protect Medicare ... - Washington Post

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama's vow to cover uninsured and protect Medicare ... - Washington Post | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death : NPR

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death : NPR | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
The most prestigious medical institutions now encourage patients to blog their experiences with serious illness through sites like CaringBridge and CarePages.
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DocMorris launches app to remind customers when to take their prescriptions

DocMorris launches app to remind customers when to take their prescriptions | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Pharmacy chain DocMorris has invested €200,000 in a new app that could improve medicine administration and cut down on the Irish State’s healthcare bills.
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New Patients | Spirit of Women | Spirit of Women

New Patients | Spirit of Women | Spirit of Women | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Engagement with consumers in your market is not about episodes of care – but rather establishing and nurturing a relationship with your consumers. (Patient acquisition in the new age of #healthcare reform.
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Hope for Improvement in Medicare Advantage Reimbursements for 2014

Hope for Improvement in Medicare Advantage Reimbursements for 2014 | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Here is a story from Bloomberg.  The basis of improvement in the Medicare Advantage reimbursement is that CMS can make an assumption that Congress will not allow the 25% cut to the Medicare physici...
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Health care providers react to Medicaid decision

Health care providers react to Medicaid decision | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance are left to examine Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to option federal dollars.
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Tennessee House Democrats question how hard Haslam pushed ‘Tennessee Plan’ on Medicaid expansion

Tennessee House Democrats question how hard Haslam pushed ‘Tennessee Plan’ on Medicaid expansion | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE — House Democratic leaders this morning questioned just how hard Republican Gov. Bill Haslam pushed his “Tennessee Plan” on Medicaid expansion with the Obama administration before deciding not to pursue it this session.
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Health IT: Physicians are the easy part (HIMSS meeting) - amednews.com

Health IT: Physicians are the easy part (HIMSS meeting) - amednews.com | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Doctors have financial incentives to adopt EHRs. But patients don’t. Physicians are trying to see how to get them to integrate technology into their health.
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A one-size-fits-all is the wrong approach for healthcare reform - The Hill's Congress Blog

A one-size-fits-all is the wrong approach for healthcare reform - The Hill's Congress Blog | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
Wednesday, Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.(A one-size-fits-all is the wrong approach for healthcare reform - The Hill (blog) http://t.co/LZN9jCCJth #Heathcare #Reform)...
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A victim of the current government

A victim of the current government | Patient Advocacy | Scoop.it
A victim of the current government Michael had Motor neurone disease and he started to panic when the threats began. He kept saying they are going to take our homes and money because we are ill.

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Pain Management/Medicine Question-Please help me out!Need to know what to expect at 1st appt.Best answer 10 pt

Pain Management/Medicine Question-Please help me out!Need to know what to expect at 1st appt.Best answer 10 pt What can I expect at my first Pain Management (Pain Management/Medicine Question-Please help me out!

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