California and Washington Lead with Record Enrollments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) calls for every citizen of the United States to be covered by some form of health insurance by the end of the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) in February 2015. Because of the nature of the mandate, a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) was opened to add a grace period …

The Business of Online Prescriptions

With the rising healthcare costs in America, and specifically prescription drugs, many seek relief by purchasing prescription drugs online. People have turned to cheaper online alternatives for clothes, books, hotel reservations, and more; online prescription drug purchases are quickly becoming a solution for pharmacy needs. Some health insurance programs even offer buying prescription drugs online …

Hospital Readmission Rates are Down

Hospital Readmission Rates are Down New data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services shows that there has been improvement in hospital readmission rates over the last several years. While hospital readmission rates have been steady over the last five years, these new numbers show a small but significant readmission downturn in recent times. …

What health insurance options do seniors have?Medicare? AARP?

Health Insurance Options for the ElderlyWhen it comes to the health insurance needs of elderly Americans, some folks believe that Medicare is fully sufficient coverage and that no more thought needs to be given to the matter. Sadly, for many older individuals this coverage fails to substantially meet their varied medical coverage needs and additional …

Are There EMR Incentives Outside of Medicare and Medicaid?

  The short answer (at least for now) is not really. The ARRA EHR stimulus money is provided through Medicare and Medicaid programs as “bonuses” for those who show “meaningful use”  of a “certified EHR.” With that said, there are some grants available for special situations. For example, they have a beacon communities program which …