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Advanced illness care reduces costs through integrated care, without reducing the quality of care

Advanced illness care reduces costs through integrated care, without reducing the quality of care

By Gwen Cooper With the repeal, replace or repair of the ACA as a top conversation among legislators, regulators, providers, payers and consumers, the opportunity to disrupt the fragmented healthcare system is now. This can be accomplished through the adoption of innovative, sound programs that bend the cost curve and provide increased value to both

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

By Ben Keeton At one Kentucky hospital, people are bringing in their own heroin and shooting up with patients. That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators in the Capitol Annex. He was among

Local marketing experts work to engage today’s patients

You might have heard that our nation’s healthcare system is evolving. This backdrop of near-constant change in healthcare brings challenges and opportunities for hospital executives and marketing professionals. Marketers are moving away from old tactics, such as explicitly sales-y content and press releases, and moving towards newer tactics, such as thought leadership and omnichannel campaigns.

Physician Spotlight: Meet Maher Kassis, MD, with Mercy Primary Care-Irvine.

Fast Facts Hometown: Damascus, Syria Family: Shaza (wife) Layth (son) Hobbies: Hunting and soccer. Education: Damascus University in Syria and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Kentucky   Medical News: Why did you become a doctor?   Maher Kassis: It’s rewarding for me to be a part of this healing ministry. MN: Why did you choose this specialty?   

New guidelines for dental offices

By Jennifer Cave The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently finalized technology-based pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury and other metals from dental offices into municipal wastewater treatment plants, also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) determined that dental practices discharge over five tons

Newly formed Unit will investigate and prosecute fraud related to opioid prescribing and dispensing

  By: René Savarise and Peter Thurman Combatting the opioid epidemic in the U.S. is a top priority for federal and state agencies in 2017. On August 10, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency and committed to expending a lot of time, effort and money to combat the crisis.

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