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09/12/2014

Upcoming October 1st Deadline for EHR Incentive Program

Time is running out to take full advantage of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Providers must begin Meaningful Use of Certified Technology by October 1, 2014 to receive maximum incentives (up to $24,000) from the Medicare Program. 2014 is the last year that eligible professionals (EPs) can register to participate and begin demonstrating meaningful use (MU) to earn an incentive.

08/08/2014

School Wellness Policies

It’s Back to School time and one new thing parents may notice is an enhanced school wellness policy. Beginning July 1, 2014, more than 22,000 schools are now eligible to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students as part of a nationwide expansion of the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program.

05/23/2014

Preventing Inpatient Falls

Every 36 seconds a patient falls in a U.S. hospital

Inpatient falls cost the U.S. healthcare system over $20 billion annually

11/05/2013

Obamacare, Marketplace, Glitches...What Does It All Mean?

Obamacare, marketplace, glitches…there are a lot of buzzwords in the media that are leading many Americans to ask “Does this affect me?” or “Am I going to lose my healthcare?”. To help Americans interpret this information, here is a simple breakdown of what is currently going on with the Affordable Care Act and how it may affect you.

10/09/2013

Reducing Risk for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so we would like to take this time to share important information regarding how to reduce your risk. All women have about a 12% risk for developing breast cancer at some time in their lives. There are some factors that increase risk that are out of one’s control such as genetics, age or ethnicity.

09/09/2013

Simple Weight Loss Tips

Simple Weight Loss Tips Courtesy of CNN.com Health Section – author Jacque Wilson and Registered Dietician Dawn Jackson-Blatner

08/08/2013

Back to School Health Tips

In just a few short weeks, students will be returning to their classrooms for another school year. This presents a good opportunity to establish new healthy routines by evaluating your child’s sleep schedule, hygiene habits, and dietary needs. Here are some health tips to help you start a happy and healthy new school year.