Experts predict 2019 will be the year that Americans start seeing dramatic change at all levels of the healthcare industry, including managed healthcare systems, hospitals, medical groups and private medical practices. The most profound transformations involve technology, compliance, value-based healthcare, analytics, human resources and marketing. The changes are expected to place short-term demands on the industry, but ultimately deliver better healthcare and financial stability.Read More
Saving lives with check processing services? The claim is ambitious, for sure, but this article makes a solid case in proving the point. Nevertheless, we look forward to receiving feedback in the “Comments” section after viewers have assessed the content. As the saying goes, “you be the judge.”Read More
Each October, U.S. medical professionals congregate for sessions, certification and socials at the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) annual conference. This year’s “premier healthcare event” — MGMA17 — provides both standard and specialized content for all industry affiliates from CEOs and medical directors to office managers and students. With wide-ranging educational sessions, a platform for networking, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest medical tools and services, MGMA17 is a must-attend conference for medical professionals.Read More
One fifth of Americans age 12 and over have reported hearing loss to some degree, according to a study by Hamilton Hearing, LLC. As of 2011, over 30 million people have reported hearing problems and 48 million people that have lost hearing in one ear, not including the 1,000 infants born with hearing problems.
Hearing aid dealers now offer a wide variety of products that can help the hearing impaired. This list includes customizable hearing aids, support for kids and the latest in hearing aid technology. Here are a few of the outstanding hearing aid manufacturers as well as the seven most common types of hearing aids.Read More
From “creating the medical school of the future” to “claims processing and practice review,” the website of the American Medical Association provides a wealth of information for all physicians, but especially those operating private-practice medical offices. CrossCheck — a company committed to payment industry solutions — reviews highlights under the Practice Management tab, particularly the sections concerning payments and revenue.Read More
For healthcare providers, patient well-being is the number one priority, but the ability to provide affordable services and receive fair compensation is crucial to their continued success. With medical costs remaining as a primary consumer concern, the CrossCheck editorial staff takes a closer look at the services and requirements of one popular option, CareCredit.Read More
Do you or a loved one qualify for Medicaid long-term care programs? State by state, Medicaid program eligibility and coverage requirements vary. In the interactive “Medicaid Long Term Care Guide,” Arizona organization Senior Planning dissects the medical resources of all 50 states.
The goal of Medicaid long-term care programs is to support blind, disabled and aged individuals. With so many patient choices, the CrossCheck editorial team decided to examine the requirements and resources available to Californians.Read More
It resembles a plump R2-D2 from Star Wars at idle and a tall patio propane heater while powered up. Despite those unflattering visuals, a germ-zapping robot from San Antonio, Texas is living up to the hype that has overtaken the healthcare profession like wildfire.
The robot destroys viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores in less than 10 minutes per room where speed is an asset to cleaning operations. Launched in 2010, Xenex has garnered broad recognition in late 2016 as it approaches the 400 mark in hospitals using the robots.Read More
The world rate of diabetes has risen nearly 400% since 1980. The World Health Organization's first global report on diabetes reveals that 422 million people in the world — up from 108 million in 1980 — were diagnosed with diabetes in 2014. Type 2 diabetes accounts for the majority of those diagnosed, largely resulting from excess body weight and physical inactivity. Released April 7 for World Health Day, the 88-page report revealed that Type 2 diabetes, once seen only in adults, is increasingly occurring in children and young people.Read More