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An Accurate Definition of Wellness

Posted by Copatient on Jul 27, 2016

Making phone calls to clear up a medical bill is not usually an enjoyable or easily accomplished task. Between the undecipherable billing codes, long call wait times and stringent processes, the frustrating back and forth required to resolve a medical billing question can be exhausting and stressful, to say the least. Consider the hassle associated with resolving one medical bill and imagine what HR departments and Benefits Managers must go through when trying to assist with hundreds or even thousands of claims.

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Topics: Uncategorized

Employers Question the ROI of Wellness Programs

Posted by Copatient on Jul 13, 2016

Over the past several years, there has been a big uptick in companies offering “Wellness Programs” as one of many employee benefits. Perks like weekly yoga classes, onsite massages, free pedometers, and even more tactical programs like employee flu shots and 24/7 nurse hotlines, are seemingly a good way for employers to complement financial compensation and ensure they remain competitive in the benefits area. And while employees can benefit from this breadth of services, a big question begs if and exactly how, employers are benefitting from wellness programs.

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Topics: HR

How Obamacare Affects Consumers

Posted by Copatient on Jun 07, 2016

When you discovered that Obamacare was going to provide health insurance to millions of Americans, what was your reaction?

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Topics: Knowledge Sharing

Top Medical Billing Errors

Posted by Copatient on Jun 01, 2016

The Affordable Care Act has addressed some healthcare issues, but many of the common medical billing errors persist causing concern for healthcare providers, patients and the employers that ultimately sponsor health coverage for many in this country.

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Topics: Health Plan

5 Tips for Staying Well This Spring

Posted by Copatient on May 31, 2016

According to PreventDisease.com, preventable illness makes up approximately 80% of all disease, and it’s the main cause for eight out of nine deaths.

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Topics: Uncategorized

5 Questions To Ask Before Filling a Prescription

Posted by Donna Fitzgerald on May 31, 2016

When visiting the doctor, it’s natural to entrust them with our health, and view them as the experts.; However, it is always okay, and your right as a patient, to ask any questions you may have. Sometimes doctors prescribe medication we may not need, and this can certainly do more harm than good. According to West Virginia IVC filter lawyers at Mani, Ellis, & Layne, PLLC, when a doctor prescribes the wrong medicine or administers the wrong dosage, patients can suffer from long-term injury, disability, or even death.

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Topics: General Health, Knowledge Sharing, prescription

5 Questions To Ask Before Filling a Prescription

Posted by Donna Fitzgerald on May 31, 2016

When visiting the doctor, it’s natural to entrust them with our health, and view them as the experts.; However, it is always okay, and your right as a patient, to ask any questions you may have. Sometimes doctors prescribe medication we may not need, and this can certainly do more harm than good. According to West Virginia IVC filter lawyers at Mani, Ellis, & Layne, PLLC, when a doctor prescribes the wrong medicine or administers the wrong dosage, patients can suffer from long-term injury, disability, or even death.

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Topics: General Health, Knowledge Sharing, prescription

7 Causes of Financial Toxicity

Posted by Jess Maxwell on May 24, 2016

This is part 2 of Wellist's Financial Toxicity series. In the last post, we defined and discussed financial toxicity in oncology. Check it out here! This edition will discuss the 7 main causes of financial toxicity in oncology.

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Topics: Consumer

Your Health Insurance Options If You’re 65 and Still Working

Posted by Copatient on May 17, 2016

One in 10 Americans over the age of 65 is still working. For most, their employer-sponsored healthcare plans will continue to pay their health insurance premiums.

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Topics: Knowledge Sharing

YouCaring: Providing Free, Compassionate Crowdfunding for Medical Needs

Posted by YouCaring on May 16, 2016

By: Paige Kutilek, YouCaring

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Topics: News