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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

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Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Opinions on current health care options for sex workers?

Please clarify: What are you really asking? About insurance? Sex workers need routine care from a good trusted family physician that knows about STDs and screening for HPV related cancers. One who can provide appropriate birth control as well. ...Read more

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Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

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How can health care deductible work?

How can health care deductible work?

You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more

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What caregivers can provide home health care?

What caregivers can provide home health care?

Home Health: Qualifications for home health-when the patient is confined to the house like bedridden, cannot ambulate, no means of transportation, poor eyesight, difficulty taking medications etc. Ask around in your areas you are certain to find a good home health agency. Whenever they cannot take care of themselves. Usually rn come to the house to check on patients. ...Read more

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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

What kinds of services can home health care provide?

Skilled nursing/PTOT: Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping ...Read more

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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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What is a home health care provider?

What is a home health care provider?

Home health: Home health provider is usually a company that provides medical services in the home. Physical therapy and nursing care are the most common. A person who provides the care is either a registered nurse, physical therapist or health aid. ...Read more

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What impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

What  impacts doctors decision to start electronic health records implementation?

Govt regulation: Emr is being introduced in a phased manner- cms guidelines. All hospitals and offices are to implement electronic records. There are so many technical difficulties with these programs, but they are getting better. As of now, most doctors have not embraced them as well. ...Read more

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How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

Wellness program: Lowers costs by decreasing obesity and the associated htn, hypercholesterol, cardiac disease, arthritis. Smoking cessation also lowers cost by lowering pulmonary, vascular, and wound healing issues. ...Read more

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What is a health care system provider?

What is a health care system provider?

See below: Anyone who provides/delivers health care - a doctor, nurse, p.A., dentist, etc. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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What effect will the ryan health care program have on the health professions, like doctors?

Hard to say, but: The devil's always in the details. We as patients (or families of patients) always want "the best, " but are rarely aware of the real costs. Hospitals and doctors have learned to become wasteful because we're spending someone else's money, but in the end, it's really all of us who end up paying. Some sort of conscious decision-making is needed (rationing), and we'd better control our own destiny! ...Read more

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Do electronic health records bring down health care costs?

Not really: Unfortunately they only increase health care costs dramatically. While there are few undeniable benefits, the overall strain on the medical system is unsustainable. ...Read more

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How is obamas health care plan going to affect doctors?

Many ways: It is an economic certainty that this plan will lead to rationing of health care. Therefore, physicians will likely treat patients with more advanced disease. More importantly, a survey by the dpma, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients showed that 83% of doctors have considered leaving medicine because of obamacare. ...Read more

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What health care professionals are part of a cardiac rehab team?

What health care professionals are part of a cardiac rehab team?

MDs, RNs, etc: Cardiac rehab, when done right, involves physicians to set goals and monitor vital signs during activity, physical therapists to oversee exercise, and various providers to counsel on diet, smoking cessation, etc. These latter can include social workers, nutritionists, psychologists/psychiatrists, etc. ...Read more

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The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

The mental health patient profile: does it change primary care physicians' practice patterns?

A little unclear ??: Are you maybe asking whether primary care doctors treat people with mental health diagnoses differently from other patients? I'm not sure this is what you mean -- but if so, all patients should receive the same level of care. However, mental health issues do impact overall health and how able people are to participate in their care. Mental health needs consideration in the whole picture. ...Read more

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I have a 10month old baby, he is now mobile ( crawling, holding and walking) he has been falling and bumping his head a lot, almost every 3-5 days. what should I be doing for health care, is a doctor / hospital necessary each time? when do I worry?

I have a 10month old baby, he is now mobile ( crawling, holding and walking)  he has been falling and bumping his head a lot, almost every 3-5 days. what should I be doing for health care, is a doctor / hospital necessary each time? when do I worry?

Normal: baby's heads are durable and flexible, also a magnet for table corners and blunt objects. Not to worry unless the child shows a change in behavior or has nausea, vomiting or neck stiffness. Welcome to motherhood! ...Read more

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I am moving to us. What is the best health care cover? I am 28, female, in full time job who needs regular physio therapy sessions. Many thanks

I am moving to us. What is the best health care cover? I am 28, female, in full time job who needs regular physio therapy sessions. Many thanks

Ask human resources: The human resources department of the employer (or the "boss" if it's a small business) may offer several insurance plans. If only one is offered, then the employee has no other choice. If more than one is offered, then the employee can search online to see which physical therapy clinics are "in network" (contracted by the insurer to provide care). The second most important thing is the cost. ...Read more

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How's health care in kuwait?

Health care : My understanding is that oil revenues have led to progressive improvement in health care in kuwait - and that there are some excellent hospitals. ...Read more

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Lets start rejecting health care!?

Ok: Ok- go for it. Let us know how that works for you. ...Read more

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How can health care deductible work?

You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more

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What is transformational health care about?

What is transformational health care about?

Quality & Safety 1st: Over the past decade there has been a "quiet revolution" going on in healthcare as we attempt to apply many of the principles of quality improvement from other "high risk" professions to our own. The goal is to significantly reduce avoidable errors, focus on safety, improve communication, and have transparency with respect to outcomes data. It's been a slow process but care is clearly improving. ...Read more

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Who all is in the health care sector or system?

Who all is in the health care sector or system?

EVERYONE and some...: Everyone uses healthcare at some point in their lifetime--whether seeing a doc, getting your eyes checked, teeth cleaned, or buying some Motrin for headaches, we all consume healthcare dollars. Companies making medicines, equipments, build hospital/medical offices, ambulances, healthcare providers, and other workers are part of the system. It is the largest sector. I need more space to explain.. ...Read more

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Do you think obama will give us good health care ?

Do you think obama will give us good health care ?

President Obama: President obama will not be providing this health care himself, but he knows how to engage and inspire those who do the many tasks this nation needs. I am grateful that more people will have health insurance coverage than could have it before. I hope preventive and integrative health care will be included in the plans being made. I believe these can improve people's health and lower costs too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could health care deductible work?

Can you tell me how could health care deductible work?

Tricky.: Your health insurance resets yearly. Every year you have to pay the 'deductible' before your health insurance covers most services. If it is 2000$, you have to pay 2000$ before the insurance will pay for visits/ x-rays, etc... After the deductible is met, the insurance will pay for their part and you will pay your part, usually 80% them you pay 20%. Your 20% is called co-pay. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a free market in health care?

What does it mean to have a free market in health care?

Insurance: Because payment for health services is a contracted service between 3 people. You, the insurance and your healthcare team. Insurance is a highly regulated industry. Because of states regulating it in each state it can vary. Inequity between state insurances and what they will do to get and give you a policy. Free market can buy what you need. ...Read more

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What's a free online health care power of attorney form?

What's a free online health care power of attorney form?

Check this resource: Most states have free downloadable advance directive forms which usually include documentation required for officially naming your healthcare power of attorney . Click here for your free online state advance directive: http://tinyurl.Com/44oywho i also wrote an educational blog on how to choose and educate your health care power of attorney http://tinyurl.Com/9moa5gj. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is indus health care+ a good health plan ?

Can you tell me is indus health care+ a good health plan ?

Depends.: The best answer will be a health care plan that is taken by healthcare providers close to where you live. Other relevant things to look for are deductible and co-payment. Call local doctors if you don't have one and see if they accept that insurance. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to obtain free mental health care?

Is there anything i can do to obtain free mental health care?

For free counseling: Try your local mental health center, a local college or university with a psychology training program, or a local medical school with a psychiatry training program. The mental health center may have a sliding fee based on income. The training programs may provide services to community people as training for their students. ...Read more

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What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable ?

What are types of bills causing health care to be unaffordable ?

HEALTHCARE ?: Watch the movie SICKO by Michael Moore. The bulk of the money is kept by insurance companies . The CEO'S of most companies make 5-10 million/Yr. The companies are for profit. The business adage is to improve profit, cut costs. The insurance companies have no system of checks and balances. They arbitraliy make decisions with no medical knowledge. The President would have to make a stand to change ...Read more

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Why is cultural competency important for health care professionals?

Understand the: patient. Culture affects on how we communicate and the same words mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures a woman may not wish to see a male doctor. In some cultures the person may not feel comfortable in questioning a person in authority such as a doctor. Cultural competence is essential for effective communication with the patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best health care plan for family of four?

Can you tell me what is the best health care plan for family of four?

Best you can afford.: Usually price will vary with benefits. Try to get a family plan with a relatively low deductible. At your age, you're at low risk for major medical condition, which means if you can't afford 'the best'. Go for something that covers for Oh, Oh moments, and cover your medical expenses out of pocket. Make sure your local doctors/ hospitals accept the insurance.. ...Read more

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Where can I get an official durable power of attorney for health care?

Where can I get an official durable power of attorney for health care?

Hospital: One way is to ask the case management/social work dept at your local hospital. They should have the documents and can walk you through it. You can also go online to your state bar website to download one. There are some popular websites for legal help that may have one for your state. Lastly, you can see an attorney to get one. They also can help you fully execute it (notary, filing, etc.). ...Read more