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How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

How can I pay for home health care and other caregiving services?

Ask your provider: Most health care facilities deal with companies that provide home health care. Although these services have a limitation by most insurances your pcp or health provider could recommend one of these companies if they provide a private service. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hipaa (Definition)

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a US law that outlines privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information that is accessed by health ...Read more


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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...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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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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What effect will the new health care program have on the health professions, like doctors and nurses?

What effect will the new health care program have on the health professions, like doctors and nurses?

Don't know: That has yet to be determined. The details of the final plan and whatever is upheld in court and/or by referendum is not yet known. ...Read more

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Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more

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Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

It depends: Palliative care can be provided in all these settings. If some symptoms are too severe, e.g., pain, it may be necessary to hospitalize the patient. ...Read more

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I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?

Web search: The web has lot's of information from reviews to websites sponsored by many international health agencies. A focused search will help you in your quest. ...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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Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens workers?

Traveling health professions: why do the sites need locum tenens  workers?

Personnel shortages: Some areas need to use locum tenems healthcare personnel to fill job vacancies. Fortunately, many healthcare workers enjoy traveling and sharing their expertise. ...Read more

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What constitutes interference of health care? Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

What constitutes interference of health care?  Facility wants to evict elderly resident due to visits from friend allegedly interfering with her care.

The answer: is a LEGAL one NOT a "medical" one! 'Interfering" needs definition and more information needed to define! Forcing the RESIDENT out does NOT seem "fair"!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...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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Can you tell me, are mental health services, dental and normal gp visits free and covered by the nhs?

Can you tell me, are mental health services, dental and normal gp visits free and covered by the nhs?

Free: Under aca it depends on your plan. Please call your plan/ask your local med/dental societies. ...Read more

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Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...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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How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

How do primary care providers involve support groups when planning for patient's care?

Often through social: workers, online communities or through office personnel. Support groups are everywhere and usually free. United Way in my area forms the connection hub to most, but County hotlines are very helpful. Some cities even have special phone lines for available services. San Diego has 211. Some psychologists form their own support groups out of existing patient pools. Be creative. ...Read more