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Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Yes, check national : There are online courses, non-credit courses, some associated with emt training, and in each state it varies. It would be best to apply with a national organization: www.Nhanow.Com, www.Aspt.Org/phlebotomy.Html. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more

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Immigration medical exam?

Immigration medical exam?

Basic exam: The immigration medical exam is a basic physical to insure the applicant is in reasonable health. It is also used to make sure the applicant has no communicable (infectious) diseases. ...Read more

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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...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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What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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Who pays for the medical costs?

Who pays for the medical costs?

Person getting care: The person getting medical care pays for his doctors, his tests, and his medicines . . . Because he is getting the services. However, as a community and a society, we want to have the healthiest, happiest population possible. So, there are insurance, governmental, and non-profit systems set up to help everybody afford good medical care without causing financial hardship (idealistically speaking!). ...Read more

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What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more

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Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?

Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?

What do you think ??: That issue to the best my knowledge ( I am fmg ) never comes among the doctors , discussions were never who is superior, as all of them take same examination, pass same speciality boards , most of fmgs practice in under served areas , others unwilling to go. If some says is superior is only due one's bios & prejudice which is not rampant pt will decide whom to choose or don't care. ...Read more

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Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Go there: The best thing is to go there and complete their records release form and show id. You can also send in proof of identity and a signed request for records - if they will accept that. Regardless, they are permitted to charge you a per page photocopying/printing fee. ...Read more

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Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Personal medical records? How private are they?

Should be private: Personal medical records are ought to be private and confidential. If you are storing on a web site make sure the site has good security. The doctors offices and the hospitals are already aware of the hippa policies and they do not divulge any information except for purposes of insurance companies and other referring doctors. ...Read more

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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch.In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more

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What medical insurance covered the guam and philippines ?

What medical insurance covered the guam and philippines ?

Insurance: The best way to find the insurance that works for you it to do a web search. -residents of guam are not required to buy insurance under the health care law. -for good questions about coverage, look at http://www.Healthcare.Gov/. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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