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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient  physical therapy  if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...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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I have hypertention. Which job is ideal 4 me? Teacher job or administrative job of teacher training, visit schools , collect & send information of its?

I have hypertention. Which job is ideal 4 me? Teacher job or administrative job of teacher training, visit schools , collect & send information of its?

That's up to you: Your high blood pressure condition may be affected by stress, often times from the type of work we do. It's impossible to predict what job is ideal for you in the context of high blood pressure. You should ask yourself, "of these jobs I am presented with, what will be the most satisfying and gratifying career?" most likely, that will also be the job that causes you the least stress. ...Read more

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Is professional essay writing service illegal or not?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry but this is a forum for answering health questions not legal questions. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...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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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?

Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?

Yes, he's listed: Yes, i did see that name on the samhsa list of suboxone (buprenorphine) doctors in maine: http://tinyurl.Com/kku959b they are not listed in any particular order, but his name is near the bottom. That same page also shows treatment programs which offer suboxone treatment. ...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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Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Should america's health care system switch to keeping patient records online?

Sticky issue: This is a huge question. On one hand, online records can be transmitted quickly when medically needed. This could save a life. On the other hand, this quick transmission can also allow breaches of privacy that are potentially painful, embarrassing, and invasive. Balancing these things is precarious! electronic records seems to be where we're going, so we need safeguards to do it well. ...Read more

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I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

Facebook addiction: College is a time to develop your face-to-face social skills, though facebook's helpful. You are at your sexual peak, your learning peak, and your athletic peak. Set a maximum time -- i suggest 30 minutes per day -- after which you will get back to work. If this fails, some physicians will offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, others a low dose of a ssri. Cbt's liberation & great; good luck. ...Read more

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Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

Does hipaa allow facility administration to keep information from aides that work "very closely" with alf residents with c-diff?

No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary precautions to prevent its spread throughout the facility. Also the aides must gown and glove to prevent acquiring the infection themselves. ...Read more

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Is the word "pleasant" (patient) in patient notes used ironically?

No: This is used just as it sounds. Providers are in the field because we like people and we are often struck by someone who is especially delightful, kindly, charming, or pleasant in return. It makes our day and sometimes we even pop it into a note. Irony or sarcasm is not something that a provider places in a chart. I think you likely had a compliment! ...Read more

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Hospitals are experimenting on us with med students and residents?

No: That is completely incorrect. Med students see patients but may not write any orders or do any procedures without direct supervision of a doctor. Residents are physicians - they have an md or do degree & a limited license. They do treat patients but again are under the supervision & ultimate authority of a doctor that has completed training. Your question is offensive & arrogant. ...Read more

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Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Mental health expert: It sounds like you are taking medications for muscle problems like RLS and psychiatric issues as well as anxiety. Your best option is to cobnsult wiuth a neurologist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

My bf's obsessed w posting on political msgboards&checking current events/social media sites.Interferes w work,our relationship,etc.Is this addiction?

Yes: Addiction to social media is a real issue with many young people. The best way to wean such addicts is to find more exciting but helthier or more productive alternatives to spend free time ...Read more

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Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

Will zaleplon show in drug test by department of state police for zolpidem, barbituates, opioids and other acidic neutral or basic drugs?

See below: Depends. My test shows it but I specifically have it in the panel. It will not be tested for by test for benzo or barb but the police test may be more. Comprehensive ...Read more