Indiana residents can get help to quit smoking

Indiana residents can get help to quit smoking

(Indianapolis, IN – Insurance News and Markets) – Tobacco users who are struggling to kick the habit may be able to get a bit of help from insurance companies, and the state is urging individuals to check with insurance companies and employers to learn about tobacco cessation options. Since 2014, insurance policies in the state […]

Clinical trial of medication for Alcohol Disorder begins

Clinical trial of medication for Alcohol Disorder begins

(Bethesda, MD – Insurance News and Markets) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently began a clinical trial of gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant) in extended-release tablets for the treatment of moderate to severe alcohol use disorder. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced this trial. “The development of new medications is an […]

OSHA adds hazards to focus on in healthcare inspections

OSHA adds hazards to focus on in healthcare inspections

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – THe Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced expansion of resources for hospitals and nursing homes and changes in areas these should focus on. These facilities should emphasize investigation of musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and […]

Healthy Vegetables you should include in your Diet

Healthy Vegetables you should include in your Diet

Vegetables are great source of nutrition and vitamins and it is important that we should include them in our daily diet. Vegetables have several health benefits to our bodies some which include lowering the risk of suffering heart attack and stroke. Vegetables also help in keeping the body healthy and fit. Below are vegetables that […]

Health and Human Services Supports Patient Right to Lab Test Results

Health and Human Services Supports Patient Right to Lab Test Results

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is giving patients, or a patient’s representative direct access to a patient’s completed lab test reports, according to a recent news release. “The right to access personal health information is a cornerstone of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]

NAHU’s Capitol Conference Addresses Healthcare Reform

NAHU’s Capitol Conference Addresses Healthcare Reform

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – In late February, healthcare policy makers and leaders attended the 25th Annual Capital Conference of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). The conference, held Feb. 23-25, included policy issue discussions with elected officials and discussion of a range of topics. Those topics included the role of […]

America’s Health Insurance Plans releases statement on Medicare Advantage

America’s Health Insurance Plans releases statement on Medicare Advantage

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – In February, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) issued the following statement on Medicare Advantage cuts that have been proposed by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS). “There’s wide recognition that providing stability to the Medicare Advantage program is critically important for the more than 16 million seniors […]

Bipartisan effort by Senate urges maintenance of payment levels for Medicare Advantage Programs

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – In February, more than 50 senators submitted a letter to the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) urging the organization to maintain current payment levels in 2016. This move would protect more than 16 million senior citizens and others with disabilities across the country who use Medicare Advantage […]