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New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...His 10-doctor practice in rural Milford, Nebraska, has updated the electronic medical records of patients with chronic diseases, so the next time the diabetic with early kidney disease comes in, that new code is one less thing to check.Most...
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Medicaid expansion, the golden opportunity

...decisions were not made on the basis of treatment for a broken leg or any one-time event, rather on the basis of a chronic disease or condition. One friend whose spouse died was left as the single mother of a disabled child. She had to quit her...
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...Sarah Hargrave said: children under 5, especially those under 2; adults 65 and up; pregnant women and those with chronic diseases, such as diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. "There is also some evidence that Native Americans...
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...the STDs we test for there are treatment options. It's better to know than not know."Even HIV is considered a chronic disease now, she said. With medication, HIV-positive people can live long, full lives. There is also now a treatment...
SEARHC Front Street Clinic seeks gloves, hats for homeless services to about 250 patients a month, and the patients have a wide variety of needs from the most complex chronic disease care or behavioral health issues to simple needs, such as dry socks, a warm cup of tea and a friendly hello. The...
SEARHC offers Community Transformation Grant sub-awards

...Transformation Grant program gives communities the opportunity to develop and implement their own initiatives to prevent chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in Southeast Alaska."The national Community Transformation Grant...

...program instructors. The training is for people with a background in fitness, health care, physical education, chronic disease or geriatric care. A training for the YMCA aquatics program will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at Sheldon...
My Turn: Preserve Denali Kid Care

...Medicaid qualifications, some low-income pregnant women also would lose coverage. Studies clearly show children with chronic diseases as well as pregnant women have substantially poorer health outcomes when they are uninsured. Thus, it's virtually...
Now's the time to debate health care like adults

...practice medicine in this nation - like reducing hospital readmissions with better coordinated care; or treating chronic diseases holistically, rather than symptom by symptom? Is this pie in the sky? Probably. So much political currency is invested...
Addiction centers do the cuts, feel the pain

...000 for good substance-abuse treatment. "It's a medical condition, and an addiction is not like any other chronic disease," Felix said. "They can become an asset to society. They can start paying taxes. From a humanitarian standpoint...


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