Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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Diabetes Health in the News: Collaborative Care with Pharmacists Improves Care for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Those who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive better care when they are treated by a multidisciplinary collaborative care team, a study revealed. These findings were reported by the National University of Singapore, which conducted a six-month trial with patients selected from four health institutions. These patients were over 21 years old and had been diagnosed with polypharmacy, comorbidities, and uncontrolled type 2

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Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: CMS to Assess Penalties for Hospital-Acquired Illnesses

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DH-Mar-1_-2017_-7_04_36-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! CMS has recently cut payments to 769 U.S. hospitals with high patient injury rates, and for the first time, this included the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. These punishments come during the third year of Medicare penalties applied to hospitals with high patient injury rates, including patients who

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Gastric Bypass Surgery Leads to GI Complaints

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/DH-Feb-3_-2017_-5_53_55-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Patients who go through  Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity frequently experience gastrointestinal complaints for up to two years after the surgery. These findings were retrieved from a cross-sectional study that compared about 250 patients who all underwent the surgery to morbidly obese individuals who

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Diabetes Health In the News Podcast: Not Enough Diabetes Patients Receiving Statins

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Nov-24_-2016_-10_13_44-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Almost all middle-aged diabetes patients should be using statins, but a recent study has found that cardiologists are only prescribing them to about three in every five patients. This finding came after analyzing the records of over 215,000 diabetes patients ages 40-75. Each had visited a cardiologist

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