To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.
The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.
With reports of the flu epidemic growing by the day, many employers are providing on-site flu shots. Some are requiring them. Can they?
Chester County Emergency Management says so far they have 25 cases, including the seven mentioned above, of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Legally, does your doctor have the right to refuse to treat you?
Beth Carlough, Child Life Manager, and Jackson Cole, one of the designers of the cards, was here to speak with us about the Nemours Help our Kids Holiday Card Program.
We have a major public health problem in this country and it has to do with the overuse of opioid medications.
A patient navigator helps those diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses, navigate the health care system and understand their options.
In recent years, quality has become a buzzword in healthcare. But ‘quality’ is increasingly being linked with saving money, and that might not be best for patients.
Patients should only be admitted to the hospital when they absolutely need to be. Your own home may be a better environment for recovery.
Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage act and debates whether or not hospitals should hire smokers. He talks to Adrian Benepe from the Trust for Public Land, John Lyles, the inventor of the Skull Shaver, gun rights attorney Evan Nappen, and the Brandywine Roller Girls.
When people talk about the changes in healthcare, words like transformation and innovation are thrown around. As a patient, that sounds pretty good. But another word, one that is more foreboding, is also being used – it is disruption.
They are called hospital-based checklists. They can be used to make certain that important steps are not missed in patient care. However, they are not always used in the Operating Room. A new report suggests they should be.
It is called a patient portal. It is a government requirement for doctors and hospitals to distribute records and data from hospital admissions for patients. It sounds good, but it may not be.
The world of medicine is changing and it is happening fast. Don’t look now but if your doctor is not already employed by a hospital, they very well may be soon.