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Preventive services

Modified: 8/10/2018
Medicare covers Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) services furnished to beneficiaries with diabetes by certified providers. See this article for information on the new DSMT Accreditation Program webpage and helpdesk for the certification process and accrediting organizations.
Modified: 7/17/2018
Wellness coordinators in rural Oklahoma recently increased significantly preventive health services among their residents. According to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), they used a wellness registry developed from electronic medical records to flag gaps in patients’ preventive care. Access the abstract of the study to see how they improved delivery of these services by about 35 percent.
Modified: 7/16/2018
August is our month for recognizing continued education on intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) for obesity. Obesity is a valid concern for many Americans, as health risks related to obesity are substantially higher. Access this article for important information and resources for IBT for obesity.
Modified: 6/15/2018
July 26 is World Hepatitis Day. Hospital stays involving hepatitis C increased 67 percent amongst "Baby Boomers" in the past decade. Learn more about this trend and how to help your Medicare patients decrease their risk of this chronic disease.
Modified: 6/15/2018
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates, in 2016, Miami, Fla., had the highest new HIV infection rate per capita of any U.S. city: 47 per 100,000 people -- more than twice as many as San Francisco, New York City, or Los Angeles. Prevention is the key to lowering this rate. Access this report in learn more about this challenging trend.
Modified: 6/13/2018
June is Men's Health Month and is recognized around the country with screenings, health fairs, and other health education and outreach activities for men. Access this article for important information and resources for men's preventive services.
Modified: 6/6/2018
Roster billing enables Medicare beneficiaries to participate in mass pneumococcal and influenza virus vaccination programs offered by various entities that give vaccines to a group of beneficiaries. Learn more about this simplified process.
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