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Employee health & fitness materials. Levels of cardiovascular health. Nutrition. Workplace wellness programs. Job stress management. Substance abuse programs. DRG, APG & ICD-9-CM coding resources. Health & disability insurance. Medicare. Medical Savings Accounts. HIPAA. Medicare. Long term care. Hospice. Home health care. Drug free workplace materials.

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Accreditation

American Accreditation HealthCare Commission, Joint Council for the Accreditation of Hospitals Organizations, Community Health Accreditation Program, Joint Commission International Accreditation, NCQA, and more.

Aging

Resources for practitioners and other professionals in aging from the Administration on Aging. Step-by-step nursing home evaluation process. Statistics on the elderly. Assessment tools to evaluate daily living abilities, etc.

Assessments

Online questionnaires designed to assess each person's current state of health, personal and family health history.

CMS

CMS - Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA: Health Care Financing Administration) directories, fees, contracts, rulings, Medicare manuals, fee payment schedules, contracts, compliance program, etc. Medicare payment rates. Complete text of Board decisions and rulings.

Consumer Info

Consumer publications, brochures & leaflets from various federal, state and consumer groups related to health & medical information. Doctor/patient relationships. Health quizzes. Consumer resource handbook. Home health guide. Health libraries and self-care resources.

Dental

Consumer/patient information: dental health facts and topics, dental terminology, images and diagrams for the general public. Dental discussion groups. Dental hygiene materials. Infection control in dentistry. Topics for dentists - research and clinical issues, statistics and more. Specialties, such as implant dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, etc.

DHHS Updates

Links directly to the What's New pages for announcements, headlines, rulemakings, the latest website additions, etc. of the major agencies of the US Department of Health & Human Services.

Discussion

Discussion groups and e-mail group lists.

Drug Free Workplace

Employer guides and resources for establishing a substance abuse program in the workplace - drug policies, interactive cost / benefit worksheet, employee survey, etc. Database of specimen collection sites. Variety of articles on recognizing and preventing substance abuse. State drug laws. Statistics on workplace substance abuse. Drug and Alcohol Workplace Kit.

Ethics in Medicine

Position statements and guidelines. Codes of conduct. Recommendations for health care professionals on ethical considerations in the business aspects of health care. Ethical, professional and public policy statements for health care. End of life issues. Cloning. Bioethics. Physician assisted suicide.

Fitness

Discussion of the use of massage therapists in the workplace. Fitness guides. Exercises and physical activity guidelines. Stretches.

Headline News

Daily headlines and weekly news articles related to health and the healthcare industry. Government affairs. Reuters Daily Health Summaries. Congressional updates, action alerts, legislative news of interest to medical practice.

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - full text of the regulations, answers to common questions, consumer guides, standardized codes/reporting requirements.

Home Healthcare

Medicare policy and technical information related to OASIS data set for use in home health agencies. Home health agency wage indexes. The Unified Prospective Payment Proposal (NAHC) - home health services will be paid using per visit rates subject to per episode aggregate caps. Answers to common consumer questions about home health care services.

Hospice

Answers to some of the questions most often asked by consumers about hospice. Hospice industry news on legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, research, legal, and public relations. Statistical fact sheets. Field tested, immediately applicable ideas contributing to the success of hospices in the US. Medicare hospice agencey wage indexes. Quality of life index.

Hotlines

Databases from the National Library of Mediciene and the National Health Information Center. Health hotlines. Suicide prevention hotlines. Self-help clearinghouses.

HSA

Explanations of Medical Savings Accounts with real life examples. Directory of health insurance carriers who provide Medical Savings Accounts. Articles on MSAs: legislative action, private sector plans, Medicare, guidelines, taxes, etc. A model for a cafeteria plan-wrapped MSA program.

Insurance

The most common reasons health insurance claims are denied. Common components of a group long-term disability contract. Questions and answers about STD/LTD insurance. Large collection of articles about disability and insurance issues. Insurance Company Credit Ratings - Life & Health - Standard & Poor's and Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co.

Medical Center Mgt

Full text of a medical staff handbook and of a patient handbook in use by the National Institute of Health. Medical department intranet websites. Medical records management.

Medicare

Medicare resources for consumers and beneficiaries. Consumer overview of Medicare coverages, answers to common questions, full text of the Medicare Handbook. Query database to determine the coverages provided by a specific Medicare Managed Care Plan.

Nutrition

Dietary guidelines. Food pyramid. Food labels. Dietary supplements. Food poisoning. Nutrition guides & brochures. Weight management, etc. Reference Daily Intake (RDI) & Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) values. FDA nutrition labeling requirements. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 12.

Personality

Personality tests and job analysis. Personality measures and processes. The Big 5. Self-esteem. Keirsey Temperment Sorter.

Poison Control

Poison prevention program guidance. Guides on poisonous and toxic plants, carbon monoxide poisoning, pesticide poisoning, animal poisonings, poisoning first aid, etc.

Privacy

Confidentiality of medical information and patient records. Checklist for monitoring alcohol & other drug confidentiality compliance. Guidelines for employers regarding confidentiality of health information. Principles for health information privacy.

Stress

Stress management. Occupational job strain. Workaholic quiz. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Guide to occupational stress designed for managers and supervisors. Large number of documents on managing stress at home and at work. Job burnout.

Substance Abuse

Guidance in the substance abuse treatment field. Alcohol & drug abuse fact sheets. Terminology, drug/alcohol abuse symptoms, data, other statistics. Train servers to detect & prevent customer intoxication. Treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse.

Sunlight

EPA documents related to the ultraviolet index. Causes and prevention of skin cancer. Answers to frequently asked questions about sunglasses.

Tobacco

Fact sheets, statistical data tables, Surgeon General Reports, tips on how to quit smoking, etc. Very large number of articles, editorials, publications, press releases, etc. related to tobacco. Discussion of workplace rules regarding smoking and state laws. Respiratory health effects of passive smoking (i.e., secondhand smoke).

Wellness Programs

Information and resource kit on creating workplace wellness programs. Profiles of corporate wellness programs of various corporations in the US. Guide for companies to control the costs associated with cardiovascular disease. Activities to promote workplace wellness. Wellness websites for employees. Small business health programs.


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