CMS Proposes New Medicare Payment Adjustment for Home Healthcare

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a permanent payment adjustment to the home healthcare 30-day period payment rate. The change would decrease Medicare payments to home health agencies by $810 million next year. Home healthcare providers have concerns that this will put the stability of home healthcare at risk, and…

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Is It PCOS or Something Else? Study Links PCOS to Many Other Conditions

We have come a long way in understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and how we can help women who are living with it. One of the major things that we know is that PCOS can cause other medical conditions - and because of this, this syndrome is misdiagnosed in many women, or the symptoms are…

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Need Some Inspiration? How Businesses Use Mission Statements, and How You Can Grow with a Purpose

Why do customers choose to purchase goods or services from a specific business? In some cases, it’s purely about price, or because few other options exist - but what if the business in question isn’t the cheapest option, and is competing against others? How do they get their share of the market? Well, they often…

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Know Your Customers: Can You Guess Who the Largest Consumer Group Is?

Ok, time’s up: what’s your answer? Which generation is the largest consumer group in the US? If you said Millennials, you’re partly right, but it’s actually a little more complicated than that. What do we mean? Well, Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation (in US history!), but that doesn’t necessarily mean that…

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Is It Time to Review Your Life Insurance Coverage?

A lot of people consider buying life insurance a one-and-done thing. And sure, once you purchase a policy, your family will be financially protected, as long as you keep paying your premiums. But with that being said, there are certain situations in life when you should review your life insurance policy, and decide if you…

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Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common type of serious heart arrhythmia. While some people might never experience any symptoms accompanying AFib, others might end up with serious health complications, including stroke. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 450,400 hospitalizations with AFib as the primary diagnosis are reported each year…

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On the Outside Looking In: How You Can Help Someone Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

September is an important month: it’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month is a great time to highlight this issue, and make sure we’re all aware of how big the problem of suicide is in our country - among people of all ages. We want to help to be part of the solution, so…

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How Does Medicare Handle ALS Coverage

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) affects as many as 30,000 Americans in any given year. The risk of ALS increases with age, most commonly developing in those between the ages of 40 and  mid-60s. So, since an estimated 51% of people who have it are older than 70 years, it’s important to understand how Medicare covers…

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Life Insurance for Dads: 4 Things To Know

If you’re a dad, you’re probably the go-to guy in your family for a whole lot of issues. Your family relies on you every day, probably more than you even know, so what would they do if something were to happen to you? Aside from dealing with the immense grief of losing their husband and…

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Is Functional Medicine the Key to Healing You for Good?

Do you ever feel like doctors treat you like a bundle of symptoms, and not like a whole person? That’s a complaint a lot of people have, especially if they’re dealing with a complex or little-understood condition; this approach by some doctors can be especially frustrating if you feel like you’re never really getting any…

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Return of Premium Life Insurance

Are you looking into a term life insurance policy, but worried that you might end up paying a lot of money in premiums over the years, without your family getting any benefits in return? You might want to look into what’s known as a return of premium life insurance policy. These policies allow you to…

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Unemployed? Get the Cheapest Functional Health Insurance With The Help of EZ

If you’ve lost your job or have chosen to leave your job, you’ve probably also lost your health insurance. And while it might seem like health insurance will be out of your reach now that you’re no longer working, there are very affordable plans for unemployed people. In fact, these plans can cost as low…

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The 8 Most Common Types of Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 10,470 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to be sure parents know what types of…

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10 Commonly Misunderstood Insurance Terms

Insurance lingo can be confusing, which can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed, or even downright turned off if you’re trying to purchase a policy. Trying to understand terms like contestability period, underwriting, accelerated death benefit, and more can be enough to make you want to close your laptop and give up. Don’t worry, though,…

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Happy Divorce Day to You? A Look at the Divorce Party Trend

So, you’re getting divorced? We feel for you - the breakdown of a marriage can be incredibly painful, even when the split is amicable. And when it isn’t so friendly? Welcome to nightmare city, right? But what about after all the fighting is over, the legal hurdles are cleared, and it’s finally over? Well, then…

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Medicare Patients With Blood Cancer Face High Costs That May Impact Treatment

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. We wanted to talk about this important topic this month especially because, according to a new report from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, while survival rates for older patients with blood cancers have been improving, rising healthcare costs have meant that less than half of newly diagnosed patients are…

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The Weight of the World on Your Shoulders: Climate Anxiety and How to Cope

What keeps you up at night? The stress of your workday, the effects of inflation on your wallet, the fight you had with your partner, or your kid’s problems at school? Or is it something even bigger than all of those things? Bigger - as in, as big as the whole Earth? Maybe, with all…

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Do Military Retirees Have To Pay for Medicare?

Military personnel generally get special healthcare benefits while they are serving, and after they are retired. But if you’re a veteran, and you’re about to turn  65, you might be wondering if you can continue to use your military healthcare alongside Medicare, or if you will have to switch to  Medicare. The short answer to…

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