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Medicare "Competitive" Bidding Program Designed to Eliminate Competitors

 

This morning, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and technology held a hearing to find out how Medicare's bidding program was impacting small businesses. Tammy Zelenko, CEO of AdvaCare Home Services represented AAHomecare. Here is her oral statement:

Healthcare and the Elections

One of the biggest unkowns is How is my healthcare going to be effected by the elections. Liz Beaulieu offers this information in HMENEWS about the medical equipment side of things

Who should fix healthcare?

I just read a fascinating article about chain restaurants and what healthcare could learn from them The rpecision of chain restaurants tlike Cheesecake factory. are essential for the success of the restauirant. Using technology, precision buying without waste, attention to every dish, and the oversight required for consistantly high results over a long period of time is incredible when you think of how many meals they serve. Now multiply that same preccess/result times every restaurant in the chain. What can healthcare learn form this? Check it out

Our Summa is ova!

Boston accent my addition. Can a 54 yr old company Prez really keep up a running blog? We shall see. I'm thinking there has to be some betting pool in the office of how long it will last , but they've hid it well. I will be keeping up on random health / company related info. Anything you want addressed/ Lemme know

Calorie Tracking

Technology has made calorie tracking easier!

 

For example WebMD has a great tool for tracking your food calories, fitness activity and your nutrition intake. Here is the link the the Food & Fitness Planner Tool: http://www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-planner/default.htm

May is National Osteoporosis Month

Many of us know someone that has been diagnosed with osteoporosis.  A relative, a friend or you personally have received this diagnosis. The National Osteoporis Foundation has a helpful and informative website that can help answer your questions regarding the disease.

Check out their website and find the following:

 

  • Learn about Management and Treatment
  • National Women's Health Week May 13-19

    Did you know May 14 is National Women's Checkup Day?

    According to the National Women's Health Week website "the day is dedicated to encourage women to visit their health care professionals to receive or schedule checkups, and to promote regular checkups as vital to the early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental health illnesses, sexually transmitted infections, and other conditions"

     

    Spring

    Spring is here in full bloom and the birds are singing. 

    Hard workers

    Jeff & Morgan are working so hard, that they worked themselves up quite an appetite!! Yes it is what it looks like... They each ordered a large pizza for themselves......  haha

     

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