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Editor’s Note, DCMS #121

Hypertension can be an expensive disease and how poor a job we do managing it in older patients can increase managed care costs. This week’s Homerun Slides series, Hypertension in the Medicare Population, Part 1 of 2, provides you with the information to talk to your colleagues about the future of …

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Letter from the Editor #661: Shared Medical Appointments for the Elderly

Each week there is something new about how we can improve patient care by improving transitions for patients between healthcare units. A recent Medicare initiative aimed at smoothing transitions of care through community-based interventions successfully lowered 30-day readmission rates and all-cause hospitalization rates among beneficiaries, according to a study. Medicare quality …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #120

This week our Homerun Slides have a dual value to everyone who subscribes to Diabetes In Control. As we know there has been a shift in how we are expected to provide healthcare and for the first time in history we are being graded on how good a job we do …

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Letter from the Editor #660

We have spent many an hour helping you learn about the new ways that reimbursement will be changing to reward providers that provide the best care. This applies to hospitals as well. Healthgrades, a healthcare quality reporting group, has released a list of 262 hospitals that represent the nation’s elite …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #119

Each week in our newsletter we bring you multiple articles on the reasons for lowering patients’ A1c and controlling their glucose levels. In addition we often include studies that encourage us to use insulin sooner and more aggressively. Anytime we get more aggressive we increase the risk of hypoglycemia. Sometimes …

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Letter from the Editor, #659

As I write this, I’m on the last day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and if you switch on any television news show you are bound to see all the new TV’s, computers and phones. However what you may not know is that the digital health …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #118

In last Saturday’s newsletter, my editorial focused on physical activity and how the new year brings all kinds of exercise programs that will make our patients thinner and healthier in only a matter of minutes a day. We know that these programs rarely work long term and our patients sometimes get …

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Letter from the Editor #658

I have a very good friend who is a Weight Watcher’s program leader and this week we were talking about how each and every new year, millions of people decide to take control of their own lives, and get fit and healthy. She was sharing how the attendance at her …

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