Risk and HR Managers Must Work Together

Risk and HR Managers Must Work Together

With health care costs rising, companies routinely question how they can continue to provide health benefits to their employees without cutting into their bottom line. Traditionally, these decisions are primarily made in the Human Resources department, which not only chooses what benefits to offer, but also must communicate those benefits – and changes in them … Read more

Guide to CNA Certification in Mississippi and Re-Certification Process

Guide to CNA Certification in Mississippi and Re-Certification Process

The state of MS, same as other US states is bound by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act 1987 (OBRA-87) legislation for including federal education standards and competency assessment provisions in the state-offered Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (NATCEP). These federal standards became necessary for improving the quality of care in nursing home settings. The … Read more

Electronic Medical Billing Software Products in Press (June – July 2006)

Electronic Medical Billing Software Products in Press (June – July 2006)

Medical Billing technology has witnessed continued expansion during the first two months of this summer, as evidenced by press releases about some ninety products accumulated in BillingWiki. A practice manager may find it difficult to select the best product from such a large product variety. This article roughly tabulates some eighty-five press releases about medical … Read more

What Is a Nursing Model and How Does It Apply To Occupational Health?

What Is a Nursing Model and How Does It Apply To Occupational Health?

It is important to clarify what is meant by a ‘model’ as there are many different definitions. One of the most useful definitions is “A way for nurses to organise their thinking about nursing and then to transfer that thinking into practice with order and effectiveness” McBain (2006) Chang’s (1994) critical work on OH models … Read more

California Health Insurance is in Short Supply

California Health Insurance is in Short Supply

The Obama administration reported that high premium increases of up to 39 percent threatened to block medical care for greater numbers of Americans. Fortunately, increases proposed by Anthem Blue Cross of California were postponed due to criticism. Still, California officials say 700,000 households face increases soaring as high as 39 percent, and averaging 25 percent … Read more