Category Archives: Healthcare Industry News

How important is pet health insurance if your dog has heartworm

Heartworms are basically capable of doing a lot of damage hence it becomes important for you to be aware of the dangers associated with heartworm infestation and to take all the necessary preventive measures. You also require pet insurance to deal with the expeditures associated with this dangerous disease. Heartworms are medically known as “Dirofilaria…

Heartworms and Dog Health Insurance – It’s Important for Dog Owners to Know

Dog heartworm is one of the commonest diseases found in dogs and cats throughout the United States. As the name very well suggests the disease involves the heart of the dog. The parasites called “heart worms” cripple the heart of the dog until it ceases functioning. And one day the dog may simply die without…

Medical Privacy with Insurance and Physicians

I wrote a post in Medcare forum covering a piece of this, but it came as a shock to me. Did you know that if you go and get STD testing (even simply for standard checkup) at your physician using medical insurance, that the results whether positive or negative will be sent to your medical…

Uninsured Billing Class Action Suit (Christian Health, Dallas, etc)

A strong statement on the Uninsured Billing Class Action Suits: a Federal judge in Beaumont, Texas threw out one of the suits (not a Scruggs suit, though) with a strong, strong statement. As stated in Modern Healthcare’s daily emails: “A judge dismissed a federal lawsuit over uninsured-patient billing against Christus Health, Dallas, and related organizations,…

St. Joseph Hospital Medical Records Stolen?

The privacy spot reports: According to the Houston Chronicle, Christus St. Joseph Hospital sent approximately 16,000 letters to patients informing them that a computer stolen in a burglary earlier this year may have contained some of their medical records and Social Security numbers. According to the hospital letters, the only patient files affected, to their…

IBM and Accenture Buy Health Care Firms

Just catching up on a bit of HIPAA / Healthcare / Privacy news of late. Seems IBM announced that it was acquiring Healthlink, the largest U.S. consulting firm dedicated to the health-care industry. Rochelle Garner of CRN reports: IBM announced Tuesday that it will buy Healthlink, the largest U.S. consulting firm dedicated to the health-care…