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Archive for the ‘Healthcare Reform’ Category

Revisiting your yearly physical

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Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy

Staying engaged in your healthcare is hard But we all know it's necessary. Different demographics reflect various levels of engagement in staying active in their care. One thing we're all told, though, is that at minimum we should be having a... Continue Reading »

What is a SMHRF, anyway?

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Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Long Term Care, Patient Advocacy, Something New

A Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, that's what This month we're giving a lot of attention to behavioral health and suicide prevention awareness. Coincidentally, I had a new client whose family came to us for help with placement.... Continue Reading »

Ethical considerations for discharge planning

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Last week, we shared an article from Kaiser Health News on the care that should go into discharge planning for patient from hospitals. That article can be found here. We found the piece to be spot on, especially given a few recent interactions our... Continue Reading »

Lessons on learning from CMSA

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Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Inspiring Stories, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Lessons on learning from CMSA Last week another NShore advocate, Sarah Valek, and myself had the opportunity to attend the Case Management Society of America’s national conference in downtown Chicago. What an amazing event made possible by an... Continue Reading »

Nursing today; an interview with RN Holly Harris

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Posted on May 16th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy

NShore's RN advocates are all career nurses, who for one reason or another, decided to step away from the hospital setting and step into private patient advocacy. We focus a lot of our blogs on how the career change affects their ability to serve... Continue Reading »

Clinical Encounters: Where Communication Falls Short

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Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Something New

According a report by Kaiser Health News, the way we teach doctors to talk about death (and other tough topics) is changing This is a good thing. In traditional US medicine, doctors are trained so highly in clinical practices that their... Continue Reading »

RAISE Family Caregivers Act – What it means for you

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Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New

Support when it counts On January 22nd, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act into law. For families all around the country, this is wonderful news.  The RAISE Act was designed to... Continue Reading »