AHEC Makes House Calls to Meet Specialty Requests

One of the unique features of Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) is they never say “Never”. If there is a special educational request, they will find the experts that can deliver the training in a multitude of different formats. AHEC can and will work with physicians to do the following: Bring the specialty training to your location Find a convenient time when a private tutorial … Continue reading AHEC Makes House Calls to Meet Specialty Requests

What’s the Truth About Radiation Exposure?

Radiation Exposure is a subject that carries a ton of extra philosophical baggage. To many folks, it is an emotional issue. The public hears two opinions about radiation effects. The first says that all radiation is harmful and should be avoided whatever the cost. This group worries about our population exposure as a whole, and what type of genetic damage our children are receiving. Secondly, … Continue reading What’s the Truth About Radiation Exposure?

Sound OFF: Medicare Cuts Imaging “bread and butter” dollars

People are talking! Discussing the Medicare cuts scheduled for operators of CR imaging equipment. This regulation was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 signed by the President in December, 2015. It caught many facilities in the crosshairs. Medicare is pushing imaging providers to adopt digital technology. CMS has scheduled reimbursement cuts starting in 2017 of 20% for those still providing analog imaging. There … Continue reading Sound OFF: Medicare Cuts Imaging “bread and butter” dollars

News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!

Big Changes are Big News Blog by Lesa Mohr, BS, RT(R)(BD)(QM), AHEC Faculty Keeping you updated on the latest changes that affect the way you maintain your license and credentials: Homestudy  Changes The required number of test questions per CE credit for homestudies has been reduced . You will find AHEC has already and is implementing these changes. (This is great) You may now take … Continue reading News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!

Uberizing Healthcare: Bringing Back the House Call?

This new term, “uberizing” or “uberization”, has many different meanings. As I see the term used in articles, blogs, and ads it seems to have different interpretations. But, specifically, it should mean on-demand at-home care delivery. Will this bring back the house call? Those of us familiar with the Uber principle of transportation find that it has many advantages over the utilization of a rent … Continue reading Uberizing Healthcare: Bringing Back the House Call?

Is It Apathy or Is It Ignorance?

One of my favorite late night shows was Jay Leno and his segments on “Jaywalking” This segment had Jay going to a public park or boardwalk and interviewing people with common questions. The questions were generally current events, current politics, or some common knowledge such as the capital of a state, or my favorite Question: “Why did women burn their bras in the ‘60”s (meaning … Continue reading Is It Apathy or Is It Ignorance?

The “Right-To-Try” Before I Die

“Jimmy Clark figures he has only so much time left, maybe five years in a best-case scenario, less than two if things go south quick. He’s trying to stay positive, knocking things off his bucket list, but he knows the deterioration that comes with ALS portends a gradual loss of the ability to speak, move, eat, and breathe. Clark, a 59-year-old Texarkana retailer, wants to … Continue reading The “Right-To-Try” Before I Die

Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?

Several of my friends, independently, have told me their stories about their experiences with Obamacare. All the stories are similar in many ways and entail recounting of large deductibles and small coverage. The news media has recounted different stories, each with a different problem, but basically all with the same theme. My favorite of the most recent ones in my realm is of a wife … Continue reading Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?

AARP Bulletin Advises Members Against Medical Tests

I wonder how many patients Elizabeth Agnvall has sent to an early grave today? The latest AARP Bulletin screams the headline- Doctors say: Skip These Tests! “Doctors warn that some of the common medical tests routinely taken by Americans do more harm than good, waste billions of dollars and could endanger your health or even your life…” Are you kidding me? On page 12 she … Continue reading AARP Bulletin Advises Members Against Medical Tests