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29 Aug Outside the Box

By Jim Sepeda A family member of mine had recently been stricken with Diverticulitis. The treatment included an antibiotic that is infamous for creating nausea, and it ran true to form for my relative. After fighting to keep things down for several days, becoming more and...

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16 Aug Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

By Angela Gargus The last few years has brought certain buzz words and concepts to the forefront in the medical field – things such as the triple aim, population health management, and patient-centered medical homes.  All wonderful concepts but hard to establish with declining reimbursement and...

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01 Aug Variations on a Contracting Theme

By Karen Kresnik  The Nebraska Health Network (NHN) is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) established in 2010 between Nebraska Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine both located in Omaha, Nebraska.  This ACO was created in order to coordinate care between physicians and other care givers to...

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18 Jul A Woman for Others

By Dakota Kulis Every Wednesday when I walk into Crossroad Health Center to work as an intern, I can’t help but think about who I am called to be as a Xavier University student: a woman for others. However, over my past three years at Xavier,...

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04 Jul It’s Not Just One Test

By Vidur Tangri  United States of America - a land of freedom and opportunity. These opportunities and a prospect of securing a better future for their children led my parents to immigrate to the States in 2003. Coming from a cultural background where health insurance is...

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27 Jun Happily Ever After

By Bonnie Sheeran My phone rang yet again with another frustrated, angry person dealing with a pricey emergency room bill.  As a patient advocate, I spend a great deal of  time calming people down who are very upset when they receive an expensive medical bill after...

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