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Health Care Week in Review: Catching Up On Sleep, Clinical Communication, Nutrition and Mental Health, CMS Updates Medicaid Guidance

Here's The Latest in Health Care:

•  In a recent study, researchers point out how quickly the adverse effects of chronic sleep deprivation, which includes weight gain and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, can kick in. However, by making up for loss of sleep in the short term, like long weekend sleep to compensate for short weekday sleep or by taking naps, you're less likely to have an increased risk of premature death.  Read More

•  Proper communication amongst care team members is critical and can directly impact patient care. When implementing clinical communication technology, it's important to have the buy-in of the entire organization. Why? While organizations are provided with the software tools, it's the responsibility of everyone in the organization to ensure internal optimization and collective use of those communication tools. It takes a large amount of time, commitment, and resources to do it right.  Read More

•  Experts in nutritional psychiatry argue that fresh and nutritious food can be a potent addition to more traditional therapies such as prescribed medications and therapy. A recent study has shown that there are higher levels of mental health and well-being among those who ate more fresh fruits and vegetables.  Read More

•  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated Medicaid regulations for community and home-based health facilities for certain beneficiaries. The aim of this new guidance is to remove bias against certain types of health care settings and allow providers the ability to meet the rule's criteria while serving individuals in integrated community settings.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, MIPS registry, and care navigation software.
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