What is Family Medicine?
A physician educational link was recently developed on our website (http://www.medicarenhic.com/dme/phyletters.aspx), to help educate physicians on Medicare DME coverage requirements, in an attempt at reducing claim denials attributed to lack of physician documentation. The format (checklists) is ideal for a busy clinician, and we plan to continually update and enlarge our educational content.
"Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family.
It is a specialty in breadth that integrates the biological, clinical and behavioral sciences.
The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity"
The New Hampshire Health Alert Network: We Need You!
The New Hampshire Health Alert Network (NHHAN) is the primary means of providing rapid and current New Hampshire specific medical information to practitioners and public health partners statewide. The NH HAN is a 24/7/365 comprehensive system for information sharing , and it may provide public health emergency risk communication necessary to enable recipients to respond to events that may have urgent public health impact. NHHAN is also used to promote situational awareness of evolving events or potential public health threats. HAN alerts and notifications are primarily transmitted via email, but may also be faxed when requested.
HAN messages sent from the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), to the State’s healthcare partners may provide specific medical guidance based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with evolving clinical and epidemiological descriptions as appropriate. Guidance in the New Hampshire HANs may differ somewhat from the CDC guidance based on NH-specific information and local epidemiology. Each HAN includes contact information for providers to call for additional guidance.
Current and archived Health Alerts are available on the DHHS website at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/han.htm . If you are not currently receiving HANs from DPHS, and would like to be added to the rapid notification system, please email Denise Krol at Denise.Krol@dhhs.state.nh.us and provide your full name, certification, and agency affiliation. If you have questions or concerns about being added to the NHHAN, please call 603-271-4596.
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