Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can affect your heart

As the cold and flu season continues this year, it is important to be aware that many of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for congestion, aches, pains, and low-grade fevers contain medicines that can have harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. Chief among these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and decongestants. NSAIDs… Read More »

Viewpoints: Thumbs Up To Trump For Trying To Bring Price Transparency To Health Care; FDA Can’t Stray From Shaping Good Scientific Innovation

Opinion writers weigh in on these health issues and others. Dallas Morning News: Pricing Transparency Could Help Lower America’s Sky-High Health Care Costs Imagine being able to shop for a knee-replacement surgery the way most people shop for a flight — by comparing prices on a website like Orbitz or Cheapflights.com, and understanding the full… Read More »

Getting paid for remote and virtual care services: CPT codes to know and understand

Remote patient monitoring, home care and telehealth have been gaining traction as a healthcare offering due in no small part to an aging population, which increasingly views these kinds of options as a means of avoiding certain age-related hardships, such as transportation and receiving regular check-ups. Until recently, though, reimbursement for remote patient monitoring services… Read More »