A New Specialty for the Price Conscious Patients

There was big news in the medical world in the past week. The American Board of Medical Specialties finally decided to recognize the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of addictions as a full and separate medical specialty. With a new specialty comes untold concerns for price conscious patients and self-pay patients, so HBI has put together this […]

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Nosocomial Infections, Dangerous and Common

Nosocomial Infections are infections caught because of a health care visit or stay. It is estimated that 1 in every 25 patients this year will acquire a nosocomial infection of some sort, leading to the death of 99,000 of those patients. As a patient, you can greatly reduce the risk to you and your family […]

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Self-Pay Patients? What Your Doctor Wishes You Knew

For years now, data-analytical agencies have been conducting surveys of insurance patients, self-pay patients, cash patients, cash doctors and insurance doctors in order to get a better understanding of what it is that each wants and needs from the other. Consumer concerns are fairly well represented, usually shared on every news website known to mankind and even written […]

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