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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The Health Insurance Crisis & The SelfPay Solution

As much as some politicians would like you to believe otherwise, the health insurance crisis has not passed, it has simply changed. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, there were millions without insurance getting substandard care wherever they could. Since the ACA, there are now millions that can say they have insurance who […]

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High Insurance Deductible and the Affordable Care Act

Again, in this year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the shortened period of enrollment has just passed, and many are left wondering if they made the right choices, if they could have gotten better coverage, or if they might just have made a huge mistake with a high insurance deductible. The Ever-Changing Face of […]

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Whole Grains and The Self-Pay Patients

When it comes to nutrition, the only thing more confusing than the meat controversy is the story on grains. What are grains and whole grains, how do they fit into nutrition, and just how much are you being mislead by labels and buzz words? To clear up all that confusion and send you to the […]

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The Nutritionists and The Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables

Everyone buys their own food. No matter how good their insurance plan is, it doesn’t include a meal plan or even a healthy eating guide. That means everyone is a self-pay patient or a cash patient when it comes to nutrition, making it one of the great levelers in health care. Understanding nutrition and healthy […]

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The Mystery of Radiology

Radiology is a mysterious part of the healthcare landscape. Most people understand the most basic idea, to capture images inside the body so as to avoid cutting it open in order to diagnose problems and disease. However, such important facts as how it works, when it is really needed, how it is read, and why […]

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Top 10 Factors That Affect Your Heart Health

In the United States, every year over 600,000 people die due to poor heart health. That is 1 death per minute. Every. Single. Minute! Heart disease is the leading cause of death, 1 death in every 4 deaths, in almost any bracket you wish to create. Even youth is no protection, which means your children […]

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