11/12/2014

Lung Cancer Screening Options Grow

Insurance coverage of CT screening for lung cancer is expanding, with changes coming to both private insurance and Medicare. Beginning January 1, 2015, private insurance will cover low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in high-risk individuals, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposal to cover CT screening for lung cancer. Medicare coverage could begin in mid-2015.

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10/7/2014

National Jewish Health Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

National Jewish Health has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

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9/17/2014

Prepare Now for the Beginning of Flu Season

 Flu season is around the corner for most of the country, and now is the time to get prepared. National Jewish Health Infection Preventionist Marie Fornof, RN, BSN, CIC, answers some common questions regarding this year’s flu season.

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9/8/2014

Asthma Patients at Higher Risk From Respiratory Infections

National Jewish Health has seen a significant surge in urgent care visits and hospital admissions due to worsening asthma among children with respiratory infections. Pia Hauk, MD, Clinical Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, offers recommendations to help asthma patients avoid complications from respiratory infections.

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9/5/2014

National Jewish Health Recognized With a Pair of Continuing Medical Education Awards

The Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health received two awards at the annual meeting of the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME). National Jewish Health won the “Best Practice in Collaboration Award” for a partnership with the North American Quitline Consortium on the Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training. Additionally, the institution received the “Best Practice in Research Award” for the research conducted in year one of The Wellbeing Campaign. 

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