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Throughout a state Department of Health (DOH) Managed Care Policy and Preparation conference today, DOH offered crucial updates on modifications it is implementing in the Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) Program which house care company contractors and plans must keep in mind of. The modifications are as follows:
Passive registration is suspended till additional notice, other than in restricted situations (such as plan drops out of FIDA).
DOH will be keeping an eye on the effect of these modifications prior to expanding enrollment into area 2 (Suffolk and Westchester) and does not expect it to start until after mid-2016.
The protection continuity duration for out-of-network providers stays 90 days or until an Individual Centered Service Plan (PCSP) is developed and carried out, whichever is later on.
Strategies might utilize the existing MLTC schedule for completion of an individual’s Uniform Assessment (UAS) if the Participant is transferring from a sis MLTC/PACE/MAP plan; i.e., each FIDA enrollee moving from a sibling plan need not finish a brand-new evaluation until six months from the date of their last MLTC evaluation.
The FIDA strategy should call the participant and review any available medical record and asserts history from the pre-enrollment period to determine modifications in health status, health occasion, or requires that would trigger an updated UAS.
If an updated UAS is required, it will be carried out within six months of the last UAS, and advancement of PCSP implemented within 90 days following the enrollment effective date.
All other individuals have a PCSP due date of 90 days from the enrollment reliable date.
Assurance and Participant Fulfillment
DOH/CMS and the Contract Management Team (CMT) will examine the FIDA Strategy’s IDT shipment and operations. Particularly, the CMT will evaluate a Strategy’s IDT efficiency versus the following existing measures:
In the last six months, did anybody from the participant’s health plan, physician’s office, or clinic help coordinate care amongst these physicians or other health suppliers?
How pleased is the participant with the help in coordinating care in the last year?
What is the portion of individuals released from a health center who were readmitted within One Month, either for the same condition as their recent medical facility stay or for a various reason?
Exactly what is the percentage of clients 65 years or older released from any inpatient center and seen within 60 days following discharge by the doctor providing on-going care, who had a reconciliation of the discharge medications with the current medication list in the medical record documented?
Exactly what is the total portion of all participants who saw their primary care doctor throughout the year?
What is the percentage of participants in FIDA who reside in a nursing facility (NF), desire to go back to the community, and were referred to preadmission screening groups or the cash Follows the Person Program?
What is the variety of nursing home-certifiable individuals who lived outside the NF during the existing measurement year as a proportion to those during the previous year?
Follow-up needed after hospitalization for mental disorder.
CMS has actually committed to an upward adjustment associated to the Medicare Part A and B rates for all of 2016 and 2017.
The 2016 rates are not yet last however will be retroactive to January 1, 2016.
CMS will send out rate letters to strategies discussing the change.
CMS is conducting extra analysis of the Part D bids.
CMS is open to reevaluating the assumptions used in identifying the adjustment for fiscal year 2016 based on revised estimates of enrollment and recent experience in the presentation.
The quality withhold (QW) is effective upon execution of the Three-way Contract Amendments.
The 2015 and 2016 quality keep (QW) payments will be tied to participation through December 31, 2016. This will essentially include a new criterion to the QW computation that leaves out a company from receiving QW quantities if the organization does not get involved a minimum of through 2016. (QW quantities are 1 percent of rate in 2015 and 2 percent in 2016).
For any plans that do not continue through December 31, 2016, quality withhold quantities from 2015 and 2016 will be pooled and added to quantities earned by FIDA plans getting involved on January 1, 2017 (based upon 2016 performance).
The participant has a right to pick the cosmetics of its Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and its members. The IDT can consist of simply a care supervisor and participant, or more comprehensive, with a range of members (from the initial IDT list).
IDT members may meet at various times. The care manager may individually consult with different IDT members in developing the PCSP.
Service provider participation in an IDT is adjustable, depending on member availability, products being gone over in a given meeting, or the requirements, desires, and goals of the individual.
Medical care carriers might validate a finished PCSP without participating in IDT meetings.
Strategies have permission over any clinically necessary services consisted of in the PCSP that are beyond the scope of practice of IDT members.
IDT training will be encouraged, but not
Strategies establish their own treatments for communication among IDT members.
Plans retain obligation for reliable and efficient details sharing among suppliers (including non-IDT participants), including any PCSP revisions.
DOH/CMS and the Contract Management Team (CMT) will examine the FIDA plan’s IDT shipment and operations.
FIDA plans must satisfy Medicare-Medicaid Strategy Model of Care (MOC) aspects and regularly upgrade MOCs to show modifications to the IDT policy.
The CMT will evaluate a Plan’s IDT efficiency versus particular information collected and percentages computed.
Conclusion of the bi-weekly and regular monthly dashboards is not required.
DOH/CMS will simplify several reporting measures (e.g., NY1.1, NY1.2, and NY2.1) based on the new IDT policy (to be released). Modifications to these measures would be applicable start with the Fourth quarter of 2015 (October– December) reporting period.
Plans now have authorization to do the following:
Market several industries under the Medicare Marketing Guidelines.
Provide a written or spoken contrast (either DOH/CMS prepared or plan-prepared) among their MLTC (Partial, SPEED, MAP) and FIDA programs.
Conduct outbound FIDA marketing calls to individuals registered in any other Medicaid or Medicare product with the plan or company.
Arrange in-person visits if they are gotten by the individual.
Conduct advertising activities and make small presents at the Medicare Marketing Guidelines levels ($15).
Send out, with a prior approval from DOH/CMS, FIDA instructional products (e.g., letters, newsletters, and so on) to participants who have opted out.
Plans may send enrollment requests to Maximus (constant with MLTC procedure). Maximus will process the registration and send letters, that include Independent Consumer Advocacy Network Independent Consumer Advocacy Network Independent Customer Advocacy Network Independent Customer Advocacy Network (ICAN) contact details, to the individuals that: 1) confirms the Participant’s enrollment in FIDA; 2) notifies the Individual that choice counseling is offered through Maximus; and 3) notifies the individual of the alternative to switch or disenroll from a FIDA Plan at any time.
Plans might continue to be on the phone when potential participants call Maximus.
Strategies do not need to consist of both the plan phone number and enrollment broker number in their marketing products.
ADA Attestation Type
No service provider should be terminated from a FIDA strategy network for not responding to in the affirmative to elements on the kind.
The form is to assist FIDA participants identify which carriers provide specified availability functions.
Completion or non-completion of the form, or responding in the affirmative to components included therein does not change existing obligations to abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
FIDA plans must maintain a total and accurate supplier directory site, including entry gathered by the form. FIDA strategies have discretion on the best ways to resolve supplier rejections to complete the kind.
DOH will release the complete set of FIDA Reforms, consisting of an upgraded IDT policy.
Reforms are effective immediately unless otherwise stated.
Plans should make certain that they participate in the Friday FIDA plan teleconference.
The Office of the National Organizer for Health Infotech (ONC) has actually released the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Strategy 2015-2020 at http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/health-it-strategic-planning.
The strategy aims to improve the health IT facilities, assistance change healthcare delivery, and enhance individual and community health. The strategic objectives of the Plan are to:
Advance person-centered health and self-management;
Transform health care shipment and community health;
Foster research study, clinical understanding and development; and
Boost the united state health IT infrastructure.
Over the next 5 years, the plan’s federal partners will examine their specific and collective progress on efforts to make use of health IT to achieve plan objectives, consisting of development on the Health and Person Solutions (HHS) delivery system reform initiative. According to HHS, effective plan implementation will lead to better individual, neighborhood and population health, and will cultivate research, expand clinical understanding, and stimulate advancement.
The state Department of Health (DOH) has yet once again issued its regular monthly Medicaid Global Cap report. This newest report, for July, covers the duration ending July 31 and beginning at the start of the financial year: on April 1.
It finds that general spending for this duration was $4 million below Medicaid Global Cap projections, across all sectors, a distinction of $5.984 billion in actual spending versus $5.988 billion in approximated spending for the four-month period..
The category that includes house care (“Other Long Term Care”) was $22 million over projections, a difference between real spending of $236 million versus forecasted spending of $214 million “as an outcome of more receivers billed than anticipated in individual care, 7 percent. This most likely reflects a slower than expected change to Long Term Managed Care.”.
Medicaid Managed Care was $38 million over estimates, a distinction of $4.163 billion (real spending) versus $4.125 (estimated spending). The report refers to “somewhat greater than expected billed claims through July, which appears to be timing relevant” under Mainstream Managed Care, which was $30 million over projections while MLTC “was on target with price quotes,” though slightly over estimate, by $8 million.
The report includes numerous charts and appendices related to spending throughout sectors, Medicaid registration figures and accounts receivable.
You can check out the report at http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/regulations/global_cap/monthly/sfy_2015-2016/docs/july_2015_report.pdf.
HCA is surveying these reports thoroughly in an info event effort, integrated with other data analysis, relevant to house care’s efficiency under the International Cap. The cap is accompanied by statutory “extremely powers” which enable the state to make rate and payment decisions, across-the-board or in a specific sector, to keep spending within projections.
The Medicaid Global Cap for the present fiscal year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) is $17.7 billion for all sectors.
This post offers an October 2015 emergency situation preparedness upgrade for the house and neighborhood services sector. It collaborates details from numerous recent state and regional emergency preparedness interactions. (You can download this upgrade in memo format as a PDF here.).
HCA is a collaborative partner to the New york city State Department of Health for statewide emergency situation preparedness efforts. HCA thanks the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP), the Workplace of Primary Care and Health Systems Management (OPHSM), the local Health Emergency situation Preparedness Coalitions (HEPCs) and the Regional EP Training Centers (RTCs) for this continuous partnership, assistance and resource.
Subjects Resolved in This Update:.
2015-16 DOH-HCA EP Collaborative Initiatives.
Engaging with Regional Emergency situation Management.
Update your 24 × 7 HCS Contact Details.
Focus Group on TALs/e-Finds for Home Care.
“Vital Workers” Bill Delivered to Guv.
Flu and Flu Vaccination Demands.
DOH HCBCS Desk Audits to Include EP.
New HEPC Background/Reference File.
HCA Working with HEPCs & & Regional Training Centers.
Flu and Flu Vaccination Requirements.
October 15 Aware Prepare.
Activities, Conferences, Training, Events.
Home Care EP Primer.
2015-16 DOH-HCA Emergency Preparedness Efforts.
DOH has published the EP collective initiatives with HCA for the July 2015-June 2016 EP repairs and installation year. These initiatives, summed up on page 2, remain in addition to the even more, continuous DOH-HCA efforts in EP for the house and health care neighborhoods total (such as training in the Incident Command System, guidance for regulative flexibility and waivers in emergency situations, and other).
The revealed 2015-16 collaborative initiatives consist of:.
Union Engagement and Combination– Continued, deeper engagement by HCA and agencies with HEPCs and the range of coalition partners; and fuller integration of home care into the regional emergency situation preparedness and reaction system.
Exercises and Drill Preparation and Involvement– Deal with the DOH/OHEP Workout Committee to plan and support house care agency involvement in workouts and drills; provide input to preparing process to incorporate home care roles into workout design and goals.
Situational Awareness– Work with OHEP, health center, nursing home, adult care facility and neighborhood university hospital associations to establish and carry out approaches to promoting reliable situational awareness relative to emergency situations.
Promotion of Resident Home Care Provider/Emergency Management Engagement– Promote closer partnership and working relationships in between house care agencies, local emergency situation managers, county health departments, and other local emergency situation partners.
TALs Execution– Continued work with DOH to plan, help and carry out Transport Help Level (TALs) designations within home care, and a possible home care-compatible e-FINDS design (“New York State Evacuation of Facilities in Disasters System”) in combination with TALs.
Engaging with Local Emergency situation Management Workplaces and Systems.
HCA will be offering you with more in-depth and ongoing info on all the above initiatives; however in this memo we would like to call your particular focus on the new HCA-DOH joint outreach initiative engaging house care companies and local emergency situation management partners.
This initiative was an outgrowth of HCA discussions with regional emergency situation supervisors, the State Emergency Managers Association, OHEP and the local HEPCs. Throughout our various sessions together, the idea of more carefully connecting home care and emergency situation supervisors at the regional level was advised and enhanced by the emergency supervisors. Supervisors felt that better and closer working relationships might help strengthen fuller house care integration into the local emergency management system, foster better understanding of and support for home care’s requirements and challenges in emergency situations, and offer opportunities (such as participation in the emergency situation operations centers) for closer coordination and alignment during emergency situations.
The effort is expected to begin in neighborhoods in the Western New York HEPC area, based upon the preliminary recommendation and request having actually come from this certain location. Evaluating the initial experience, DOH-HCA will then prepare outreach for the balance of the state. HCA will keep firms posted of the progress and developments with this crucial effort.
At the same time, HCA suggests that firms in all regions begin analyzing the level of your working contacts and upgraded contact details with regional emergency situation management sources. Agencies need to likewise analyze the degree to which you have actually provided regional emergency situation supervisors with practical background and reference on your firms and services, and whether you are planning or participating in any activities that engage you with your regional emergency situation management partners.
Guarantee that Your 24-7 HCS Contact Details is Accurate and Up to Date.
Agencies are urged to examine your emergency contacts on the New york city State Health Commerce System (HCS) and to make sure that firm contacts and access details depends on date and accurate. Finest practice must be to make a point of evaluating such HCS info regularly, and to guarantee that key changes in calling details or staffing assignments are updated prompt on the HCS.
Of relevant interest, while recently carrying out EP outreach to managed care plans and MLTCs, HCA noted the virtual absence of any HCS 24 × 7 health plan contacts on the system, and made the recommendation to the DOH Office of Health Insurance Programs that emergency situation contacts for health plans be selected and/or recognizable by means of HCS.
DOH-HCA Focus Group on TALs/e-FINDS for Home Care.
TALs is a system of categorizing clients and transport requirements for planned evacuation primary to an emergency situation.
The TALs system was carried out in the state’s health centers and nursing facilities in the latter part of 2014 and application in house care was expected to follow. Nevertheless, as program issues unique to home care and the house setting were even more thought about, consisting of coordination of TALs with e-FINDS, DOH decided it would be best to defer implementation for home care pending factor to consider of possible ways for making TALs and e-FINDS more suitable with home care.
To assist in this effort, OHEP and OPCHSM officials have engaged HCA, the New york city State Association of Health Care Providers (HCP) and a geographically varied set of home care agency directors in a focus group to go over approaches, concerns and considerations for executing TALs and an “e-FINDS” system in home care. The focus group satisfied on September 3, determining a range of execution concerns (e.g., jurisdictional agency, role of managed care strategies, functionality of wristbands in the home setting, involvement of household, surge on medical transport, and other) that will be the topic of additional expedition over the coming weeks.
HCA has actually been previewing TALs background and supplying regular updates for companies over the.
past numerous years in preparing for eventual execution. HCA appreciates DOH’s outreach to work with the house care sector on a suitable TALs/e-FINDS system.
HCA Home Care/Hospice “Vital Personnel” Expense Delivered to Governor.
HCA’s “Necessary Workers” costs for home care and hospice has actually been delivered to the Governor for trademark. The legal trademark process allows the Governor until October 26 to act on this bill.
The legislation (5125-B/S.3482-B) was developed by HCA with expense sponsors Assemblyman Michael Cusick and Senator Andrew Lanza and was unanimously passed by the Senate and Assembly in June. HCA and the House Based Care Alliance (HBCA)– an alliance of neighborhood based care firms, New york city City emergency management authorities and other ground-level emergency management partners– also closely aligned our work activities in calling for and advocating passage the expense.
The legislation will address significant challenges in home care/hospice EP by: (i) providing for procedures for house care/hospice agency access to their patients during emergencies, when access to geographic locations or during curfews is restricted just to “essential personnel”; and (ii) consisting of house care and hospice representatives (and, therefore, critical consideration of home care and hospice problems, issues and requirements) in the advancement of regional emergency management strategies.
Upon the Governor’s approval, this key measure would end up being law and efforts will start towards execution. HCA will deal with the legislative sponsors, state agencies and local authorities on application. HCA will likewise offer updates and guidance to companies for taking part in the local emergency preparation discussions and solution under the brand-new legislation.
EP Amongst the Top priority Areas Targeted for Upcoming DOH Desk-Audits.
At HCA’s October 8 Corporate Compliance Symposium, the DOH Division of Home and Community Based Services revealed its objectives to consist of home care emergency preparedness as a top priority target area of upcoming audits that the Department plans for house care in the state.
DOH stated that it will be conducting targeted offsite surveillance/audits in the following five areas: medical records; emergency situation preparedness and HCS; workers records (including flu vaccine or masks); quality assurance and grievance evaluation; and home health aide training program quality control monitoring.
DOH stated that it plans to very first send a letter notifying providers of these new activities which it wishes to check in the next quarter.
HCA members are recommended to ensure that their policies and procedures depend on date in these (and other) locations.
New HEPC Background and Reference Document.
The Capital Area HEPC has actually produced an outstanding brand-new document that offers useful background and reference on the HEPC program.
There are 4 regional HEPCs in the state, and even more subregions within each.
The document (which can be downloaded at http://hca-nys.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CapRegionHEPCSummaryandResource.pdf) supplies the history and crucial functions of the HEPCs, a map of the HEPC regions (displayed listed below), a graphic presentation of the “disaster cycle,” even more background on coalition advancement, info on training/education, and more.
While portions of the document are tailored particularly to the Capital Region HEPC location, it includes details that is also useful across the board. Info about all of the HEPCs along with a host of resources and devices in EP are at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/emergency-preparedness.aspx. Providers and health plans must establish a pattern of regularly inspecting this link, and the more certain links at this website, for their particular HEPCs and this extra resource details. Agencies ought to join their HEPC’s mailing list/list-serve, and attend local HEPC conferences and trainings as readily available.
HCA Working with HEPCs, Regional Training Centers, Utilities, Emergency Managers.
HCA has actually been fulfilling around the state with DOH, supplier, EMS, law enforcement, training center, utility representatives, and other local HEPC partners.
Considering that August, HCA has actually participated in either core or subregional conferences (or both) of all the Coalitions covering the western NY, central NY, capital region, NYC/Westchester/Long Island locations of the state.
These meetings have covered: updates and issues from each of the different health care sectors; updates from RTCs on training plans and chances for carriers, local supervisors and responders; union planning for emergency situation exercises and drills; Legionella and Ebola training; info and background on chemical security; updates from different regional workgroups (e.g., communications, vulnerable/high-risk clients, pediatric clients, med rise and catastrophe triage); and much more.
HCA has also been meeting with emergency management officials in utility companies to go over the distinct requirements in home care and to work together on methods of increasing education and support for house care/hospice companies and clients in catastrophes.
In addition, HCA has actually been raising our conversations with RTC coalition partners to exchange details on house care issues and requirements, promote possible concepts for training and resource providings at the RTCs, and to help HCA more bring to home care the existing support opportunities provided by the Centers. There are three RTCs covering areas of the state: Stony Brook University Medical Center, Albany Medical Center and University of Rochester Medical Center. HCA met the RTC at Albany Medical Center in September and plans similar conversations with Stony Brook Medical facility and University of Rochester Medical Center in the coming weeks.
HCA also took part in a Homeland Security Workout and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) full-day training. HSEEP training is critical to reliable preparation and involvement in health emergency situation preparedness drills and workouts.
The training is performed by DOH OHEP officials and draws involvement from all sectors.
As noted in this memorandum, among the DOH-HCA collaborative areas for EP are drill and exercise development and participation. The HSEEP sessions support this objective.
HCA asks home care and hospice companies to end up being acquainted with HSEEP and to look for chances to participate in training. HSEEP training slides have been requested from DOH and additional details for firms can be discovered via the HEPC web address previously cited.
Flu and Flu Vaccination Demands.
Flu Vaccination Report Will Open November 2.
The state Department of Health (DOH) has actually reported that it plans to reopen in 2014’s Health care Worker Influenza Vaccination Report beginning November 2, 2015 and closing it on May 1, 2016. The reporting duration is October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
Influenza Not Yet Prevalent in NYS.
At present, however, the Department has posted a notice that influenza is not prevalent in New york city; therefore, house care and other healthcare companies are not yet needed to satisfy the state’s flu-mask and reporting required.
The mandate needs specific personnel to use a surgical or procedure mask while in locations where patients or residents are usually present if the workers have actually not been vaccinated against influenza for the present influenza season.
Though this requirement is not in impact yet, firms must now be preparing for ensuring their personnel obtain flu vaccines or use masks.
HCA will notify members when DOH proclaims that influenza is prevalent. In 2014, the influenza season ran from December 11, 2014 to May 14, 2015.
Security and Reporting.
Previously in October, the state Department of Health (DOH) published a “Health Advisory: Influenza Monitoring and Reporting Requirements, 2015-2016” to the Health Commerce System (HCS).
Though the Advisory uses to care offered in non-home settings– home care companies are not needed to report specific cases of influenza or rapid-test results– if the home care agency personnel presumes anything uncommon (e.g. possible antiviral treatment failure, break outs, thought novel flu), they must report it to the local health department, as covered in the “All Settings” area of the Advisory.
Info on the upcoming influenza season will be posted at http://tinyurl.com/o7berz4.
DOH encourages all home care agency staff who offer care to follow suggested influenza prevention and control guidelines detailed at http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/fact_sheet.htm.
October 2015 “Aware Prepare”.
The October NYS DOH Office of Health Emergency situation Preparedness Aware Prepare is published to the HCS.
This month-to-month electronic newsletter is your guide to upcoming trainings related to preparedness. These trainings may be supplied in several of the following formats, including: live webcasts, webinars and in person training; archived webcasts, webinars and on need eLearning.
House care companies, hospices and health plan partners are prompted to access and see the October Aware Prepare by means of the HCS, or at http://hca-nys.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2015OctAP.pdf.
Event Command System Training.
HCA constantly advises house care carriers to promote personnel training in the Occurrence Command System (ICS).
ICS is critical and standard to efficient emergency situation preparedness and reaction and all staff individuals will significantly gain from the training. HCA has actually discovered that the occurrance of ICS training varies greatly throughout companies, from minimum numbers, to companies which require all personnel be ICS trained.
ICS training is readily available online and with enhancing levels of depth in a progressive curriculum (i.e., ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, etc.). At the conclusion of the online training, individuals are cued to test online, and are presented with certifications upon successful screening. The training is likewise regularly provided in-person by the RTCs, and service providers are also motivated to check for those opportunities via the HEPC website and training calendars.
For staff taking the training, it has actually been useful to go through the online training first for familiarity and preliminary assimilation of brand-new concepts and vernacular; then to provide some days or a week or two for additional assimilation; and then restart the training again, this time proceeding to the screening if all set. HCA has actually discovered this procedure to benefit assimilation and retention of principles; a must, however, is then to practice ICS within the agency, and to regularly refresh with both practice and elevation of curriculum.
The FEMA link to ICS training can be accessed here http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/icsresource/index.htm, with a connect to ICS 100 training easily accessible here https://emilms.fema.gov/IS100hcb/index.htm.
Activities, Conferences, Training, Occasions.
HEPCs and RTCs strategy and post meetings, trainings, activities and other efforts to the following master calendar:.
Workout info is also published specifically to this link:.
Service providers and MLTCs need to plan to frequently access this site for listings and updates. HCA encourages involvement, use and engagement of these important resources.
We likewise invite your remarks and recommendations on concepts, concerns or needs to convey to the HEPCs and RTCs. The HEPCs and RTCs routinely seek our input on behalf of the house and community based care sector. You are likewise motivated to communicate your concepts straight to them.
HCA Guide on Home Care Emergency Preparedness.
HCA reminds agencies that our Guide on House Care Emergency Preparedness in New york city State can be downloaded and printed or e-mailed in PDF and provided local emergency situation management partners.
The primer was developed to help promote fuller understanding about home care, home care EP, major modifications in the health system and other essential resource info for community partners and others associated with the regional emergency situation management procedure.
The guide, printable in an 11 × 17 bi-fold format, is accessible at http://www.hca-nys.org/documents/HomeCareEPPrimer.pdf.
Kindly expect more HCA updates on EP developments, resources and opportunities.
The Albany Times Union explores the effect of minimum wage modifications in fast-food on other sectors of the economy, including home care. According to the report, “‘We have heard some concerns about recruitment issues in house care originating from market forces at play, such as wage modifications in other industries,’ said Roger Noyes, spokesperson for the Home Care Association of New york city State.” Read the complete report here.
WNYC reports on new federal overtime requirements for house health assistants, reporting that “house health firms run on thin margins and the majority of actually lose money, according to Roger Noyes, a spokesman for the House Care Association of New york city State. Noyes stated employers now will have even greater reward to limit overtime by using more workers to cover much shorter shifts. ‘That affects the aide, which impacts the patient who might have multiple care-givers entering their home– specifically for those clients that need a lot of care,’ Noyes stated.”.
Pay attention to the report here.
Botox is becoming a very common trend around the United States. Glowing reviews of Botox’s benefits for anti-aging have been well-documented and continue to pour in from famous celebrities and common people alike.
But, not only is Botox an affordable and effective treatment for reducing signs of aging, it has a wealth of benefits in the treatments of medical conditions from mild to severe, and new research suggests that it may even have more benefits than believed.
The Benefits of Botox for Wrinkle Reduction
Aside from the fact that Botox really can take years off your face, there are some benefits of Botox you should take into account:
Cost – The first benefit of Botox treatments is the cost. Although the cost of Botox injections vary from person to person depending on what issues you wish to correct, it has been shown that Botox most often costs less than half the price of most other methods.
Surgery Time – A Botox injection usually takes only 10-15 minutes for most people and requires little or no anesthesia. Some procedures, such as facelifts, usually require you to be under for at least two or three hours.
Recovery Time – Botox treatments have no recovery time, as opposed to surgical facelifts that can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks.
Minimal Side Effect – While it is true that some people experience minor bruising or swelling that lasts for a few days, if Botox is administered in a clinical environment by a skilled professional, there are no other common side effects.
Temporary – Unlike surgical procedures, the effects of Botox will begin to wear off after a few months. If you decide you do not like Botox, all you have to do is nothing. Other methods of wrinkle reduction can take more expensive and time-consuming surgeries if it is even possible to reverse.
After-Effects – Even after the effects of Botox wears off, most people see a considerable reduction in the visibility of wrinkles thereafter.
These many benefits, and the low-risk of side effects are what has made Botox treatments so popular in modern, youth-conscious America.
Other Conditions That Botox Treatments Are Used For
Although reducing wrinkles is the use we most commonly hear about, there are a number of medical treatments that include Botox that range far beyond cosmetics. Common ailments treatable by Botox include:
Lazy Eye – By lifting the brow and lid above a lazy eye, Botox can largely reduce the appearance of a lazy eye.
Muscle Twitching – Uncontrollable twitching like facial tics can be easily treated with Botox injections to help relax the muscles and limit the range of involuntary contraction.
Chronic Muscular Pain – Muscular pain, such as cramps, can be prevented with Botox as the medication restricts the muscle’s ability to tighten uncontrollably.
Headaches & Migraines – Many headaches, including migraines, are caused by stress in your neck and shoulders. Like with cramping, these muscles can be treated to remain in a relaxed state to prevent headaches and migraines.
Urinary Urgency – Overactive bladders can be treated with Botox by restricting the bladder’s rate of constriction and the speed at which the urethra opens to expel urine.
Hyperhidrosis – Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be controlled with Botox, as it helps to seal some of the pores and paralyze over-active sweat glands.
There is also clinical testing underway that shows that Botox may be an effective treatment for many other treatments, such as enlarged prostate and even depression.
Choose the Right Clinic for Safety & Effectiveness
To ensure that the Botox treatments are being administered safely and effectively, it is important that you choose a clinical environment with good credentials. Ensure that the clinic has a staff that is highly trained and certified in Botox injection techniques and have experience administering it. The more experienced the staff, the more effective their treatments and techniques will be, and the longer each treatment will last. Visit Look Younger MD in Las Vegas to schedule your botox appointment with nationally recognized Dr Garry Lee.
Before a search engine can display relevant results to an end user it needs to archive the information that is available on the web. This is achieved by what an SEO company refers to as small pieces of software commonly referred to as ‘spiders’ that crawl the web by scanning for content and following links. These results are then returned to the main ‘bot’. A bot (web robot) is a program that runs automated applications over the Internet. Google’s bot indexes results from the spiders and uses proprietary methods to rank the websites for particular results (keywords) that end users search for. The proprietary methods used to rank these search results are collectively known as the algorithm .
The search engines do not make all of the factors that go into their algorithm public knowledge. If they released this information then it would be possible for anyone to work their way to the top of the search results. An SEO professional will attempt to reverse engineer the algorithm by taking the information that is available and combining it with their own testing to find out what works. The proof lies in whether a website ultimately climbs in rankings or drops.
In recent years there have been a large number of algorithm updates. This means that many SEO practices that worked a year ago may no longer work today. The main purpose of this book is to share with SEO professionals what is currently working.