1. Cost is impacting consumer involvement Insurance coverage changes are accelerating with higher deductibles and copays as employers struggle to control cost. Employees impacted by these changes and are becoming more price- sensitive to the services that they are paying a larger percentage of the cost to receive. Consequently they are asking more questions about […]
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Great advice for anyone discussing pain issues with their doctor
This recent article from NPR has great advice for anyone discussing pain issues with their doctor. Worth a read! READ FULL STORY: Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor ~ Patti Neighmond, NPR
Mark Ward of Jim’s Thriftway named as new Trustee
The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ward as Trustee effective July 19th 2018. Mark is the second-generation store owner at Jim’s Thriftway in Banks, Oregon. Jim Ward built the store adjacent to the Wilson River Highway in 1970. Mark worked at the store as a youth and ultimately made his way […]
How do you know if you should go to the Emergency Room or Urgent care?
Emergency Room visits cost both patients and health insurers a lot of money. Studies have shown that most ER visits could have been better handled in an Urgent Care facility, saving patients easily $100 or more in co-pays. How do you know if you should go to the Emergency Room or Urgent care? Scripts Health […]
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This Is How Heart Doctors Stay Healthy Every Day
Posted by Lauren Oster / Health.com You know the basics of living a heart-healthy life: Don’t smoke, stay slim, eat well, get your exercise. But what does that look like in real life? Here are the tactics experts share with their friends and families—and that they use to take care of themselves—all year long. Keep […]