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Healthy Living The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

CDPHP is so much more than a health insurance company. We’re on the ground in the community where you live, and we’re working to improve the lives and health of those in your neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Through our Charity of Choice program, employees can volunteer their time, talents, and resources to support one worthwhile charity each year. In addition, we sponsor the

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Medical Conditions The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

Postpartum Mental Health: One Woman’s Story. Sometimes, it’s not just the “baby blues” You did it – you had a baby! Congratulations, momma! Ten fingers, ten toes, that new baby smell. Swaddled up in a blanket with skin too preciously soft to describe. Absolute perfection!

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2021 Top Doctors Report The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

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Top 10 Primary Care Practices

Top 10 Primary Care Practices – 2021. Congratulations to the following primary care practices for meeting our health plan’s rigorous standards for high-quality care and superior customer service. #1 – Four Seasons Pediatrics. “For us, it’s a synchrony of teamwork, from the front to the back of the office. The staff that surrounds us

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The Health Benefits of Being Outside The Daily Dose

The Health Benefits of Being Outside. Sometime around 2002, as a college student at McGill University, I had an epiphany that I carry with me to this day. As a full-time student who never quite mastered effective time-management skills, I was feeling incredibly stressed and overwhelmed. Luckily, at some point, I realized that when I spent more

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Premiums, Deductibles, and Copays – Oh My! The Daily

Once you pay $5,000 for covered health care services (this can include deductibles, copays, and coinsurance), your health insurance will pay 100 percent of the costs for covered care. Amount Billed/Billed Amount. This is the amount your doctor bills your health plan after providing you with health care services.

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How to Find Doctors in the CDPHP Network

Value: For CDPHP Individual health plans (including Medicaid and Child Health Plus) Medicare: For Medicare Choices members with Part D coverage; Next, click the link that corresponds to your network (you will be taken to Caremark’s website). Fill in your ZIP code or city and state. Click Advanced Options to further refine your results. Click

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Time for Affordability The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

The New York State Health Plan Association (HPA), which represents 27 health insurers across the state, recently launched a campaign titled “ Time for Affordability .”. HPA president and CEO, Paul F. Macielak, has laid out his agenda for this year’s legislative session. Macielak noted several factors contributing to the cost equation

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New Year, Same Old Problems The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) Tax. Twenty years ago, New York state passed the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA), with the goal of ending state-imposed price controls on hospitals. The law’s intentions were good but it levied a hefty tax on health insurers and consumers to – in part – pay for the charity care that hospitals provide.

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Understanding Electronic Health Records The Daily Dose

An electronic health record (EHR) is designed to streamline this process. In essence, it’s a systematic collection of patient health information in digital format that is able to be shared across various health care settings. This way, the patient’s medical data is captured each time she or he visits the doctor, and the EHR allows for

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The Health Benefits of Biking in New York CDPHP

Health benefits of biking for your brain: In addition to the physical benefits, biking can help improve your brain health. When you exercise, you force your nerve cells to work hard. Your neurons light up, promoting the creation of certain proteins that form new brain cells. In essence, when you exert your body through exercise, you build your

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Understanding Your Health Insurance ID Card The Daily

Most health insurance cards contain straightforward identification information about the people covered and the policy you have. Carrier and Contact Information This is the name of your insurance company and one or more ways to reach them, like their website and phone numbers for customer service or other specific needs.

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Price Transparency in Health Care The Daily Dose CDPHP

In 2014, about a quarter of employers in this country that offer health care coverage gave employees the option for a high-deductible product. In 2015, more than half of American employers are offering a high-deductible plan as the only choice. Price transparency: getting there but still a ways to go. With an increase in plans that promote more

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Protecting Your Child from Lead The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

Exposure to lead is a significant health threat to children, and the younger the child, the more at risk they are. Unborn babies are most vulnerable of all. Lead is a toxic metal that can affect the brain, heart, kidneys, and blood cells. Children under six years old are at greater risk because their bodies are growing so quickly, and they’re

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The Urge to Merge The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

The Capital Region is booming with multi-specialty health care complexes that are ready and waiting to meet all your health care needs. For example, if you hop on the Northway, you’ll find two new 24-hour urgent care centers that can handle dozens of medical emergencies. Our local health care system is consolidating at a feverish

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The True Cost of Health Care The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

Nearly 60% of the 3.5 trillion dollars spent on health care in 2013 went directly to physicians and hospitals. Another 20% went to prescription drugs, medical equipment, nursing homes, and continuing care. That left 12% for health insurance administration, and another 8% for taxes and fees. A closer look reveals that the amount of money we’re

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Hixny: Your Source for Secure, Real-time Patient Data

The Healthcare Information Exchange of New York is a non-profit, local health information network that supports the secure flow of electronic health information through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), which is overseen by the New York State Department of Health.It was established to help improve patient outcomes, reduce or eliminate unnecessary or …

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The Cost of Convenience in Health Care The Daily Dose

Many health plans, including CDPHP, have begun offering members access to telemedicine services. Through live video consultations, members are able to meet face-to-face with board-certified doctors and receive treatment for myriad health conditions. So far, utilization and awareness of these services remains low, but telemedicine has the

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Definitions and Meanings of Health Care and Health

Many health insurance plans today have something called a deductible, which is the amount you must pay for covered health care services before your health insurance company begins to pick up the tab. If your cost exceeds that amount, your plan will …

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The Essential Plan: A Health Care Success in NYS The

From skyrocketing costs to lack of transparency, it’s easy to identify the problems plaguing today’s health care system. With all the negative news out there, it’s important to celebrate the positive. Here in New York, the Essential Plan has become a shining star and proven its ability to provide high-quality, affordable health care coverage to

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CapitalCare / CDPHP Health & Fitness Expo The Daily Dose

The Health & Fitness Expo will offer various health screenings and feature fitness and wellness vendors, as well as massage therapy and fitness demos. While a massage sounds relaxing, especially before or after the run, there are real health benefits, as well. Especially for avid runners, a sports massage or deep tissue massage can help ease

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The Doctor Will See You Now The Daily Dose CDPHP Blog

Similar services will connect you with health care practitioners (registered nurses, physician assistants, etc.), but with Doctor On Demand, you’ll get a doctor from a top-rated medical school with an average of 15 years of experience and trained extensively in video medicine. The average customer rates Doctor On Demand 4.9 out of 5 stars.

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What Does Taylor Swift Have in Common with Health

According to the Milliman Medical Index, health care costs for a family of four will top $28,000 this year. That’s compared to $18,000 in 2010. That’s compared to $18,000 in 2010. The report goes on to say that health care costs for a family of four have been going up – on average – $100 per month for more than a decade!

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Health Disparities in Women: Cancer Screenings The Daily

CDPHP® strives to enhance awareness and empowerment related to health care and to address barriers that affect the community, internal staff, and medical providers. To this end, CDPHP created an internal Diversity Matters workgroup, which focuses on cultural competence, health literacy, and health disparities. The goals are to investigate the challenges that impact the social

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Health Insurance Tips While Traveling The Daily Dose

Health Insurance Tips While Traveling. Here in New York, the cold weather is finally upon us. You may be planning a trip somewhere warm to escape, or if you’re someone who moves south for the winter, you are probably already settled in to your warmer climate. Hopefully you have taken care of all of the items associated with being away from

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Health Literacy: Defining Health Insurance Terms The

Health literacy is defined as person’s ability to obtain, read, and understand health information. A person with low health literacy might have trouble finding the right doctor , completing complicated forms, adhering to a doctor’s recommendations, or choosing a health insurance plan .

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Introducing Brook

The Brook app offers the following features: Real-time conversations with registered dietitians and diabetes educators seven days a week. Personalized advice about the user’s health – available 24/7. Tracking and monitoring of blood glucose and A1c levels all in one place. Assistance from a Brook expert to set goals for meals, physical

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“More than a health insurance company” The Daily Dose

The outreach from CDPHP is one of many stories Knauer tells when describing how CDPHP has changed his health and his life over the past few years. A blind, retired plumber, Knauer has utilized numerous resources made available to CDPHP members – everything from diabetes management and nutritional advice to medication review and health coaching.

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Code Auditing Changes Effective June 16, 2021 The Daily

Quarterly, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®) implements appropriate code auditing changes to remain current with industry standard coding updates. Updates are made to our code auditing software – Change Healthcare Technologies, LLC ClaimsXten™ – based on recommendations from a variety of sources, including the American Medical Association (AMA), …

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Why Ratings Matter When Shopping for Health Insurance

Health plan customer service: Measures how well the plan handles member appeals. In addition to customer service, member complaints, and member experience, health plans that offer drug coverage are also rated on drug safety and drug pricing accuracy, which measures how often members with certain medical conditions are prescribed drugs that are

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What is Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

Health Care and Health Insurance Terms We Use. While every health plan’s EOB differs in layout, the general purpose of the document is the same, so there is some commonly used EOB terminology that it’s helpful to know: Provider name: The name …

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Frontline Hero: Dr. Julie Morison, HPA/LiveWell The

In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr.

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Healthy Children’s Books You’ll Want to Read at Story Time

Dental health Establishing a proper oral hygiene routine early in life will help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth and can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. So in addition to regular brushing (both of your children’s teeth and your own – so they can learn from the example you set), try reading up on the subject.

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Health Care is Like a Game of Whack-a-Mole® The Daily

In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr.

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Heart Health: Life-Saving Numbers to Know The Daily Dose

Heart Health: Life-Saving Numbers to Know. The old adage “If you have your health, you have everything” is a reminder to all of us that we need to do all we can to stay healthy. Sadly, the message doesn’t usually hit home until after we’ve been diagnosed with a serious condition such as heart disease or diabetes.

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Resolve to Take Control of Your Health Care The Daily

The health care industry has undergone tremendous change in recent years. While it’s easy to become frustrated with your insurance company, it’s important to understand that your health plan is your ally. As you head into the New Year, I’m challenging you take charge of your health.

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Get Your Healthy On at the Annual Health & Fitness Expo

The Health & Fitness Expo offers the opportunity to speak with not only medical providers and clinic professionals, but elite athletes as well. You can also participate in healthy living seminars and listen to health panel discussions. Don’t miss these other family-focused, healthy activities:

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Annual CAHPS and HEDIS Survey Results: An Overview The

On an annual basis, CDPHP assesses member satisfaction with their health care providers and our health plan using the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS ®) and Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS ®) surveys.Members rate their satisfaction with various aspects of health care, including their health plan, overall health care, …

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An Employer’s Guide to Selecting a Group Health Plan The

Choosing a group health plan is one of the most critical business decisions you can make, particularly in uncertain times like these. You want a partner to help you manage costs, invest in your employees’ wellness, and build a healthy business. But finding the right partner can be challenging and time-consuming. That’s why we created

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The Importance of a Second Opinion The Daily Dose

When faced with a situation in which your health or the health of a loved one is in jeopardy, having the right information and knowing your options can help you make sound decisions. Studies show that 10 to 62 percent of second opinions yield a major change in the diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis. And yet, even with that evidence, more than

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Ummm, guys, this thing is still broken … The Daily Dose

In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr.

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Guiding Your Parents Through Medicare The Daily Dose

First, know the basics. Medicare is a federal health insurance plan for people 65 or older. If your parent is disabled or has permanent kidney failure, he or she might be eligible for Medicare coverage even sooner. Medicare is made up of four parts: …

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What Isaac Newton could teach us about COVID-19 The

In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr.

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What Capital Region Residents Think of ACA Repeal The

In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr.

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Caregivers: Your Guide to Respite Care The Daily Dose

Caregivers: Your Guide to Respite Care. Providing ongoing care for a relative or friend who is elderly, chronically ill, or disabled can be very rewarding. But it is also a demanding, life-changing role that can take a toll emotionally, physically, and psychologically. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, respite care services can help you

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How Obamacare Might Impact Your Federal Income Taxes The

Shortly after, Bob served as senior deputy secretary of health and human services under New York State Governor, George E. Pataki. Hinckley is chairman of the NYS Health Plan Association board of directors, and formerly served as vice chair of the …

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