As we welcome 2021—we want to reflect on the articles you valued most over 2020. Below you can read a short introduction to our most viewed articles with a link to read more. We encourage you to leverage this collection of provider resources in the coming year.
1. Health literacy
The array of terminology involved in health insurance can be difficult for a patient to grasp, especially if they already have a medical issue that they’re trying to address. We've rounded up several resources to help your patients improve their health literacy and make more informed health care decisions. [continue reading]
2. Mental health tips, wellness tools, and more in our member newsletter
Now more than ever, your patients are looking for new ways to prioritize both mental and physical health. We've got them covered with valuable resources to help patients navigate mental health challenges and maintain a healthy lifestyle amid the pandemic. [continue reading]
3. The future of virtual care
Telemedicine and virtual health now play an important role in the way we're able to access and receive care. To understand the benefits of virtual care and what changes to this technology and approach we might expect to see in the future, we spoke with Jeff Phillips, MD, from Newton-Wellesley Hospital. [continue reading]
4. Supporting employee health and wellness
We're sharing stories focused on how businesses can support employee health and wellbeing. Learn about 5 strategies from top human resource officers, the importance of reducing eye strain, and ways to stay fit during the winter months. [continue reading]
5. Getting needed care and fighting burnout
A Pioneer Institute survey found about 54% of Mass. adults said they never thought of trying to obtain price information about healthcare services and just one in five consumers had ever tried to find pricing information prior to obtaining the service. Mass. healthcare price transparency laws place the state in the top tier of quality of healthcare price transparency information, the Pioneer Institute said, and its laws are similar to healthcare price transparency regulations finalized by CMS. [continue reading]
6. AllWays to provide free access to Microsoft Team for virtual care
Our network providers have let us know that they're struggling with the need to care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis in a safe and effective way. In response, AllWays Health Partners has partnered with Microsoft to offer AllWays on Teams, a free telehealth app for providers. [continue reading]
7. New Massachusetts COVID mandates: what you need to know
On November 2, Governor Charlie Baker announced the implementation of several new mandates to curb the spread of COVID-19, citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. Here are the new targeted measures that you and your patients should be aware of. [continue reading]
8. COVID vs. flu: How can your patients tell the difference?
If your patients start to feel unwell, they may wonder whether they have flu or COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC explains how flu and COVID-19 present and behave differently, including what kinds of symptoms each disease normally has. [continue reading]
9. Physician burnout: Which specialties top the list?
Medscape published their 2020 National Physicians Burnout & Depression Report on January 15, compiling survey results from over 15,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties, the report provides an update on one of medicine's top issues: physician burnout. [continue reading]
10. Our guide to limited networks
Limited networks, also called narrow networks or high-performance networks, offer consumers a limited choice of high-quality healthcare providers within a specific service area in exchange for lower premiums.Despite having fewer choices, limited network plans are much less expensive than broader network plans, and this trade-off appeals to many consumers. [continue reading]
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