See a Doctor 24/7: Telemedicine Options Create Better Connectivity

Telemedicine is making healthcare more convenient allowing you to see a board certified, US-based doctor 24/7 from your computer, smart phone or tablet.

My family and I were on vacation in California earlier this year when our youngest suddenly came down with a nasty stomach bug in the middle of the night. Even just a year ago, our only options would’ve been to drive around an unfamiliar city to find an open urgent care or potentially spend hours in an ER waiting room. But thanks to the growth of telemedicine, my wife was … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

Nevada’s healthcare industry strives to focus on high quality care while searching for ways to lower costs for patients.

Nevada’s healthcare industry strives to focus on high quality care while searching for ways to lower costs for patients. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the offices of City National Bank to discuss the trends and challenges facing their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the event. These … [Read more...]

Healthcare Check-Up: Nevada Works to Deliver Health Amid Shortages

The results show that, while the state has moved forward in many healthcare arenas, Nevada still has a long road ahead.

At this point in the year, the initial stages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already been implemented. The results show that, while the state has moved forward in many healthcare arenas, Nevada still has a long road ahead. More Nevadans Covered Data showed that during the recent enrollment period, 72,000 Nevadans applied for and enrolled in health insurance plans … [Read more...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was born with 10 … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Update: The Real Cost of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been undergoing a major shift in how insurers pay providers, against that backdrop the state began implementing the ACA mandates

The healthcare industry, over many years, has been undergoing a gradual but major shift in how insurers pay providers. Against that backdrop, the state began implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandates, several of which the federal government has delayed or amended since. The ACA or Obamacare, as it has become known, has caused additional … [Read more...]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada Commits More Than $1.37 Mln to Health-Improvement in 2013

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $1,370,204.

LAS VEGAS – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $1,370,204 and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Nevada. ”Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is committed to transforming health care with trusted and caring solutions, … [Read more...]

The Coming Tsunami: Healthcare Reform in Nevada

As healthcare reform moves forward, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do.

Amidst dire predictions of monstrous cost increases, and in the wake of President Barack Obama’s recent unilateral (some insist unconstitutional) decision to delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate until after the 2014 elections, business leaders across Nevada are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There is little else they can do. Across the … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

Industry Focus: Healthcare in Nevada

The healthcare industry continues to experience unprecedented change. With various requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act coming online, the next few years will be a game-changer for the industry. Recently, executives representing healthcare in Nevada met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss these changes and the future of healthcare in the Silver … [Read more...]