November 12, 2011

Could you clarify CMS’ policy about the homebound status of home health patients who can drive?

The Benefit Policy Manual (Internet-Only Manual 100-02, Chapter 7, Section 30.1.1) explains in detail what it means to be homebound. While we have excerpted portions below, please see the manual for full details. "In order for a patient to be eligible to receive covered home health services under both Part A and Part B, the law requires that a phy...

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November 07, 2011

Thyroid cancer hits Filipinos hardest

Jamm Aquino / A research team headed by surgical oncologist Dr. Shane Morita has found that the majority of Filipino thyroid cancer patients carry a genetic mutation that makes their disease worse than other ethnic groups. Morita performed a follow-up exam at the Queen's Medical Center's Cancer Center on Kanani Correa,...

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