| Posted On Aug 28, 2017 | By:

Save Time (and Trees!) with MyHealth Online Bill Pay

Did you know that in addition to the convenience of communicating with your care team’s office, making appointments and viewing test results, you can also use MyHealth Online to complete many billing related functions?

By clicking on the Billing tab in your MyHealth Online account you can verify your balance due at any time, view and print billing statements, view and print a list of past payments, and make a payment that is posted to your account immediately.

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| Posted On Aug 18, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Testifies on Telemedicine Legislation

As a member of the Massachusetts Telemedicine Coalition, Atrius Health recently submitted testimony in support of SB 549 and HB578, “An Act Advancing and Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services,” which is being heard before the Joint Committee on Financial Services.

Although there are several other telemedicine bills before the Legislature that have the same goals of advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services in Massachusetts, we believe SB549 and HB578 are the most comprehensive bills that will help eliminate antiquated requirements for providing care in the 21st century.

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| Posted On Aug 17, 2017 | By:

Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

If you’ve ever been told not to look directly at the sun, that was sage advice. Although you may never have heard the words before, solar retinopathy is a rare condition in which the retina (in the back of the eye – some compare it to the film in a camera) is “burnt” by the extreme rays of the sun.

When we stare at something, we are directing our eyes’ foveae towards an object.

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| Posted On Aug 14, 2017 | By:

Preventive Care versus Diagnostic Care: What’s the difference? And how might my out-of-pocket cost change?

In most instances, health insurance plans cover preventive care and you don’t pay anything for these services.  But depending on your health plan, you may have to pay something for diagnostic care.  And if both preventive and diagnostic care are provided by a clinician during the same visit (for example, during a routine physical), you may have to pay some portion (such as a copayment, deductible, or co-insurance) for the diagnostic services. 

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| Posted On Aug 07, 2017 | By:

Treating Painful Intercourse During Menopause

Hot flashes, weight gain, difficulty sleeping – these are all commonly discussed issues that women encounter during perimenopause and menopause. Painful intercourse is something women may be a bit more hesitant to discuss, but it shouldn’t be because it’s a problem that many women experience during this transitional time in their life. The fact is, as we age, our skin collagen decreases and this can lead to less cushioning between the skin and our pelvic bones as well as a decrease in lubrication.

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| Posted On Aug 03, 2017 | By:

What Are Kidney Stones?

With one in ten people estimated to develop them at some point in their lifetime, kidney stones have become one of the most prevalent illnesses in the United States.

Similar to a real stone, kidney stones are hard, round deposits formed in your kidneys. However, unlike a real stone, they are actually made up of chemicals from your urine that bind together and form crystals. There is no single cause but there are a variety of a factors that increase your risk of developing kidney stones,

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| Posted On Aug 01, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Meets with Congressional Leaders on Hospice and Palliative Care

Kathy Keough, Director of Government Relations, and Dr. Joel Bauman, Medical Director for VNA Care Hospice & Palliative Care, recently met with Massachusetts Congressional leaders in Washington, DC to advocate on a number of bills before Congress that affect hospice and palliative care. The visits were organized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Meetings were held with key health policy staff members in the offices of Senator Edward Markey along with Representatives Nikki Tsongas,

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