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May 22, 2020

Warning! Allergy Season Ahead!

Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. As many as 50 million people have allergies. Allergies exist in many different forms. Allergy symptoms range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions. According to leading experts in allergens, an allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our […]

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May 13, 2020

Nivano Physicians HEDIS Strategy for COVID-19

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we all have made significant changes in how we live and work. A big area of focus every year for those working within the managed care module is HEDIS and Quality. With the many changes still happening, we found the need to adapt and devise a COVID-19 Quality […]

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April 28, 2020

HEDIS 2020 Tools For Success

2020 will allow for consistency for our Medi-Cal line of business as only a few additional required accountability measures have been added from the year prior.¬† For our Medicare line of business, a couple measures will be going away and no notice of additional measures has been given as of the date of this post. […]

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April 28, 2020

Do Your Part and Care For Your Heart

What are Cardiovascular Diseases? Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and they include the following: Coronary Heart Disease develops when the coronary arteries become too narrow. The arteries are the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. Cerebrovascular Disease refers to a group of […]

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April 28, 2020

Save Your Achy Breakey Heart

Have you ever wondered what hypertension is? Hypertension is just another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and sometimes death. Blood pressure is the force that a person’s blood exerts against the walls of their blood vessels. Therefore, it is sometimes […]

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April 28, 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China. 50 Million Chinese citizens are restricted to their communities in the region of Hubei Province. […]

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April 28, 2020

Up to Here!

Have you ever wondered why physicians always examine and touch your neck during physicals? This practice allows physicians to check the front of the neck for the butterfly shaped thyroid gland. The thyroid gland, also referred to by many as the furnace of the body, is one of the most important structures within the body. […]

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April 28, 2020

Thank You for Saving Me When My Cervix Tried to Kill Me

Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States although cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Cervical cancer develops in the narrow portion at the lower end of the uterus. The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows. The cervix leads from the […]

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April 28, 2020

Nivano Member Portal

Recently, Nivano Physicians launched our Member¬†Portal available via mobile app or web page. With in the portal, members can easily view their medical coverage information¬† including authorization statuses and care alerts. They can also search for contracted providers as well as Urgent Care locations at the click of a button. You can view authorization statuses […]

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April 28, 2020

Healthy, Happy Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and so is the new year. We often choose to make new year resolutions relating to eating right and exercising more. The key to keeping your weight down is to eat a healthy diet by eating the right number of calories you need for energy. Energy balance is […]

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