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Don’t Rush When You Brush

Patients who are eligible for Medi-Cal, are also eligible for dental care through the California Denti-Cal program. When you became eligible for Medi-Cal, you should also have signed up for Denti-Cal.   Good dental and oral health care are critical for helping you maintain your body’s natural defenses against keeping bacteria under control.  It also helps …

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Suicide: Don’t Let It Be In Your Thoughts or Those of Loved Ones

Written By: Peggy Rossi, BSN, MPA, CCM, ACM-RN, CMAC While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should be.  As such, Nivano Physicians and its staff and doctors are here to help our members if those thoughts enter your mind or you notice changes in a loved one’s behavior that concerns you. Suicidal thoughts, …

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Medicare Advantage Benefits

We recently signed a Medicare contract with Anthem BlueCross. Effective July 1, 2019, Sacramento County Medicare enrollees under the Anthem BlueCross managed care plan will have the option of selecting Nivano Physicians as their Independent Physician Association (IPA) with a coverage effective date of August 1, 2019. What are the advantages of having members in …

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Beat the Heat This Summer

With temperatures ranging anywhere from 70℉ to over 100℉, it is crucial that you take care of yourself and your loved ones during the summertime. Some helpful tips to do so include staying hydrated, protecting your skin and eyes, and watching for signs of heat-related illness. It is imperative that you eat healthy and light, …

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HEDIS 2019 Tools for Success

This year, the Department of Health Care Services changed many measures that providers are expected to prioritize regarding HEDIS. Through collaboration and review, we were able to identify several challenges clinics might face in 2019.  With this information handy, our Quality Management team reevaluated the HEDIS strategy and updated analytic systems to provide the most …

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