Month: April 2020

HEDIS 2020 Tools For Success

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:37 pm, in

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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Do Your Part and Care For Your Heart

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:36 pm, in

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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Save Your Achy Breakey Heart

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm, in

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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The Coronavirus Epidemic

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:27 pm, in

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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Up to Here!

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm, in

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

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm, in

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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Nivano Member Portal

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm, in

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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Healthy, Happy Holidays

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm, in

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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7-11 Access Clinic

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 2:57 pm, in

Starting October 1st 2019, Dr. Gregory Smith and Allmed Medical Center extended the hours of three clinics in the greater Sacramento area. The clinics are now open 365 days per year from 7 AM to 11 PM. We started this program in coordination with Dr. Smith and Allmed to ensure that all members have timely […]

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Be a Fighter and Put Down the Lighter

Posted on: April 28, 2020 at 2:56 pm, in

Smoking and inhaled secondhand smoke harms nearly every organ of the body which can lead to many diseases. Quitting smoking has immediate and long-term benefits for you and your loved ones. Nivano Physicians, Our doctors and CM Care Coordinators are here to help you quit.  Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cigarette smoking causes […]

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