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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Updated Medicare ABN Form
- And Finally, a Story about Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers
For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #591 recorded May 5, 2017.
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Updated Medicare ABN Form
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 28 that the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form and instructions were approved for renewal.
The effective date for use of the updated ABN form rapidly approaching.
CMS has made the updated documents available on their web site.
For information specific to chiropractic use of the ABN, please visit ACA’s ABN webpage.
Be sure to download the new ABN from the CMS.gov website to start using as of its’ effective date. It is the form with the 2020 expiration date.
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NYSCA Alert (See CMS site for updated Effective Date information) – http://www.nysca.com/?id=1203
Sex-Based Differences in Cardiometabolic Biomarkers
Few data are available comparing cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarker profiles between women and men in the general population.
The authors of a recent study published in the journal Circulation, analyzed sex-based differences in multiple biomarkers reflecting distinct pathophysiological pathways, accounting for differences between women and men in CVD risk factors, body composition, and cardiac morphology.
A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the Dallas Heart Study, a multiethnic population-based study. Associations between sex and 30 distinct biomarkers representative of 6 pathophysiological categories were evaluated.
The study concluded that biomarker profiles differ significantly between women and men in the general population. Sex differences were most apparent for biomarkers of adiposity, endothelial dysfunction, inflammatory cell recruitment, and cardiac stress and injury.
Future studies are needed to characterize whether pathophysiological processes delineated by these biomarkers contribute to sex-based differences in the development and complications of CVD.
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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