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ESSENTIA HEALTH

Lakes Prostate Cancer Fund receives $1,000 donation
Pharmacy has hours seven days a week.
The group will meet at Cragun's Legacy Golf Club
Essentia Health in Fargo is among the first to use a robotic endoscopy apparatus that allows low-risk access to hard-to-reach lung nodules in early development.

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Prior to the pandemic, virtual doctor's visits were limited to a small set of services. That was until former President Donald Trump directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to add more than 80 new telehealth services to the list of services covered by Medicare -- and to reimburse them at the same rate as in-person services. That change allowed for the expansion of telehealth, but raised new problems for providers.
Essentia Health is hosting free advance care planning classes on April 13 and May 3
The “Meds to Beds” service brings prescriptions right to the patient’s bedside
The funds are intended to treat opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders in rural communities.
Early onset colorectal cancer cases on the rise.
The service is available to patients scheduling refills either by calling or using the online refill webpage.

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Up to one-third of children are not up to date in vaccines.
Regulations posed obstacles before the pandemic. For some, the question is will it continue even after the pandemic passes. Options for virtual visits, video check-ins, are now more numerous than ever before. For medical providers it has been a way for all types of care and particularly a way to connect with those who deal with anxiety, depression and substance use.
Minnesota hospitals that ranked in the bottom 25% nationally for preventing infections and other illness gained while under care included regional facilities owned by Mayo Clinic, Essentia, Fairview and CentraCare. The facilities will lose 1% on Medicare payments for the coming year.

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