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Guide for Decoding Your Hospital Bill

10/01/2014 | Community

Hospital bills contain a lot of information to sift through, and can be overwhelming. However, here at Indiana University Health we want you to understand what you are being charged for. We also want you to know that, like you, we have all been patients, too, and understand that “life happens”. Our team members are here to help you understand the information in your bill and to answer questions you may have regarding insurance, payment or assistance.  We’ve created a helpful…

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Open Enrollment

09/24/2014 | Community

Open enrollment for plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace starts on October 1. As you prepare to enroll in insurance through healthcare.gov, ask yourself a few questions to guide your decision on what plan to select. 1. How much can I afford to pay each month? Your premium is how much money you pay each month for insurance. Many people choose the lowest premium plan, but that could end up costing more in the long run depending on your health needs. Assess your monthly budget and…

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How to Prepare for Open Enrollment

09/19/2014 | Community

It’s that time of year again: open enrollment season – the once-a-year opportunity to update your benefits plan to fit your ever-changing needs. If your current plan no longer fits your lifestyle and you’re reviewing other options, you may feel overwhelmed with all the considerations that come with selecting a new plan. What are my wellness benefits? Can I still visit my preferred physician? Will my prescriptions be covered? These factors – and many others – are important…

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Trauma center takes selfie to support safer community

07/14/2014 | CommunitySafety

With more than 70 homicides so far in 2014, Indianapolis is on pace to make this year the most violent the city has ever recorded. Such harsh realities are felt by the entire community, and especially by medical staff at the state’s largest trauma center. Violent injuries rank among the top three reasons why people are taken to the Level I Trauma Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital, which treats more than 3,600 patients with traumatic injuries each year. In fact, nearly 15 percent of cases…

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Fireworks Safety

07/03/2014 | CommunitySafety

Celebrating the fourth of July can be fun with pool parties, cook outs and spending time with friends and family. Make sure you and your loved ones are taking precautions when it is time to set off fireworks. About 7,000 people each year are injured or killed by fireworks in the United States due to the festive holiday. How can I keep my children safe around fireworks? Taking precautions around fireworks is important. Never let children handle fireworks alone or without adult supervision. Even sparklers…

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Survive and Thrive

05/22/2014 | CommunityCancer

Who are Cancer Survivors? The term cancer survivor refers to a person who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis throughout his or her life.   How many Cancer Survivors are in the U.S.? Currently there are 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States, and that number is estimated to rise to 18 million by 2022.  This increase in survival rate is largely due to improved identification of cancers that can sometimes be found early by screening, improvement and development…

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Let’s Talk About Healthcare and Medicare

11/21/2013 | CommunityAnnouncements

We’ve been talking about open enrollment for a Medicare Advantage plan, which runs through Dec. 7, 2013. If you’re already in a Medicare Advantage plan and don’t need to make changes, then you don’t need to do a thing. If you are considering changes, you can find valuable tips about things to consider when renewing your policy here. Almost every American over age 65 depends on Medicare for health insurance, but talking about healthcare can seem confusing and at times overwhelming.…

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Beth’s Legacy of Hope

05/20/2013 | CommunityAnnouncements

When Beth Stayer, 34, a registered nurse working at IU Health North Hospital was beaten to death by her ex-husband in 2009, her co-workers were shocked and grief stricken. IU Health Methodist Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, where Beth was treated, turned the tragedy into a legacy of hope. A collaborate effort between IU Health Methodist Trauma Services and the Forensics unit aimed their goals at spreading awareness about the warning signs of domestic violence. “The need for some sort…

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AT YOUR BEST

05/06/2013 | CommunityAnnouncementsWellness

When you are at your best, you can best live the Indiana University Health promise of assurance. Inspire others with your story or tips on how to improve well-being at the updated Pulse page: pulse.iuhealth.org/atyourbest. Two IU Health team members who submit a comment will be randomly selected to win a pair of suite tickets to upcoming events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Garden on the Go® to Benefit from Whole Foods Market®

01/03/2013 | CommunityGarden on the Go

WHAT: Whole Foods Market has a history of establishing a deep commitment to each of the communities it serves. As part of that commitment, Whole Foods Market holds quarterly Community Support Days, in which five percent of a day’s sales are donated to a local nonprofit organization. Whole Foods Market stores in Indiana will honor that commitment by donating 5 percent of one day’s sales to Garden on the Go®. Garden on the Go® is Indiana University Health’s year-round mobile…

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