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How to Avoid Summer Migraines

With summer’s arrival come many wonderful things like breaks in school, adventurous vacations, and lots of fun in the sun. However, for some, summer’s heat brings out something not so enjoyable—migraine headaches. While migraines can attack at any time, many sufferers find them more frequent during the summer due things like higher temperatures, barometric pressure […]

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HSH CIGNA Payor Dispute Case Update

We are pleased to let you know that Humble Surgical Hospital has prevailed on all counts in the case filed against it by CIGNA Life Insurance Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Houston with the opinion issued by Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt today. Judge Hoyt dismissed all claims made by […]

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Becker’s Hospital Review – Cigna ordered to pay $13M to physician-owned hospital

According to the judge, Cigna’s claim denials were based on the insurer’s flawed interpretation of exclusionary language in self-funded plans it administered. “Cigna’s interpretation of ‘exclusionary’ language as rejecting covered services, was improper and violative of the plans’ terms,” the judge concluded. The judge ordered Cigna to pay $11.4 million in damages and $2.3 million […]

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Law 360 – Cigna Ordered to Pay $13M For Refusal To Cover Claims

By Shayna Posses Law360, New York (June 1, 2016, 9:54 PM ET) — A Texas federal judge awarded a physician-owned hospital more than $13 million in litigation against Cigna, concluding Wednesday that the insurer breached the terms of benefit plans by refusing to cover out-of-network health care services provided by the facility.U.S. District Judge Kenneth […]

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When is the Right Time to Visit an Emergency Room

Accidents and illnesses happen every day. For the majority, these minor problems require minimal care and treatment. However, it is important to recognize when a situation requires immediate emergency assistance. Knowing the difference can not only save you time and money, but quite possibly your life. When seeking medical attention, it is important to understand […]

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Probiotics- Are They Right for Me?

When you think of bacteria, what comes to mind—contagious germs, the common cold, disinfectant spray? For some, the word alone strikes fear in their hearts. However, the right kind of internal bacteria in your gut can be more of a friend than a foe. These helpful little microorganisms are known as probiotics and they pack […]

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A Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

It’s time to talk about that uncomfortable, but necessary procedure we all know—the colonoscopy. Colonoscopies, though they had a bad reputation, are one of the most important procedures a person can have done. Approximately 50,000 people will die per year, due to colorectal cancer. Being the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United […]

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Humble Surgical Hospital’s Dr. Gregory Harvey FOX-26

  Humble Surgical Hospital’s Dr. Gregory Harvey was recently featured on FOX-26 TV’s morning news Health Watch. He discussed orthopedic needs for runners in conjunction with the marathon and half marathon that took place over the weekend in Houston. This was a wonderful opportunity to share news with the greater Houston area about our hospital […]

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Patient Safety is the Cornerstone of our Work

Patient Safety is the cornerstone of our work at Humble Surgical Hospital and all the facilities in our network. Recently, chief nursing/administrative officer at Westside Surgical Hospital, Angie Kauffman was asked to share best practices on this topic with the readers of Medical Journal of Houston. Click here to read: Medical Journal Houston – July […]

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