RHS Featured On CBS
Link to watch Dr. Maria Simbra’s recent segment entitled “Pittsburgh Hospitals Put Protocols, Safety Measures In Place To Protect Patients’ Embryos.” You can visit behind the scenes in the RHS lab and learn how we keep your embryos safe.
Dr. Kubik, Once Again, A Top Doc!!
Pittsburgh Magazine, in conjunction with Best Doctors, has named Dr. Kubik one of Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors! Dr. Kubik has received this honor many,many consecutive years! Please join us in congratulating her yet again!
Don’t Become Lax With Zika Precautions
Please make us aware of your current travel plans if you are, or will be, in treatment. If in the past 6 months you have been diagnosed with Zika virus infection, been in an area with active Zika virus transmission, or had sex with a partner with either of those risks factors, please speak with your doctor regarding the risks associated with the Zika virus. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
New Workshops at Calm Waters Holistic Healing
People dealing with fertility issues know that stress is their constant companion. Dr. Alice Domar, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Director of Integrative Care at Boston IVF, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has conducted numerous research studies looking at the relationship between stress and fertility. According to Dr. Domar, “infertile women report equivalent levels of anxiety and depression as (do) women with cancer, HIV status, or heart disease.” Learning to control this anxiety and stress is essential.The Mind/Body Fertility Program at Calm Waters is modeled after Dr. Domar’s program in Boston.
Calm Waters Healing is ready to begin new workshops, programs and have added new locations. Call 412-657-3568 or visit calmwatershealing.com for more info.
RHS Partners With LIVESTRONG
RHS is proud to be named as a LIVESTRONG Fertility program partner. We join the nearly 450 fertility centers across 48 states that offer discounted fertility services to cancer survivors. More info here: http://lvstr.ng/OfHmTz
Our RHS Lab Receives Prestigious
Congratulations to the lab for their re-accreditation with The College of American Pathologists! The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. We appreciate all of the incredible work done in the lab!
RHS Is Awarded AIUM Ultrasound Practice Re-Accreditation
Congratulations to Lisa, Christine, Danya, Karen and the physicians as The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that RHS has been awarded ultrasound practice re-accreditation in these specialties: Adjunct Competence in 3D (GYN), Gynecologic, and Obstetric-First Trimester. We are committed to providing the best possible patient care in medical ultrasound!
RHS achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
RHS Named a Center of Nursing Excellence
RHS has been approved by ASRM as a Nursing Center of Excellence. Congratulations again to the nurses for working hard to complete the certification process!!!
RHS has joined Instagram!!
Please follow us @reproductivehealthspecialists. We are excited to meet you on our new social media platform!
RHS Is A Welcoming Place
From The Welcoming Project Website: http://www.thewelcomingproject.org/
“The Welcoming Project was created to encourage businesses, health care/service providers, organizations, and churches to show their patrons that all are welcome. Our signs indicate “All Are Welcome” no matter who you are. Although the rainbow flag is the traditional sign for gay rights and straight allies often recognize this as a symbol of acceptance and support, we like to think that the “All Are Welcome” message shows your patrons that you support everyone, no matter their gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. “This flag says that people who have different opinions can voice them freely. It represents anyone of any beliefs, any religion, any sexuality, any color.””
RHS welcomes patients in the Progyny fertility benefit network. RHS is excited to be the only provider in the area to accept both Progyny and Blue Cross Blue Shield, for those expenses not covered under your Progyny plan. Benefit holders (including Google and Facebook employees!), contact your HR advisor or Progyny team to make an appointment with us!
ICD-10 Is Here
Recently, the United States switched to ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases version 10. This coded list of medical conditions is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. ICD-10 is much more detailed than previous ICD standards, and with it the number of medical billing codes has almost quintupled. We must now use the new codes in filing insurance information, and you’ll see the new codes on forms and invoices.
RHS is hoping for the smoothest transition to these new codes as possible, but there will be growing pains. As always, if you have any billing questions, please call us and ask to a speak to a financial department rep. Meanwhile, look here to see some bizarre new ICD-10 codes.
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The Comfort Inn Conference Center Offers RHS Patients a Discount
If you are travelling a distance to RHS for treatment and need to stay overnight, the Comfort Inn Conference Center is now offering a discounted rate to RHS patients. Please mention Reproductive Health Specialists when calling the hotel directly to make your reservation. Link here for a list of area hotels.
Pay Your Bill On-Line
We’ve just launched an on-line bill payment option. Our payment portal can be reached from our home page. The button is directly below the patient portal.
More Patient Resources for You!
We’ve added an enormous amount of information for you. Visit our Patient Resources tab for information on weight management, mediations including discounted medication programs, pregnancy tips, learning the lingo and much, much more.