Health Insurance, Facilities & IT

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Senate hearing to focus on RAC improvements

7/9/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will conduct a meeting today to discuss improvements to the CMS' recovery audit contractor program. The program recovered close to $2.25 billion in Medicare money… Read More

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Health insurance product and policy news

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans

CMS begins registering agents and brokers for 2015 enrollment

7/9/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Officials at CMS' Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight have begun signing up agents and brokers who want to help individuals or small businesses shop for 2015 health plans on the fede… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Program saved $280,000 by giving employees FitBits

7/9/2014

  • CITEworld

The CloudFit program, an employee wellness initiative that provides Appirio employees with a FitBit and live online sessions with fitness trainers, led to a $280,000 reduction in insurance costs. Insu… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Proposed Tricare changes could restrict access to mental health care

7/9/2014

  • El Paso Inc. (Texas)

Proposed Tricare rules regarding coverage of mental health services could restrict service members' access to care, counselors warn. The rules require mental health professionals to have completed a m… Read More

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

News for health care CIOs

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

CHIME14 early bird deadline extended to July 11 -- save $400!

7/8/2014

The CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum, the premier educational event for health care CIOs, is happening Oct. 28-31 in San Antonio, Texas. The deadline to register and secure the early bird rate is Friday, July 1… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

New platform helps users locate extended-care providers for patients

7/9/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

A discharge planning and placement tool was unveiled by Sequentia to help users identify and locate extended-care providers that can meet the specific medical needs of patients about to be discharged … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Laser-equipped toothbrush reduces dentin sensitivity in study

7/2/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

A toothbrush that emits low-level laser beams was safe and effective for treating dentin sensitivity, researchers report in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Pain response steadily declined in both … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Tuberculosis strikes more children than WHO estimates, study finds

7/8/2014

  • BBC
  • Yahoo
  • Medical News Today

More than 650,000 children worldwide develop tuberculosis every year, nearly 25% more than the current estimate from the World Health Organization, according to a study in the journal The Lancet Globa… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

New wound care center opens in Albany, Ore.

7/8/2014

  • Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)

The new Samaritan Wound Services clinic at Samaritan Medical and Diagnostics Center serves patients who previously received wound and ostomy care at Samaritan Albany General Hospital in Albany, Ore. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association

HIMSS asks FDA to add another category to the mobile device guidance

7/9/2014

  • Government Health IT online

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has expressed its support for the FDA's proposed mobile medical device guidance, but it suggested that the agency add another health IT catego… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

How wearable monitors, EHRs are improving medical research

7/9/2014

  • WRALTechWire.com (Raleigh, N.C.)

Wearable biometric monitors, electronic health records and other technology generate real-time data for use in clinical care and long-term research, and the tools are transforming how patients partici… Read More