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

Most features in wearables aligned with professional recommendations

9/23/2014

  • Medical News Today

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed most features available in wearable activity monitors correspond with professional medical recommendations in promoting physical activity. Ho… 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

FSA rule change expected to take hold this fall

9/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Many employers this fall are expected to take advantage of a rule change that allows workers to carry over funds in flexible spending accounts. The Treasury Department announced the rule change late l… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CDC study examines oral health in women of childbearing age

9/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

In an analysis of data from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving nearly 5,000 women aged 15 to 44, CDC researchers found that younger women who weren't pregnant … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes await settlement of unpaid health care claims

9/17/2014

  • Mint Press News

Native American and Alaska Native tribes are awaiting court-mandated payments from the federal government to make up for decades' worth of underpayments for health care services. The Indian Health Ser… 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

CHIME honors Tenet Healthcare exec for policy leadership

9/23/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

CHIME has given this year's Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership to Liz Johnson, chief clinical informaticist and vice president of applied clinical informatics at Texas-based Tenet Healthca… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Surescripts welcomes 10 new electronic prior authorization service participants

9/21/2014

  • Health Data Management

Surescripts' electronic prior authorization e-prescribing service network has expanded with the recent addition of four pharmacy benefit managers and six health technology companies. Surescripts execu… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CDC finds gaps in pediatric preventive care

9/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. are not getting recommended preventive health care, including dental care, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and tobacco counseling, according… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

TG Therapeutics, FDA settle on details of leukemia drug trial

9/22/2014

  • OncLive

TG Therapeutics and the FDA have agreed on terms of a special protocol assessment for a late-stage trial that will assess the combination of ublituximab, or TG-1101, and Imbruvica, or ibrutinib, in pa… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care staff spot patient's serious heart problems

9/16/2014

  • Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

A man being treated for a diabetic foot ulcer at Mercy Wound Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa, had a vascular blockage in his lower thigh and five blockages in his heart. A wound care nurse practitione… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Former counseling-center operator sentenced for Medicaid fraud

9/22/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

Angela Shae Ellison, a former nurse and operator of Centerville, Iowa-based Cornerstone Counseling Center, was sentenced to serve 366 days in prison and pay restitution of $724,359 for health care fra… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Iora Health partners with Humana for ACO in Ariz., Wash.

9/22/2014

  • Health IT Analytics

Humana and Iora Health formed a Medicare accountable care organization for Humana members in Arizona and Washington state. Read More