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

FDA OKs stomach cancer drug from Eli Lilly

4/21/2014

  • Reuters

Eli Lilly and Co. received federal approval for their Cyramza drug for the treatment of advanced stomach cancer in patients whose cancers cannot be treated surgically or have metastasized after treatm… 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

Report details employer costs for ACA noncompliance

4/22/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Employers of 50 or more full-time employees that do not offer health insurance next year in compliance with the Affordable Care Act will pay an average of $173.33 per worker each month, according to a… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Dallas adds wellness incentives to battle employee obesity

4/22/2014

  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

The city of Dallas estimates almost 80% of its insured workforce is overweight or obese, so it revamped its wellness program to add incentives for people to get fit. The changes have led hundreds of w… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Survey finds most veterans are satisfied with VA care

4/16/2014

  • Military Times

Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers attained a satisfaction index of 84 for inpatient care and 82 for outpatient care in the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index. Patients gave the V… 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

Many health groups still uncertain about adopting bundled payments

4/22/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

A KPMG survey of 140 responding health care groups found that 44% said they are already using bundled payments, 29% are undecided about moving to the financial care model, and 7% have no plans to adop… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Healthways ends telemedicine dispute with insurer

4/22/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A settlement agreement worth $9.4 million was reached between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Healthways over the alleged failure of Healthways to offer reimbursement to BCBSMN after the i… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study links periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease risks

4/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Periodontal disease was common among patients with chronic coronary heart disease participating in a multicenter clinical trial, and those who experienced tooth loss and gum bleeding tended to experie… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Lymphoma drug developer gets $60 million funding boost

4/22/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

A Series D funding round has brought in $60 million for cancer drugmaker ProNAi Therapeutics. Part of the proceeds from the round will go toward the midstage trials of PNT2258, the firm's drug candida… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study links LTC facility pressure ulcer rate with hospital readmissions

4/15/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A high prevalence of pressure ulcers at local long-term care facilities raise the likelihood that patients will be readmitted to a hospital, a study published in HSR: Health Services Research found. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Man's health care fraud conviction overturned by high court

4/22/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the health care fraud conviction of Maine resident Rodney Russell, who was found guilty by a jury on four counts of making false statements related to his applica… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Providers partner to focus on strengths

4/21/2014

  • Seattle Times, The

A Seattle partnership is bringing together a major, specialty-focused medical center with a small community clinic in what administrators say is a natural pairing that capitalizes on the strengths of … Read More