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

Foundation's investment raises research funds and concerns

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which invested $150 million in a company developing drugs for the disease 15 years ago, stands to bring in $3.3 billion by selling the rights to future drug royalties. … 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

NAIC drafts model language for insurance network oversight

11/20/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners' draft model language for laws governing provider networks allows states to develop their own rules. The model does not specify maximum distances be… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ark. county uses wellness plan to keep health costs down

11/20/2014

  • Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.), The

Baxter County in Arkansas is implementing a wellness program for employees to reduce costs and allow it to keep providing health coverage at no cost to workers. The program is voluntary but requires e… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

ACA outreach efforts target specific populations of uninsured

11/19/2014

  • National Public Radio

Affordable Care Act advocates in Montana are reaching out to Native Americans, while their counterparts in Georgia are encouraging Asians, Hispanics and African-Americans to enroll in a health insuran… 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

College Live: Creating an Effective Organizational Wide Cyber Security Strategy

11/20/2014

A successful cybersecurity strategy is one that is embraced and supported throughout the organization -- it's not just about technology! This session, scheduled for noon ET on Wednesday, Dec. 10, iden… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

New office to support CMS' data transparency effort

11/20/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

The CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics was recently established to help the agency use its data resources to create frameworks that will help cut care costs and promote high-quality, patient-… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Delta Dental funds Iowa campaign to improve seniors' oral health

11/19/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated $600,000 to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition, which links state agencies, patient advocates, health care professionals, academics and other stakeholders in an … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

3-drug regimens reduce risk of mother-child HIV transmission

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An ongoing international study has found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission is lower with three-drug regimens given during pregnancy. Overall, 0.5% of infants whose mothers had a lamivu… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Cleveland Clinic opens wound care center in Medina, Ohio

11/18/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The new Wound Healing Center at Cleveland Clinic's Medina Hospital is housed in what was once a records room with a pad added to house a hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit. Clinic and community-based doct… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Former Texas pharmacist found guilty of fraud

11/20/2014

  • El Paso Times (Texas)

Peter Victor Ayika, a former pharmacist in West El Paso, Texas, was convicted of health care fraud, wire fraud and mail fraud Monday. Ayika filed false claims to Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Number of ACOs stabilizes while number of covered lives rises

11/19/2014

  • Managed Care magazine

Accountable care organizations often have multiple contracts with health insurers and the CMS, and many health care providers that call themselves ACOs do not meet the definition of one, making an acc… Read More