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

Surgery may work best when type 2 diabetes is less advanced, study finds

11/26/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Data on obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had sleeve gastrectomy showed 10% of those whose cases were most severe were still in remission at five years, compared with 59% who had intermediate di… 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 proposes shorter ACA enrollment period

11/25/2014

  • CNBC

The CMS recently proposed a number of rules related to the Affordable Care Act, including one that would shorten and shift the open enrollment period. Open enrollment for the 2016 plan year would run … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Philadelphia, Boston join "Meatless Monday" campaign

11/26/2014

  • NewsMax.com

Schools in Philadelphia and Boston have joined the movement of serving all-vegetarian options on Mondays. The cities join others, including Detroit and Los Angeles, in the effort to improve school nut… 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

CMS gives hospitals more time for 2014 MU attestation

11/24/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

The deadline for critical access hospitals and eligible hospitals in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to attest to EHR meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year has been pushed back from Nov. 30 to… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Agency seeks new patient scheduling platform

11/24/2014

  • FederalTimes.com

A request for information was issued Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a commercial off-the-shelf patient scheduling platform that could be integrated with the Veterans Health Informati… 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

Transposagen, Janssen sign cell therapy research and license agreement

11/24/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals will work with Janssen Biotech to develop chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies. Janssen will have exclusive rights to any jointly developed products, and Transpos… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study finds amnion/chorion allograft works well for chronic foot ulcers

11/25/2014

  • Medical News Today

Treatment with a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft healed chronic foot ulcers in a 40-patient study, researchers said. Participants were treated with sharp debridement and several oth… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Maine couple accused in welfare fraud scheme sentenced to probation

11/25/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

Carol Welch and her husband, Scott, of Kennebuck, Maine, were sentenced to probation Monday after pleading guilty to welfare fraud charges in August. Carol Welch, who pleaded guilty to one count each … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

AHRQ outlines approaches for measuring primary care treatments

11/21/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a tool designed to help measure the effects of primary care interventions. "Effective evaluation can help determine the best ways to improve… Read More