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

Auxilium's Dupuytren's contracture treatment gains expanded approval

10/23/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals obtained federal approval for Xiaflex to address up to two Dupuytren's contracture joints in a single hand during a single visit for treatment. It was already approved for tr… 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

Advocates question policy on HealthCare.gov EZ enrollment form

10/23/2014

  • Detroit News, The

Legal immigrants and naturalized citizens are barred from using the newly launched EZ application for health insurance on HealthCare.gov, and advocacy groups are worried that the policy will hinder ef… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CEO found his drive to succeed led to employee stress

10/23/2014

  • Forbes

GetVoIP.com founder Reuban Yonatan said he got so caught up in making his startup succeed he failed to notice how work stress was affecting his employees' well-being. He researched data on the causes … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

DOD delays cuts to autism therapy reimbursement rate

10/22/2014

  • Government Executive

A proposed cut in the amount Tricare pays for certain autism therapies will not take effect this month but will take effect April 20, officials announced. Reimbursement for one-on-one counseling with … 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

Expert: Effective HIT use hinges on the right governance approach

10/23/2014

  • InformationWeek

Health groups seeking to make cost-effective use of health IT should have the right governance strategy in place, writes Dr. Dick Taylor of the MedSys Group. Taylor discusses the characteristics of an… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Apple Watch to be included in physician group's patient care protocol

10/23/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • MobiHealthNews.com

Apple Watch will be included in HSHS Medical Group's patient care protocol when the watch is released next year, the medical group announced. A task force was formed by the Hospital Sisters Health Sys… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

N.J. bill would block plans from setting rates for non-covered care

10/22/2014

  • Law360.com (subscription required)

Dental insurers may not dictate rates in-network dentists charge for services not covered by the plans under a bill approved by the New Jersey General Assembly. Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

MicroRNA turns skin cells into neurons without stem cell phase

10/22/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Researchers have developed a method for converting human skin cells into medium spiny neurons, a brain cell that is affected by Huntington's disease. Unlike other techniques, the process does not requ… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Advanced, personalized care prevents patient's foot amputation

10/21/2014

  • Tonawanda News (North Tonawanda, N.Y.), The

Intensive, multipronged treatment may have saved a 50-year-old New York woman from having her foot amputated. The woman has diabetes and sustained a severe infection in her foot, which her physician s… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Fla. physician assistant sentenced in Medicare fraud case

10/23/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Roger Bergman, a resident of Miami, on Tuesday received a 15-year prison sentence for his role in an $87 million Medicare fraud scheme. Trial evidence showed that Bergman, who was convicted of fraud c… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study measures dangers of secondhand smoke exposure at home

10/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control showed that nonsmokers who lived in homes with smokers were exposed to amounts of harmful air particles similar to those found in highly polluted citie… Read More