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

Advisory panel recommends approval of hypoparathyroidism drug

9/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

An FDA panel endorsed approval of NPS Pharmaceuticals' Natpara medication to address hypoparathyroidism in an 8-5 vote. 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

Obama administration urges active health plan re-enrollment

9/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

People who enrolled in a health plan through an Affordable Care Act exchange will be automatically re-enrolled in the same or a similar plan, and insurers are sending their subscribers federally manda… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Extra fruits, veggies popular at Ill. elementary school

9/15/2014

  • Lake County News-Sun (Gurnee, Ill.)

Students at Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan, Ill., look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays, when they get special fruit and vegetable snacks during the day. The program, paid for by a stat… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

McDonald seeks better online VA tools for veterans

9/10/2014

  • NextGov

Veterans should be able to access Department of Veterans Affairs programs through a single website, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday. A team of experts is working on narrowing down the number … 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 members cite analytics as top investment priority

9/16/2014

  • Health Data Management
  • Healthcare Informatics online

A Health Catalyst survey of CHIME members found that analytics is viewed by senior health IT executives as their top IT investment priority, followed by population health projects and ICD-10. Survey r… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Software to help practices with billing operations

9/15/2014

  • BeckersASC.com

New software was released by billing services firm CollaborateMD to help practices streamline their medical billing operations. The electronic medical billing solution can assist facilities in perform… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

ACA puts dentistry under a microscope

9/10/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Not only will the Affordable Care Act extend dental benefits to more low-income children and adults, the law's focus on quality and outcomes will prompt insurers to analyze more claims and insist dent… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

52 in Congress urge caution in changing liver transplant regions

9/14/2014

  • Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

Fifty-two members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration expressing concern about proposed changes to the national liver transplant allocat… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Depression might raise risk for postsurgical infection

9/9/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Patients suffering from depression before cardiothoracic surgery were much more likely to contract postoperative sternal wound infections, potentially leading to longer lengths of stay, readmission an… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Clinic operator sentenced to prison in Medicaid fraud case

9/15/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Claude Arthur Verbal, a former Raleigh, N.C.-based businessman, received a prison sentence of almost 12 years for health care fraud, tax fraud and money laundering. Verbal used his position as the ope… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

New care models consider social aspects of health

9/15/2014

  • Managed Care magazine

Some new health care models include strategies to address social aspects of poor health, such as food, housing and transportation, and help patients navigate the health care system or follow a treatme… Read More