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

Teva gains tentative OK for HIV treatment

7/23/2014

  • Drug Store News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries obtained tentative approval for its abacavir sulfate and lamivudine tablets for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. 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

Ark. considers HSAs for Medicaid recipients

7/22/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to require monthly contributions to a health care savings account from Medicaid enrollees with incomes between 50% and 138% of the federal poverty level. … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Mission Health wellness plan gets off to fast start

7/23/2014

  • Mountain Xpress (Asheville, N.C.)

Mission Health in Asheville, N.C., says 3,000 employees have signed up for its MyHealthyLife WellConnect wellness program and have logged 59.4 million walking steps since July 1. Mission plans to expa… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

SoonerCare boosts IHS, veterans' care in Okla.

7/16/2014

  • KGOU-FM (University of Oklahoma)

The tribal relations coordinator for SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, is encouraging eligible Native Americans, including veterans, to enroll in the program. All Indian Health Service provider… 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

Group creates ACO accreditation program

7/22/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has created an accreditation program for accountable care organizations that will evaluate their network infrastructure and exchange connecti… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Drchrono combines EHR functionality with AppMedicine's virtual visit software

7/22/2014

  • Programmable Web

Drchrono has integrated its application programming interface with AppMedicine's AppVisit software to allow patients to get non-emergency care electronically through e-visits, and allow physicians to … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Should dentists offer HIV testing?

7/16/2014

  • New York magazine

Eighty-two percent of Sydney dental patients polled said they would not object to receiving an HIV test at their dentist's office. Most said they would prefer a saliva swab, 15% would choose a pinpric… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Deep vein thrombosis procedure carries risk of complications with little added benefit, study finds

7/21/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Clinicians are increasingly turning to catheter-directed thrombolysis for treatment of deep vein thrombosis, but the procedure may lead to more complications than anticoagulants alone, according to a … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

R.I. man survives necrotizing fasciitis with hand amputation

7/22/2014

  • WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
  • Associated Press, The

A 32-year-old Rhode Island firefighter had his hand amputated after a fall from a bicycle led to a necrotizing fasciitis infection. A thorn punctured the man's palm when he fell, introducing the bacte… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

GAO: Investigators able to sign up fraudulent applicants for ACA coverage

7/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that undercover investigators were able to sign up fraudulent identities for health insurance plans and federal subsidies through HealthC… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Poll sheds light on the challenge of finding a doctor

7/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty percent of Americans responding to a recent poll said they rely on physician recommendations from friends and family, close to half trust referrals from their doctor and fewer rely on online pat… Read More