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

Ga. rule requires face-to-face visits before telehealth access

9/2/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A rule passed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board will require clinicians to evaluate a patient face to face before offering care via telemedicine tools. However, certain types of remote consultati… 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

Feds issue draft guidance, forms for mandate compliance

8/29/2014

  • Law360.com (subscription required)
  • Hill, The

The IRS issued draft documents and guidelines for employers to use in compliance with the Affordable Care Act's mandate to offer employees health insurance. Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ga. city workers log 27.3 million steps in wellness challenge

9/2/2014

  • Statesboro Herald (Ga.)

The 63 city employees in Statesboro, Ga., participating in a "Fit By '15" wellness challenge have racked up more than 27.3 million steps since July, as measured by Fitbit trackers. The wellness progra… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Investigation finds no connection between VA care delays, deaths

8/27/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general found no causal relationship between long wait times for care at the Phoenix VA medical center and 40 veterans' deaths, althou… 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

Health groups still struggling with population health management

9/2/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A Chilmark Research report found that the market for population health management is still in its earliest stages, despite a rising interest in the health sector. The report noted that few vendors pro… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Sharp HealthCare leaves Medicare Pioneer ACO initiative

8/29/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Sharp HealthCare has decided to leave the Medicare Pioneer ACO program because it could experience "significant shared loss" for its third performance year in the initiative. The San Diego-based group… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Court upholds $83K penalty in COBRA dental case

8/27/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Books-A-Million in Birmingham, Ala., must pay $83,000 for failing to notify a terminated employee about her right to continue paying for dental coverage under COBRA. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of App… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Mobile app may help monitor jaundice in newborns

9/2/2014

  • MedGadget.com

A team of providers and engineers at the University of Washington has created a smartphone application that could help parents and providers screen newborns for jaundice. The app, called BiliCam, has … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Scientists ID genes involved in lizard tail regeneration

8/26/2014

  • Gizmag

Genes associated with wound healing, embryonic development and hormonal regulation are behind the green anole's ability to regenerate its tail, according to research published in the journal PLOS One.… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

S.D. recovers over $170K in Omnicare settlement

9/2/2014

  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The
  • KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

South Dakota received $171,666.66 from the $16.48 million multistate settlement of Cincinnati-based Omnicare, announced state Attorney General Marty Jackley. The state will get $78,228.72 as restituti… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

HHS issues $35M in grants to support PCMHs

8/27/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

HHS awarded $35 million in grants split among 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes. Twenty-one grants support new constru… Read More