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

Choosing Wisely: 5 recommendations for physical therapy

9/18/2014

  • ConsumerReports.org

The American Physical Therapy Association's list of practices to question or avoid under the Choosing Wisely campaign says clinical use of passive physical agents such as heating pads and ultrasound o… 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

Health system consolidation might not be good for consumers, FTC says

9/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Health system mergers and practice acquisitions might reduce redundancies and improve efficiencies, but they also raise concerns about reduced competition and higher prices for patients, the Federal T… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study: Wellness program yields health gains, cost reductions

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A five-year study of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's MyHealth employee wellness program shows improvements in health risks and increases in the use of preventive care and disease managem… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes await settlement of unpaid health care claims

9/17/2014

  • Mint Press News

Native American and Alaska Native tribes are awaiting court-mandated payments from the federal government to make up for decades' worth of underpayments for health care services. The Indian Health Ser… 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 IT Week casts spotlight on interoperability, patient engagement

9/18/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

Patient engagement and interoperability took center stage as National Health IT Week commenced Monday. National HIT Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo stressed that interoperability was a key focus of the … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Sept. 23 webinar: The Role of Technology in Healthcare Transformation: A CFO Perspective

9/18/2014

Issues related to reimbursement reductions, government regulatory requirements and customer satisfaction are creating a need for health care delivery models to change. In this webinar, Domenic Segalla… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CDC finds gaps in pediatric preventive care

9/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. are not getting recommended preventive health care, including dental care, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and tobacco counseling, according… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

British safety trial begins for experimental Ebola vaccine

9/17/2014

  • Reuters

The first volunteer in a British safety trial of GlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine has received the drug. The vaccine, which was developed with the National Institutes of Health, is being t… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care staff spot patient's serious heart problems

9/16/2014

  • Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

A man being treated for a diabetic foot ulcer at Mercy Wound Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa, had a vascular blockage in his lower thigh and five blockages in his heart. A wound care nurse practitione… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Man charged in suspected TennCare fraud

9/18/2014

  • Lebanon Democrat (Tenn.), The

Wilson County, Tenn., resident Michael Pignone was charged with defrauding TennCare on Monday over accusations of reselling prescription drugs. Pignone is accused of filling an Oxycodone prescription,… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

New reimbursement models will drive down CV device prices, experts say

9/17/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Bundled, capitation and reference pricing payment models will tie prices for stents, valves and balloons with the value they deliver, experts said at an FDA town hall session during a Transcatheter C… Read More