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

Panel calls for greater transparency in health costs

8/27/2014

  • H&HN Magazine online

An Institute for Healthcare Improvement panel has called on physicians not only to discuss treatment options with patients but also to promote greater cost transparency and information on the value of… 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

Not all income is subject to ACA tax credit calculations

8/27/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Anyone who received a federal tax credit for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act must file a federal income tax return. All income from salary, tips, self-employment, unemployment, a… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Employee assistance programs help firms address mental illness

8/27/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Employee mental health illnesses are costly for companies but creating employee assistance programs can offer managers and workers strategies and options to obtain help. Tasty Catering CEO Tom Walter … 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

U.S. list of fastest-growing companies includes 3 EHR vendors

8/26/2014

  • Government Health IT online

Three EHR vendors -- CareCloud, drchrono and eClinicalWorks -- were among Inc.'s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing firms in the U.S. this year. Overall, 377 on the list were health care-related compan… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

WEDI surveys stakeholders for views on Health Plan Identifiers

8/27/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

WEDI is inviting stakeholders, including providers and vendors, to participate in its recently launched survey to learn their views on the possible adoption of the unique Health Plan Identifier within… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Some dentists lack evidence-based clinical knowledge about sealants, study finds

8/20/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Most dentists use dental sealants in their clinical practices for caries prevention and have positive attitudes about using dental sealants, but some lacked a high level of evidence-based clinical kno… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

GlaxoSmithKline receives expanded FDA approval for Promacta

8/26/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The FDA has approved GlaxoSmithKline's Promacta, or eltrombopag, for the treatment of severe aplastic anemia patients who do not respond to immunosuppression. The approval is based on a midstage trial… 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

Hacking incident compromises data of nearly 4,500 employees in Ohio

8/27/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

A data breach affecting almost 4,500 participants in the Huntington Bancshares wellness program, which was overseen by StayWell Health Management, was reported after hackers accessed former Staywell v… 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