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

Hypertension self-care lowers BP in at-risk patients

8/28/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Data on patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease or other major cardiovascular risks revealed those who underwent a hypertension self-management program attained lower mean systolic blood pressu… 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

Chico State outreach helps more students get counseling

8/28/2014

  • Chico News & Review (Calif.)

Chico State University's mentoring and outreach efforts have led more students to its Counseling and Wellness Center for mental health services, said counselor Juni Banerjee-Stevens. She said the inc… 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

CIOs cite EHR interoperability as key barrier to ACO participation

8/28/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

About 47% of CIOs responding to a recent healthsystemCIO.com survey said their groups are currently taking part in an accountable care organization, while 13% said their groups are in the process of j… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

FDA praised for exempting some medical platforms from regulatory controls

8/27/2014

  • Health Data Management

The Telecommunications Industry Association has sent a letter to the FDA expressing its support for the agency's proposal to exempt some medical device data systems that pose low risk to patients from… 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

Vitamin D deficiency associated with poor lymphoma outcomes in seniors

8/26/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study on the website of the Journal of Clinical Oncology says vitamin D deficiency was associated with worse health outcomes in seniors being treated with rituximab for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma… 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

CFO of medical equipment firm admits to Medicare fraud

8/28/2014

  • WXIA-TV (Atlanta)

Daniel Lane, St. Louis-based Compass Healthcare's vice president and chief financial officer, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Lane admitted to working with Holly… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Horizon BCBS of N.J. partners with provider for better care

8/27/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and JerseyCare IPA have collaborated on an effort to optimize quality and costs of care. Communication and analytics tools are expected to result in better… Read More