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

CDC: Hypertension mortality climbing

3/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

A CDC report found that overall mortality from hypertension has risen 23% since 2000. Meanwhile, mortality from all other causes is down 21%. Deaths linked to hypertension among 45- to 64-year-old men… 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

Senate won't take up Medicare bill until mid-April

3/27/2015

  • Reuters
  • Kaiser Health News

The Senate will wait until after April 12 to take up a bill overhauling the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. Reimbursements to physicians are set to be reduced April 1, but Senate Majority Le… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Business, benefits advocates support wellness program legislation

3/27/2015

  • Employee Benefit Adviser

Advocates for business and employee benefit groups support federal legislation that affirms existing wellness program regulations and guides use of financial incentives. The Equal Employment Opportuni… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Troops' deployments, injuries affect their children, study finds

3/25/2015

  • MedicalDaily.com

Young children with a military parent who is deployed are more likely than children with nondeployed military parents to suffer injuries, mental health problems and maltreatment, according to a study … 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

CIO lists indicators of a security-focused organizational culture

3/26/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Sue Schade, CHIME's 2014 CIO of the Year, discussed in a recent blog post several signs that an organization has a strong security culture. Indicators of security-mindedness include having a chief inf… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Voyant receives FDA OK for TraumaCad Mobile tool

3/27/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Voyant Health has obtained FDA clearance to market the mobile version of its TraumaCad solution. TraumaCad Mobile, which can be leveraged as part of an enterprise system or as a standalone application… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Survey finds gap in dental care for older, homebound patients

3/25/2015

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Health care and dental care providers should partner to develop dental care programs for homebound elderly adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Man… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study links inheritable mutation of ETV6 gene with leukemia risk

3/27/2015

  • Medical News Today

A whole-exome sequencing study of a family with a high prevalence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia found that the development of the cancer was associated with a germline mutation of the ETV6 gene. Pre… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Company raises funds for chronic venous insufficiency treatment

3/24/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

InterVene is developing a catheter-based therapy for chronic venous insufficiency that creates deep vein valves out of a patient's vein wall tissue. Boston Scientific, venture capital firms and angel … Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Unlicensed physician, husband charged with falsely billing health insurer

3/27/2015

  • Patch.com

Lynda Stambaugh-Lupo, an unlicensed former osteopathic physician from Jackson, N.J., and her husband, Michael Lupo, were charged Wednesday with health care claims fraud, conspiracy and theft by decept… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Survey: 97% of ED doctors order imaging to avoid lawsuits

3/25/2015

  • HealthDay News

A survey of 435 emergency department doctors found that 97% said they order medically unnecessary imaging scans to mitigate risk of malpractice lawsuits. The survey, which appeared in Academic Emergen… Read More