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

GAO finds security flaws on HealthCare.gov

9/17/2014

  • Reuters

The federally run health insurance exchange still has some privacy and security weaknesses, according to a Government Accountability Office investigation. The GAO attributed most of the problems to co… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Cleveland company to offer nicotine tests to employees

9/17/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

RTA in Cleveland said it will offer its employees nicotine testing and those who participate and who do not smoke will get health insurance discounts. General manager Joe Calabrese said that the compa… 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

La. provider to deploy cardiology, interoperability platform from Merge Healthcare

9/17/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Louisiana-based Willis-Knighton Health System has agreed to deploy Merge Healthcare's cardiology and interoperability solution to enable staff members to easily access medical images across all of its… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

ACA puts dentistry under a microscope

9/10/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Not only will the Affordable Care Act extend dental benefits to more low-income children and adults, the law's focus on quality and outcomes will prompt insurers to analyze more claims and insist dent… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

FDA clears single-needle dialysis device from NxStage

9/16/2014

  • FDAnews

The FDA has given 510(k) clearance for NxStage's OneSite, a portable single-needle dialysis device that is intended to preserve vascular access while promoting patient comfort. The device includes an … 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

Hacking incident compromises data of over 30,000 patients in Utah

9/17/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A data breach affecting over 30,000 people was reported by Central Utah Clinic after a server containing protected data was accessed by hackers on Oct. 9, 2012. Compromised data included patient names… 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