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

Teva gains tentative OK for HIV treatment

7/23/2014

  • Drug Store News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries obtained tentative approval for its abacavir sulfate and lamivudine tablets for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. 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

Automatic enrollment boosts retirement plan participation

7/23/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

The average participation rate in workplace retirement plans with automatic enrollment grew to 84.6% last year from 81.4% in 2012, while the participation rate in plans without auto-enroll dropped to … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Mission Health wellness plan gets off to fast start

7/23/2014

  • Mountain Xpress (Asheville, N.C.)

Mission Health in Asheville, N.C., says 3,000 employees have signed up for its MyHealthyLife WellConnect wellness program and have logged 59.4 million walking steps since July 1. Mission plans to expa… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes convey frustration with care provided by IHS

7/23/2014

  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The

Representatives of the Unified Tribal Health Board told congressional staffers during a meeting Friday that problems such as misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment are ongoing at Indian Health Servi… 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

Group creates ACO accreditation program

7/22/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has created an accreditation program for accountable care organizations that will evaluate their network infrastructure and exchange connecti… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

NIH grant to study how telemedicine can address care barriers for transgender patients

7/23/2014

  • CNSNews.com

A $237,750 grant was awarded by the NIH to George Washington University to study whether telemedicine adoption can help address care barriers experienced by transgender women of color. The study will … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Should dentists offer HIV testing?

7/16/2014

  • New York magazine

Eighty-two percent of Sydney dental patients polled said they would not object to receiving an HIV test at their dentist's office. Most said they would prefer a saliva swab, 15% would choose a pinpric… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Israeli regulatory body approves CTI BioPharma's lymphoma drug

7/22/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

CTI BioPharma's pixantrone, or Pixuvri, a drug for patients who have multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been approved by Israel's Ministry of Health. The drug… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

R.I. man survives necrotizing fasciitis with hand amputation

7/22/2014

  • WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
  • Associated Press, The

A 32-year-old Rhode Island firefighter had his hand amputated after a fall from a bicycle led to a necrotizing fasciitis infection. A thorn punctured the man's palm when he fell, introducing the bacte… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

GAO: Investigators able to sign up fraudulent applicants for ACA coverage

7/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that undercover investigators were able to sign up fraudulent identities for health insurance plans and federal subsidies through HealthC… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Providers sign on to Blue Shield of Calif. ACO deal

7/23/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A three-year accountable care deal has been signed between the Far West Division of Hospital Corp. of America, Blue Shield of California and the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa … Read More