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

NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

10/23/2014

  • Reuters
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A New York City physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea tested positive for Ebola virus on Thursday, marking the city's first known case. Dr. Craig Spencer developed a fever Thursd… 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

What small businesses need to do to comply with the ACA

10/24/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

The Affordable Care Act offers tax credits to certain small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that offer qualifying health insurance to employees. Alson Martin explains how the tax credits work … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Neb. firm changes wellness approach to increase participation

10/24/2014

  • Nebraska Radio Network

Norfolk Iron and Metal Co. in Nebraska got less resistance from employees and better participation when it eased up on its approach to wellness, said Tara Smydra, who runs the program. The company use… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

DOD delays cuts to autism therapy reimbursement rate

10/22/2014

  • Government Executive

A proposed cut in the amount Tricare pays for certain autism therapies will not take effect this month but will take effect April 20, officials announced. Reimbursement for one-on-one counseling with … 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

Expert: Effective HIT use hinges on the right governance approach

10/23/2014

  • InformationWeek

Health groups seeking to make cost-effective use of health IT should have the right governance strategy in place, writes Dr. Dick Taylor of the MedSys Group. Taylor discusses the characteristics of an… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Tech challenge to boost disease management, promote healthy behavior

10/24/2014

  • Health Data Management

A partnership was formed between Henry Ford Health System Innovations and Walgreens to support the latter's Balance Rewards App Challenge. The contest asks software developers to create mobile applica… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

N.J. bill would block plans from setting rates for non-covered care

10/22/2014

  • Law360.com (subscription required)

Dental insurers may not dictate rates in-network dentists charge for services not covered by the plans under a bill approved by the New Jersey General Assembly. Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Trial in Guinea will assess effectiveness of convalescent serum against Ebola

10/23/2014

  • Reuters

A research team from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, will begin tests in Guinea next month on whether convalescent serum from Ebola survivors helps patients recover from the vi… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Advanced, personalized care prevents patient's foot amputation

10/21/2014

  • Tonawanda News (North Tonawanda, N.Y.), The

Intensive, multipronged treatment may have saved a 50-year-old New York woman from having her foot amputated. The woman has diabetes and sustained a severe infection in her foot, which her physician s… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

N.Y. home health worker pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case

10/24/2014

  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model)

Caprie Lynn, a home health aide from Rochester, N.Y., has admitted to falsifying time sheets submitted to Innovative Care, causing the firm to incorrectly bill $17,884 to Medicaid, officials say. Lynn… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study measures dangers of secondhand smoke exposure at home

10/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control showed that nonsmokers who lived in homes with smokers were exposed to amounts of harmful air particles similar to those found in highly polluted citie… Read More