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

Study questions use of acetaminophen for back pain

7/27/2014

  • Time.com

Data on 1,643 patients with acute low back pain showed those who took acetaminophen did not attain better results at three months than those who were treated with a placebo. The results appear in The … 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

Feds settle on penalty caps for not buying health coverage

7/25/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The government has placed an upper limit on the penalties Americans will be asked to pay if they fail to purchase health insurance this year, capping the figures at at $2,448 for individuals and $12,2… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Mich. program encourages people to use bike trails

7/28/2014

  • WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

The Slow Roll West Michigan bike rides are being held to encourage people to use the region's bicycle trails. The monthly rides will be paced so the slowest riders can keep up. 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

Most CIOs plan to take vacation time this year, survey finds

7/24/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

A recent healthsystemCIO.com survey found that many responding CIOs view taking time off from their busy health IT schedule as vital, with 92% of respondents saying they intend to go on vacation this … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

R.I. provider to pay $150K for data breach complaint

7/25/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office will receive $150,000 from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island after the provider agreed to settle HIPAA data breach allegations that affected 12,127 p… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Researchers develop less-invasive treatment for pulpitis

7/23/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are developing a treatment for pulpitis that uses magnetic fields to move nanoparticles carrying medication through the dentin of an affec… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Stem cell procedure could help prevent arthritis

7/25/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

Surgeons at Southampton General Hospital have designed a procedure that could help prevent arthritis from developing in the knees by promoting cartilage regeneration. The method known as Abicus involv… 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

Fla. home care company owner admits to role in $74M Medicare fraud

7/25/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Miami-based Elsa Ruiz, owner of Professional Home Care Solutions and an administrator of LTC Professional Consultants, pleaded guilty to taking part in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud. Ruiz opera… 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