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

CF drug-delivery nebulizer from PARI gains FDA nod

1/30/2015

  • FDAnews

The FDA has granted PARI Respiratory Equipment approval to market its eRapid Nebulizer System for delivery of the cystic fibrosis drug Pulmozyme from Genentech. The product cuts the average time neede… 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

HHS posts billing and payment guidance for SHOP plans

1/30/2015

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

HHS recently issued guidance for paying bills, canceling payments, changing recurring payments and checking enrollment adjustments for health insurance plans on the Small Business Health Options Progr… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Indiana University sets lofty goal for wellness program

1/30/2015

  • Indiana Daily Student (Indiana University)

Indiana University's wellness program has launched the Climb IU initiative offering incentives for employees to climb 56 flights of stairs over three weeks. More than 1,500 employees have registered f… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Clinton Foundation puts spotlight on military, veteran health needs

1/28/2015

  • Military Times

The Clinton Foundation is spotlighting the health care needs of troops and veterans by dedicating part of its annual Health Matters Summit to health and wellness in the military. The nonprofit foundat… 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

Solidify your cybersecurity strategy at the CHIME LEAD Forum

1/29/2015

Data breaches in health care show no signs of slowing down in 2015. The upcoming CHIME LEAD Forum, in collaboration with iHT2, is designed to help CIOs and information security executives ensure their… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

ONC report calls for national interoperability by 2017

1/30/2015

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The ONC released a report today calling for nationwide interoperability of EHRs by 2017. The report, "Connecting Health and Care for the Nation, A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap," includes… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

ADA weighs in on right to sue for higher Medicaid reimbursements

1/28/2015

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The American Dental Association joined other health care provider societies in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court over the question of whether providers have a right to sue stat… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

HIV combination drugs from Bristol, J&J approved by FDA

1/30/2015

  • Reuters

The FDA has granted marketing approval to two fixed-dose, once-daily oral drugs for use in adults with HIV-1 infection. Evotaz, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is a combination of the protease inhi… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

FOXO1 gene might slow wound healing in people with diabetes

1/27/2015

  • Medical News Today

Activity of the FOXO1 protein associated with the FOXO1 gene might impede wound healing in people with diabetes by preventing the migration of keratinocytes to wounds, researchers at the University of… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Ala. woman charged in $50,000 Medicaid fraud

1/30/2015

  • Huntsville Times (Ala.), The

Sonia Judd Coleman, a resident of Bessemer, Ala., is suspected of conspiring with pharmacist Alan Connell to fraudulently collect over $50,000 from the state's Medicaid agency for undispensed prescrip… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Provider develops virtual care program to meet patients' needs outside ED

1/28/2015

  • Bloomberg

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is turning to virtual health services in an effort to lessen the number of patients who seek emergency care. A $20 million initiative will establish two urgent car… Read More