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: Meaningful use has unclear effect on quality

4/14/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found meaningful use attestation was tied to better cholesterol control in diabetes patients and blood pressure regulation in those with hypertension. However, resear… 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

Tax preparers help consumers figure out ACA financial implications

4/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Tax preparers have taken on a new role this year as they help clients take advantage of the Affordable Care Act's tax credits or understand the law's tax penalties. One national preparation service ev… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Yoga at the desk can add fitness to sedentary office job

4/15/2014

  • WBOY-TV (Clarksburg, W.Va.)
  • WBOY-TV (Clarksburg, W.Va.)

Yoga exercises that can be done at the desk and by walking around at the office can help people with sedentary jobs work in some fitness during the day. Yoga instructor Robin Yeager said yoga at work … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Officials explain reasoning behind Tricare changes

4/9/2014

  • FederalNewsRadio.com

A Defense Department proposal to increase out-of-pocket costs for military families and retirees, but not for active-duty troops, is intended to encourage enrollees to seek care from military treatmen… 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

CHIME CEO reacts to Sebelius' departure as HHS chief

4/15/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The federal health IT meaningful use efforts are federally legislated and underway, so the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary likely won't cause implementation delays, CHIME President a… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Data breach affects 1,144 patients in Tenn.

4/15/2014

  • Health IT Security

A data breach affecting 1,144 patients was reported by University Urology in Tennessee after patients' protected information was inappropriately compiled by an administrative employee last year throug… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Mo. moves closer to restoring Medicaid adult dental funding

4/9/2014

  • KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee voted to add $48 million in federal and state money to the Medicaid budget for adult dental care next year. The House approved a similar measure, though th… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Scientists use steroids to boost stem cell function

4/14/2014

  • Gizmag

A study in the journal Scientific Reports showed that mesenchymal stem cells reduce inflammation effectively when they are treated with glucocorticoid steroids, which allows higher production of indol… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Tips for managing wound pain

4/8/2014

  • Nursing Times (U.K.) (free registration)

Pain management should be an integral part of wound care, and pain should be assessed initially and as an ongoing process to ensure management strategies are effective, writes Annemarie Brown, a nurse… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Woman receives 6-year sentence in $25M Medicare fraud case

4/15/2014

  • Los Angeles Daily News

Susanna Artsruni, a North Hollywood businesswoman and owner of Midvalley Medical Supply of Van Nuys, was sentenced on Monday to 76 months in prison for fraudulently billing Medicare for almost $25 mil… Read More