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 ties lower back pain to weight, depression, smoking, alcohol

3/25/2015

  • HealthDay News

An analysis of data on 26 million people to be presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons identified lifestyle factors associated with lower back pain. Out of 1.2 million people with low… 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

House Medicare bill includes higher premiums for some, end to Medigap deductible coverage

3/26/2015

  • ABC News
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A bipartisan House bill to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula would ban the sale of MediGap insurance covering deductibles for doctor visits to new beneficiaries starting in 2020. It al… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

U.S. employers offer more financial perks for wellness programs

3/26/2015

  • Reuters

Financial incentives for joining wellness programs in companies with more than 20,000 employees average $878 this year, according to a report from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Troops' deployments, injuries affect their children, study finds

3/25/2015

  • MedicalDaily.com

Young children with a military parent who is deployed are more likely than children with nondeployed military parents to suffer injuries, mental health problems and maltreatment, according to a study … 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

CIO lists indicators of a security-focused organizational culture

3/26/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Sue Schade, CHIME's 2014 CIO of the Year, discussed in a recent blog post several signs that an organization has a strong security culture. Indicators of security-mindedness include having a chief inf… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Expert: Better HIT design can improve patient engagement

3/26/2015

  • EHR Intelligence

Human-centered design of health IT tools such as patient portals and mobile health technology could encourage patients to become more involved in their health, said Shaun Gummere, chief design officer… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Survey finds gap in dental care for older, homebound patients

3/25/2015

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Health care and dental care providers should partner to develop dental care programs for homebound elderly adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Man… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study tests drug for hepatitis C recurrence after transplant

3/26/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Simeprevir-based triple therapy was associated with undetectable or reduced hepatitis C viral loads among live donor liver transplant recipients with recurrent infections, according to a study in the … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Company raises funds for chronic venous insufficiency treatment

3/24/2015

  • MedCityNews.com

InterVene is developing a catheter-based therapy for chronic venous insufficiency that creates deep vein valves out of a patient's vein wall tissue. Boston Scientific, venture capital firms and angel … Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Mich. hospital to resolve Medicare fraud allegations for over $4.4M

3/25/2015

  • Daily Journal (Franklin/Greenwood, Ind.)

Portage Health-Hancock, a hospital in Hancock, Mich., agreed to a $4.4 million-plus settlement with the federal government to resolve accusations of filing false Medicare claims through its home healt… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Coordinated care with diabetes self-management boosts outcomes in PCMHs

3/24/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Integration of diabetes self-management education and support within coordinated care settings was associated with reduced HbA1c levels among patients in patient-centered medical homes, U.S. researche… Read More