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

Most features in wearables aligned with professional recommendations

9/23/2014

  • Medical News Today

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed most features available in wearable activity monitors correspond with professional medical recommendations in promoting physical activity. Ho… 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

Insurers streamline Part D offerings for next year

9/23/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Insurers will be offering fewer Medicare prescription drug plans for 2015 in an effort to simplify seniors' shopping experience. Insurers will offer 1,001 plans for 2015, down from 1,169 this year, ac… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Flu shot clinics can be important part of wellness plan

9/23/2014

  • Tahoe Daily Tribune (Calif.), The

Flu vaccinations can be an important part of employee wellness programs, helping companies reduce absenteeism during flu season. Health insurers and other groups can help employers find medical staff … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes await settlement of unpaid health care claims

9/17/2014

  • Mint Press News

Native American and Alaska Native tribes are awaiting court-mandated payments from the federal government to make up for decades' worth of underpayments for health care services. The Indian Health Ser… 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 honors Tenet Healthcare exec for policy leadership

9/23/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

CHIME has given this year's Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership to Liz Johnson, chief clinical informaticist and vice president of applied clinical informatics at Texas-based Tenet Healthca… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Surescripts welcomes 10 new electronic prior authorization service participants

9/21/2014

  • Health Data Management

Surescripts' electronic prior authorization e-prescribing service network has expanded with the recent addition of four pharmacy benefit managers and six health technology companies. Surescripts execu… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CDC finds gaps in pediatric preventive care

9/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. are not getting recommended preventive health care, including dental care, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and tobacco counseling, according… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

CDC projects worst-case scenario of 1.4 million Ebola cases within 4 months

9/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Liberia and Sierra Leone could see as many as 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus by Jan. 20, according to the worst-case projection in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. T… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care staff spot patient's serious heart problems

9/16/2014

  • Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

A man being treated for a diabetic foot ulcer at Mercy Wound Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa, had a vascular blockage in his lower thigh and five blockages in his heart. A wound care nurse practitione… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Medical lab settles allegations of improper Medicaid payments

9/23/2014

  • Legal Newsline

Michigan-based medical laboratory Physicians Toxicology resolved allegations of receiving improper payments from the Vermont Medicaid program through a $73,648 settlement. The company made five billin… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Iora Health partners with Humana for ACO in Ariz., Wash.

9/22/2014

  • Health IT Analytics

Humana and Iora Health formed a Medicare accountable care organization for Humana members in Arizona and Washington state. Read More