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    MEDICAID, CHIP ENROLLMENT COULD PLUMMET IF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FINALIZES 'PUBLIC CHARGE' RULE

    Oct 15, 2018

    Between 2 and 5 million individuals could unenroll from Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if the Trump administration finalizes a rule prohibiting noncitizen who might use public benefits from becoming permanent residents, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KF...

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    CAREPORT TEAMS WITH CHANGE HEALTHCARE TO BOOST CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

    Oct 15, 2018

    Change Healthcare has announced that CarePort Health, a leader in discharge planning and utilization review, has become the first provider partner to fully integrate the Change Healthcare InterQual Connect and InterQual AutoReview products into its Care Management application and into the workflow o...

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    AS AMAZON TURNS ITS GAZE TO HEALTHCARE, THE INDUSTRY MAY BE IN FOR A WILD RIDE

    Oct 15, 2018

    Amazon has been in the headlines disrupting markets for years, but over the past few months, we have seen more and more news about the company’s ambitions in healthcare. From the alliance with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway that Dr. Atul Gawande has been appointed to lead to the purchas...

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    NEMOURS CHILDREN'S HEALTH SYSTEM POSITIONS ITSELF, PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS FOR LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SHIFT TO VALUE

    Oct 15, 2018

    With the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol Building through a wall of windows behind him, Nemours Children's Health System's newly minted CEO made his case for why the nation's top healthcare leaders and lawmakers need to pay more attention to pediatric hospitals in the push for a value-based...

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    PENN MEDICINE’S NEW TRANSFORMATION PROJECT LOOKS TO FILL THE ‘MIDDLE SPACE’ BETWEEN EHRS AND CLINICIANS

    Oct 15, 2018

    Impatient with the current progress of electronic health records (EHRs), one of the nation’s foremost academic medical centers is taking matters into its own hands. Last week, Penn Medicine—which operates as the health system under the University of Pennsylvania—launched a new init...

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    UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR SYSTEMS SUPPORT IN ONCOLOGY CARE

    Oct 15, 2018

    In the United States, healthcare spending has grown at a rate faster than the gross domestic product. In 2016, according to the federal government, America’s total medical costs hit a new record of $3.3 trillion. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that the direct medical ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REVISITS MORAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FOR BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE

    Oct 15, 2018

    A contentious federal rule that would expand employer exemptions for contraceptive coverage based on “moral convictions” is back under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two proposed rules loosening c...

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    TEXAS FINES HUMANA $700K FOR NETWORK INADEQUACY, UNDERSCORING COMPLEXITIES OF SURPRISE BILLING

    Oct 15, 2018

    Texas regulators fined Humana $700,000 for network adequacy deficiencies, an unusual step that could signal state regulators are more willing to wade into concerns about surprise billing. The fine came months after the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) learned that Humana canceled network contract...

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    TELEHEALTH COMPANY HEALTHRIGHT CHARGED IN $1B FRAUD SCHEME

    Oct 15, 2018

    The CEO of the telemedicine company HealthRight was charged alongside several compounding pharmacies for a $1 billion fraud scheme in which the company assisted with a scheme to bill insurers for marked-up pain creams and marketed other bogus supplements to patients. HealthRight CEO Scott Roix plead...

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    REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING VIA SMARTPHONE CUTS ONE-WEEK POST-PARTUM VISITS BY 57%

    Oct 12, 2018

    Historically, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, when a patient has been discharged from the hospital and has had a hypertensive disorder during her pregnancy or postpartum period, it recommended follow-up within a week to the primary OB provider...

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    CVS-AETNA GOT THE GREEN LIGHT. BRACE YOURSELVES, STAKEHOLDERS SAY

    Oct 12, 2018

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) conditionally approved CVS and Aetna’s controversial merger on Wednesday, permitting the move after Aetna completes the sale of its Medicare Part D business to WellCare. Whether the settlement resolves the competition concerns raised by antitrust regulators&mdas...

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS CONTINUES HOSPITAL SELL-OFF WITH DEAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Oct 12, 2018

    Franklin, Tennessee-based hospital giant Community Health Systems (CHS) has continued with its previously announced plan to divest part of its portfolio, announcing that a subsidiary has agreed to sell a two-hospital health system in South Carolina by the end of the year. CHS's subsidiary signed...

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TRENDING NEWS


    CMS APPROVES VALUE-BASED DRUG PAYMENTS IN MICHIGAN'S MEDICAID PROGRAM

    Nov 14, 2018

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow Michigan's Medicaid program to enter into outcomes-based drug payments with manufacturers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced her agency had approved an amendment to the state's program on Wednesday during remarks at the ...

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    WHY HHS WANTS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS TO PAY FOR HOME MODIFICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS

    Nov 14, 2018

    Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to pay for a wider array of health-related benefits including transportation and home health visits, Health, and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. And by 2020, HHS will extend the range of benefits even further to allow...

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    WHAT ARE THE TOP HEALTH IT PRIORITIES IN EUROPE? NOT SO DIFFERENT FROM THE U.S.

    Nov 14, 2018

    Hospital IT executives in Europe share many of the same priorities and face many similar challenges as CIOs in other regions of the globe, including the United States, according to the HIMSS Analytics Annual European eHealth Survey 2018 released on Wednesday. Among them: empowering patients, sharing...

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    CONFIDENT ABOUT ELIMINATING DIABETES, VIRTUAL CLINIC VIRTA HEALTH PUTS 100% OF FEES AT RISK

    Nov 14, 2018

    In the world of payment models, getting providers to take on both upside and downside risk can be like pulling teeth. But online specialty medical clinic Virta Health is daring to go where few providers have gone before, announcing plans to embark on an ambitious 100%-downside-risk model. Under thei...

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    INDUSTRY VOICES—3 WAYS TO ADDRESS HOSPITAL CEOS' TOP PRIORITY: COST CONTROL

    Nov 14, 2018

    The Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey found that cost control is now healthcare system CEOs’ number one priority. The nationwide survey took place between December 2017 and March 2018, with 146 C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems providing their responses. B...

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    CMS GIVES STATES PERMISSION TO WAIVE MEDICAID'S IMD EXCLUSION, EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

    Nov 13, 2018

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing states to cover a broader range of mental health services under Medicaid by waiving one of its most controversial provisions. The agency will now consider Medicaid demonstration waivers covering short-term stays for acute care provided...

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    AMA INTERIM MEETING ROUNDUP—DOCTORS APPROVE POLICIES ON GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MIGRANT CHILDREN

    Nov 13, 2018

    The American Medical Association took on some weighty social issues at its 2018 Interim Meeting on Tuesday, including gender identity, homelessness, and sexual assault. Here’s a brief rundown of the new policies approved by AMA’s House of Delegates. Gender identity definitions should rem...

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    HIMSS LAUNCHES EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FROM HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Nov 13, 2018

    HIMSS on Tuesday announced the Data, Insights, and Strategies for the Health Enterprise program. Designed by Harvard Medical School, the education program is open to healthcare executives and will feature thoughts leaders discussing plans for leading the enterprise to "new levels of success thr...

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    HIMSS ASIAPAC 18 - INTEROPERABILITY AND SECURITY ARE TOP CONCERNS OF MILITARY HEALTH LEADERS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Setting the context regarding military health systems for the broad audience who may not have direct experience with them or understand how they work, Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, who is also the moderator of the IMHIT panel on Day Two of the conference, explained that the popul...

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    INDUSTRY VOICES—CATHOLIC HOSPITALS NEED TO RECONNECT TO THEIR FAITH-BASED LEGACIES

    Nov 13, 2018

    Not so long ago, Catholic hospitals were typically run by nuns. Their presence in the halls and executive suites were a constant reminder of the hospitals’ faith-based legacies, which were generally appreciated by community members, regardless of their religious affiliation. Today, Catholic ho...

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    CMS INCREASES HEALTHCARE.GOV BREACH TOTAL TO 93,600

    Nov 13, 2018

    More people were impacted by last month's Heatlhcare.gov data breach than previously thought, according to an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The agency reported a final total of 93,689 people whose information was compromised during an Oct. 16 data breach tha...

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    ATHENAHEALTH TO BE ACQUIRED FOR $5.7B BY VERITAS CAPITAL AND ELLIOTT SUBSIDIARY

    Nov 12, 2018

    Athenahealth is set to be acquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for $5.7 billion. Together, Veritas and Evergreen, the private equity subsidiary of Elliott Management, the hedge fund that has actively urged athenahealth to sell for more than a year, will pay $135 per share for the ...

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