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Uninsured rate expected to hit 8.9% over next decade, CBO finds

Health Care Dive

New government projections chart the dogged rise in the nation’s uninsured rate as policies that swelled healthcare coverage during the coronavirus pandemic expire.

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Value-based care, GLP-1s: 4 takeaways from AHIP 2024

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LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest topics facing payers. | LAS VEGAS — Last week, leaders across the health insurance industry descended on Sin City to dig deep into the biggest issues facing payers.

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Color Health uses OpenAI to develop cancer screening copilot for doctors

Healthcare It News

Color Health, a genetic testing company, is using OpenAI's newest, less expensive, large language model to equip doctors with pretreatment workup expertise that could speed up prior authorization requests for cancer screening diagnostics and get patients into treatment faster. The company has also partnered with the University of California San Francisco to study how the cancer copilot tool performs in surfacing early warning signs, seemingly incongruous red flags and other pertinent details

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Boost your value in the workplace

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA You are at the end of another work year and it’s time for your annual performance review…what will you learn about yourself? You spent a year delivering high-quality patient care but is that enough to be rated as a high achiever and earn a merit-based bonus? Read on to discover the behaviors that elevate you to all-star status on your team and position you for rewards.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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CMS Set To Close Multi-Billion Dollar Change Healthcare Cyberattack Relief Program

Home Health Care

The Change Healthcare cyberattack disrupted health care providers across the board, including home-based care providers. Soon, one of the government-backed efforts to offer assistance to those organizations will end. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday that its advanced and accelerated payment program tied to the cyberattack will end July 12.

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Color Health taps OpenAI to generate screening plans for cancer patients

Fierce Healthcare

Color Health is working with OpenAI to test out computer-generated personalized care plans for cancer patients. | Color developed a new copilot app that leverages GPT-4o to identify missing diagnostics and create tailored workup plans for patients.

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Patient apps improve healthcare delivery

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Connected care through the Memorial Healthcare System's mobile application gets patients engaged and taking more control of their care, and by feeding data to EHRs, can also help to save nurses time, says Jesus Diaz, director of nursing informatics.

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OpenAI, Color Health Launch Cancer Copilot Tool To Expedite Cancer Treatment

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Cancer – the second leading cause of death in the United States – is a complex disease requiring timely diagnosis and treatment. Delays in either can significantly impact patient outcomes. – Color Health , a company dedicated to improving access to healthcare, has partnered with OpenAI to pioneer a new solution: the copilot application.

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AREX Capital-Enhabit Feud Continues: ‘While Peers Caught Colds, Enhabit Caught Pneumonia’

Home Health Care

The activist investor AREX Capital Management has again taken aim at Enhabit Inc. (NYSE: EHAB) in what has become an ongoing, public and back-and-forth feud. AREX Capital – which owns 4.9% of Enhabit shares, making it a top-5 shareholder – initially urged the Enhabit board to undergo a strategic review last year when the company had failed to meet financial expectations.

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Amazon Pharmacy expands RxPass subscription service to Medicare patients

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Amazon Pharmacy is expanding its prescription drug subscription program, called RxPass, to Prime members on Medicare insurance. | The RxPass program, launched in January 2023, provides unlimited access to 60 eligible generic medications and will ship the medications to customers' homes for a flat monthly fee of $5.

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses. A modern provider data management solution should power a complete and accurate view of each of your providers, make this data easily accessible across functional groups, and be flexible and agile enough to scale. with your needs

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National health spending reached $4.8T last year, CMS actuaries estimate

Health Care Dive

More Americans had insurance in 2023 than at any other time in the nation’s history, spurring medical utilization and accelerating healthcare spending faster than growth in the overall economy, according to government projections.

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Most Americans, Both Younger and Older, Worry About the Future of Medicare and Social Security

Health Populi

You would assume that most people over 50 would be worried about the financial future of Medicare to cover health care as those middle-aged Americans age. But a surprising two-thirds of young Americans between 18 and 29, and 7 in 10 between 30 and 39 years of age, are concerned that Medicare’s solvency will worsen leading to their not being able to receive Medicare when eligible to receive it, discovered in the 2024 Healthcare in America Report from West Health and Gallup.

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What Will It Take to Achieve Value From Digitally Enabled Diabetes Care?

HIT Consultant

Tony Vahedian, CEO at CCS A report from the Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) found that many digital diabetes management platforms aren’t providing meaningful ROI for patients or the health system as a whole. Users of common technologies only see small, incremental clinical benefits, such as 0.23%–0.60% point reduction in HbA1c when compared to traditional care.

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Adam Holton Leaves Amedisys For GE HealthCare; Former Humana Exec Joins Highmark Health

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GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) announced at the end of May that Adam Holton – formerly of Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) – would be joining the company as chief people officer to lead the company’s human resources. “Adam has the right mix of leadership, HR expertise, and people focus to help enable business growth and drive our culture forward,” GE HealthCare CEO Peter Arduini said in a press release.

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A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

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2024 shaping up to be a big year for healthcare AI companies. But some investors remain cautious

Fierce Healthcare

AI deal activity is dominating healthcare investment with one in four dollars invested in healthcare going toward companies leveraging AI, according to a new report. | So far, in 2024, $2.8 billion has already been invested in AI healthcare companies, with SVB projecting the sector to see $11.

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Steward contends with possible facility closures

Health Care Dive

State regulators, workers and creditors reacted to Steward's new loan terms, which demand the health system transition or close facilities that don't sell at auction.

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Monday Morning Update 6/17/24

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Top News Ascension restores EHR access across its organization, although.

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5 Trends to Combat Staff Shortages & Boost Healthcare Efficiency

HIT Consultant

Michael Casamassa VP of Sales for Payor Solutions, Henry Schein Medical The challenge of staff shortages in healthcare continues to remain persistent in the United States. To help mitigate what could be a long-term challenge, according to an article in TIME, institutions are staffing facilities with temporary health professionals due to rising turnover, fluctuations in demand, and evolving appreciation for work-life balance.

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The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency across your organization with machine learning and artificial intelligence! No matter what industry you're in - healthcare, customer service, sales, and more - it’s easier than you think to reduce wait times, monitor sentiment, and provide enhanced self-service options for all of your users. This means that you can achieve a more consistent and engaging customer experience while reducing sources of friction.

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ComForCare Ups The Ante On Caregiver Training With ‘DementiaWise 2.0’

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ComForCare is building on its DementiaWise training program with the rollout of a 2.0 version. “We do feel that the DementiaWise program is a differentiator,” Stephanie Wierzbicka, director of strategic health programs at ComForCare, wrote in an email to Home Health Care News. “The program is designed to equip caregivers with the tools and knowledge to provide a high level of care to the clients that are living with dementia.

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Telehealth startup Done's CEO and clinical president arrested, charged with fraud

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The CEO and clinical president of telehealth startup Done have been arrested and charged with fraud, accused by federal authorities of participating in a scheme to distribute Adderall online. | According to the DOJ, Done's CEO and clinical president allegedly arranged the prescription of 40 million Adderall pills as well as other stimulants, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

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Proposed rule would wipe medical debt from credit scores

Health Care Dive

The vice president also called for states to increase oversight of their nonprofit health systems’ charity care programs, noting some patients incurred debt when they should have qualified for assistance.

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The Most Trusted Brands of 2024 Tell Us A Lot About Health Consumers

Health Populi

From bandages to home hygiene, OTC pain meds and DIY home projects, Morning Consult’s look into the most-trusted brands of 2024 give us insights into health consumers. I’ve been tracking this study since before the public health crisis of the coronavirus, and it always offers us a practical snapshot of the U.S. consumer’s current ethos on trusted companies helping people risk-manage daily living — and of course, find joy and satisfaction as well.

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Strategies to Deal with Collaborative Healthcare Communication

Speaker: Dr. Ugo Uwaoma, MD, MBA

Due to the impact of COVID-19, integrating telehealth software into practices and organizations has become the new normal. In turn, this has increased the effectiveness of collaborative healthcare by strengthening communication amongst healthcare workers and helping combat the woes of burnout. Communication between patients and healthcare providers has also improved, allowing patients to reach their providers easily and decreasing turnaround time.

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3 Ways AI Can Reduce Relapse Rates in Behavioral Health

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Relapse rates in behavioral health treatment are a persistent hurdle. Up to 80% of people with substance use disorders will relapse at some point, causing discouragement for both patients and providers. However, a new weapon is emerging in the fight for sustained recovery: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Early Intervention: Catching Relapse Before it Starts Videra Health , an AI-powered mental health assessment platform, highlights how AI can play a crucial role in re

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Hospital At Home’s Popularity Among Patients Is The Best Thing Going For The Model

Home Health Care

Amid efforts to push back the expiration date of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, more patients are expressing their desire to participate in hospital-at-home programs. That’s according to a new survey from Vivalink, a digital healthcare solutions company that offers remote patient monitoring (RPM).

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As nursing visas again hit their annual limit, industry groups call for Congress to step in

Fierce Healthcare

International workers’ high demand for employment-based immigrant visas has led the State Department to effectively cut off the flow of green cards for skilled workers, including nurses, for the re | "This latest visa freeze halts the flow of qualified international nurses when American hospitals need them most, and the only way to correct it is through congressional action," said American Association of International Healthcare President Patty Jeffrey.

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MACPAC wants Congress to force states to disclose Medicaid financing streams

Health Care Dive

The influential advisory group has been lobbying the federal government to collect more detailed information on how states loop providers into funding Medicaid for almost a decade.

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Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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State Strategies for Preventing Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth and Adolescents

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Substance use in youth can lead to a variety of negative outcomes, including health issues, poor academic performance, and increased risk of addiction and overdose. Primary prevention is a public health strategy of intervening before negative health effects occur, including delaying or preventing young people’s use of harmful substances that may lead to overdose or other substance-related harms.

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Healthcare Leaders Embrace Virtual Care and AI to Combat Staffing Crisis: Philips Future Health Index 2024

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new report by Philips , the Future Health Index 2024, paints a concerning picture of the healthcare industry struggling with significant staffing shortages. – The report, based on a survey of 3,000 healthcare leaders across 14 countries, reveals how this crisis is impacting both staff and patients. Burnout and Backlogs: The Human Cost of Staff Shortages The report reveals a concerning trend – nearly two-thirds (66%) of healthcare leaders report increas

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How The 80-20 Provision Could Affect Private-Pay Home Care Providers

Home Health Care

This article is a part of your HHCN+ Membership The Medicaid Access Rule has been heralded by home care providers as a mostly good rule with one misguided piece: the 80-20 provision. And while that provision’s potential impact has been discussed ad nauseam, one area that hasn’t been considered as much is the effect it will have on private-pay home care providers.

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Drug Enforcement Administration sends second attempt at a telehealth prescribing rule to executive budget office

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The Drug Enforcement Administration’s long-awaited second attempt at a telemedicine prescribing rule has been handed off to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. | The Drug Enforcement Administration has submitted a proposed telehealth prescribing rule to the Office of Management and Budget which aims to regulate how telehealth providers prescribe controlled substances when the patient and provider do not have an established relationship.

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Patient engagement happens before, during, and after interactions. Consumer research has found that in 2021, 64% of US households reported using Telehealth services. In addition 34% of patients would prefer Telehealth visits to in-office visits. Accessible patient engagement technology can help you improve your relationships with your patients while also improving your KPIs.