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Almost half of nation's OB-GYN residents train in states poised to ban abortion

Healthcare Dive

Physicians warn that the Supreme Court ruling will have a dire impact on training, ultimately affecting patient care

The Higher Cost of Cookouts – Happy, Healthy Independence Day 2022

Health Populi

On this July 4th holiday, Americans aren’t feeling quite so financially independent on Independence Day 2022.

Improving rural care and health equity with telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual care has great potential to improve rural health and health equity.

Changing Views of Retirement and Health Post-COVID: Transamerica’s Look At Workers’ Disrupted Futures

Health Populi

As more than 1 in 3 U.S. workers were unemployed during the pandemic and another 38% had reductions in hours and pay, Americans’ personal forecasts and expectations for retirement have been disrupted and dislocated.

Monday Morning Update 6/27/22

HIStalk

Top News The White House signs the VA Electronic Health.

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Where Exactly Is the New Constitutional Line Between Abortion and Contraception?

Bill of Health

By Einer Elhauge. The new Supreme Court decision in Dobbs overrules the right to abortion but repeatedly reaffirms the right to contraception. Whether that distinction can be justified under the Court opinion’s constitutional methodology has been the subject of much critique.

Supreme Court rules in favor of HHS in Medicare disproportionate share payments case

Healthcare Dive

The highest court upheld HHS' method of calculating Medicare payments to hospitals serving a high proportion of low-income patients, rebutting hospitals’ efforts to recoup potentially billions of dollars from the program

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News 6/29/22

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Top News The National Academy of Medicine publishes a paper.

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Precision Medicine: Is Personalized Care Really Here?

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – New Definitive Healthcare report, Is Personalized Care Really Here? analyzes the US claims data to review how precision medicine has been used in recent years for cancer, transplant matching, genetic testing during pregnancy and more.

Overcoming psychosocial barriers for long-term success on home dialysis

Healthcare Dive

As patient utilization of home dialysis grows, the nephrology community must focus on breaking down psychosocial barriers to ensure long-term success

How clinicians can use AI to improve patient care

Meditech

AI can suggest the newest movies for you to watch or navigate you to your destination with a single click — if AI helps people in their everyday lives, why shouldn’t healthcare utilize this technology too?

Hands Over Troubled Waters

Healthcare Leadership

Blog by Joe Babaian. Today’s #hcldr is giving everyone a space to come to visit, drop in, breathe, share, and not feel pressure during this time of turmoil. You didn’t come here for punditry, more of the same, or instructions. Share, vent, grow, sit. It’s up to you.

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice Has Completed Its Spinoff From Encompass Health

Home Health Care

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) has completed its spinoff from Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC).

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Reimagining The Future of Pharmacovigilance (PV): Regulations, Tech, Public Perceptions

HIT Consultant

Barry Mulchrone, Senior Director& Head of Pharmacovigilance Oversight and Analytics, IQVIA Annette Williams, VP & Global Head, Lifecycle Safety, IQVIA. Monitoring the safe and effective use of medicines has now been an essential part of public health policy for several decades.

HHS to send out more monkeypox vaccines as CDC activates emergency center

Healthcare Dive

The distribution will take place on a four-tier basis with areas that have the highest case rates coming first. Within the tiers, priority will be based on the number of people at risk for monkeypox who have preexisting conditions

OIG Report: Estimated 91 Percent of Nursing Home Staff Nationwide Received the Required COVID-19 Vaccine Doses/Estimated 56 Percent of Staff Nationwide Received a Booster Dose

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit nursing homes particularly hard.

Supreme Court won't take up lawsuit over PBM liability under ERISA

Fierce Healthcare

Supreme Court won't take up lawsuit over PBM liability under ERISA. rking. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 12:53

New Oncology, Primary Care Models Could Offer Risk-Based Avenues for Home-Based Care Providers

Home Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are taking steps to improve oncology care and primary care this week.

When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

HIT Consultant

Aniket Singh Rajput, Founder and CEO of Neuroglee. Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed.

CMS insurer price transparency rule has taken effect. Signs are good for compliance

Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealthcare, Anthem and Centene are among the major payers already hosting machine-readable cost files onsite

Strained Chest Muscle: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Healthcare Associates

Strained Chest Muscle: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. A strained chest muscle can often cause extreme chest discomfort and pain, making it difficult to perform and enjoy your daily activities.

Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table – June 2022 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the June 2022 Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table.

How One Home Care Agency Is Using “Un-Retirement” Trend to Its Advantage

Home Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a lot of changes to the American workforce. One slightly unexpected revelation that both employers and employees discovered was a full scale shift of priorities for many in the labor market. That was especially true in the home-based care space.

Nomad Health Raises $105M to Expand Marketplace Beyond Travel Nurses

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Nomad Health , a leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, today announced the closing of a $105M financing co-led by Adams Street Partners and Icon Ventures.

House hearing ups ante on Medicare Advantage reform

Healthcare Dive

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking a harder look at coverage denials, fraud and waste in the popular MA program

Use of Preventive Health Services Declined Among Commercially Insured People – With Big Differences in Telehealth for Non-White People, Castlight Finds

Health Populi

Declines in preventive care services like cancer screenings and blood glucose testing concern employers, whose continued to cover health insurance for employees during the pandemic.

Evolving patient portals, remote workforce challenges and tech at the bedside

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patient portal use and telehealth visits have changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world, especially healthcare, upside down.

The Home Health Proposed Rule’s Impact on M&A Activity

Home Health Care

With the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposed payment rule, buyers and sellers in the M&A industry will be proceeding with caution.

Most Healthcare Facilities Lack Holistic Digital Identity Strategy, Report Finds

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Healthcare facilities are struggling with implementing and enforcing holistic digital identity management strategies, according to the new Imprivata report released today titled, Security and Digital Identity in the Healthcare Industry.

CMS launches voluntary incentive program aiming to cut cancer death rate

Healthcare Dive

The Enhancing Oncology Model requires participating providers to offer services including patient navigation, 24-hour access to clinicians, a detailed care plan and screening for social needs

AI-Generated ‘Maps’ May Help Improve Mental Well-being

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Telehealth platform Connect2MyDoctor launches AR patient education module

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Forecasting the Personal Home Care Industry’s Netflix-Blockbuster Moment

Home Health Care

The personal care industry in the United States is full of wonder. Where its home health counterparts are generally built similarly, mostly tied to Medicare as a payer, the personal care market is full of companies with vastly different strategies.

The Legacy of COVID-19 Is Shaping Consumers’ Purchases for Health-At-Home

Health Populi

While inflation and financial stress is depressing consumer demand for many purchases the “legacy of COVID-19” is having lost-lasting impacts on how people see their homes — especially as sites for health and wellness.

UHS lowers financial outlook on 'unfavorable' operating environment, making good on April warning

Healthcare Dive

UHS is not the first system to slash guidance this year citing adverse operating conditions, trailing peers HCA and CHS

Analysis: How Will The Roadmap for Diagnostic Cardiology Devices Develop?

HIT Consultant

Like most healthcare markets, the diagnostic cardiology market has had a bumpy ride in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic saw global revenues for Resting ECG devices increase in 2020, whilst ECG Management Systems, Stress ECG and Traditional Holter ECG solutions saw a market decline.

Readers Write: Payers Are Approaching a Moment of Reckoning on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

HIStalk

Payers Are Approaching a Moment of Reckoning on Fraud, Waste, Readers Write

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