Tue.May 17, 2022

Misleading, Coercive Language in Bills Barring Trans Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care

Bill of Health

By Arisa R. Marshall. On Friday, a federal judge temporarily enjoined part of a new Alabama law that would make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to trans youth. The law had been in effect for less than a week.

Humana expanding primary care clinics through second joint venture with PE firm

Healthcare Dive

The payer plans to open about 100 new value-based primary care clinics for Medicare patients between 2023 and 2025 through the latest deal

NOW AVAILABLE: Draft OASIS-E Guidance Manual

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The draft Guidance Manual for the OASIS-E version of the OASIS data set, effective January 1, 2023, is available in the Downloads section on the OASIS Users Manuals page.

Oscar faces shareholder lawsuit alleging it misled investors

Healthcare Dive

The insurer is accused of failing to disclose the potential negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business before its March 2021 IPO

Home-Based Care Providers See Staffing Tailwinds from Inflation, Travel Nursing Decrease

Home Health Care

The staffing situation has been dire in home-based care for a long time, but there could finally be tailwinds slowly gaining momentum at providers’ backs.

Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

Ben Sawyer, VP of Market Development at ABOUT Healthcare, Inc. There has been frequent reporting about the problem of provider workforce shortages within hospitals and health systems and the related burnout experienced when working in high-stress situations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stress Is Playing A Big Role in Consumers’ Food Habits: Food-As-Medicine Update from IFIC

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated consumers, globally, to take on more DIY roles as well as self-care for health and well-being.

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Digital Health Adoption Across Communities is Uneven By Rurality, Race, Health Plan, and Gender

Health Populi

While telehealth, mobile health apps, and wearable technology are all growing for mainstream consumers, there are gaps in adoption based on where a person lives, their health insurance plan type, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender.

5 Best Practices for Online Patient Scheduling

Solution Reach

Given the pace of technological advances, you can hardly blink without seeing major changes in how we live, how we work, and how we interact. And it’s likely no big surprise that the phenomena is impacting how people access healthcare.

What can Europe to do bridge the digital health divide?

Healthcare It News

Policy-makers in the EU are promoting an array of digital health programs, such as the European Health Data Space unveiled earlier this month. But lack of awareness and knowledge could stymy their impact.

Fertility support startups banked $345M in 2021. Here's why the business of family planning is booming

Fierce Healthcare

Fertility support startups banked $345M in 2021. Here's why the business of family planning is booming. hlandi. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:19

DEAC Awards 2022: Our Famous Alumni is Farante Ager!

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Farante Ager is a graduate of our Graduate Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Wellness Consulting, Graduate Certificate in Holistic Nutrition, and Master of Science in Health and Wellness.

NOW AVAILABLE: Updated Draft OASIS-E Instrument and Changes

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The updated draft OASIS-E All Items Instrument is now available in the Downloads section of the OASIS Data Sets webpage. A log of changes since posting in February is also available. OASIS-E will be effective January 01, 2023. Please note the instrument is not yet final. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is required and expected later this year. CMS posted this notice on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Cygnet Health Care's priority to drive improvement forward

Life Qi

Cygnet Health Care is one of the largest independent providers of mental health services in the UK. They operate a national network of 150 health and social care services.

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Five-Star Preview Reports Available

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on May 16, 2022. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the Inbox beginning with ‘LTC’ and the state abbreviation followed by a facility ID.

Morning Headlines 5/18/22

HIStalk

ThoroughCare Announces $3 Million Capital Raise to Advance Care Coordination. Headlines

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Payers, providers and states likely have more time until COVID-19 health emergency ends

Fierce Healthcare

Payers, providers and states likely have more time until COVID-19 health emergency ends. rking. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:50

News 5/18/22

HIStalk

Top News A Venezuelan cardiologist and self-taught programmer is charged.

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How State Medicaid Programs Serve Children and Youth in Foster Care

NASHP

How State Medicaid Programs Serve Children and Youth in Foster Care May 17, 2022 / Veronnica Thompson. Children and youth in foster care (CYFC) often benefit from targeted services and supports.

UW Health strikes deal with Leo Cancer Care for $60M upright proton cancer therapy technology

Fierce Healthcare

UW Health strikes deal with Leo Cancer Care for $60M upright proton cancer therapy technology. hlandi. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 07:16

How advanced analytics can help solve SDOH problems

Healthcare It News

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on longstanding issues with healthcare inequities due to underlying social determinants of health issues, such as living in a food desert, a lack of reliable transportation and unequal access to care.

State benchmarking programs can drive investments in primary care, Manatt report finds

Fierce Healthcare

State benchmarking programs can drive investments in primary care, Manatt report finds. agliadkovskaya. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:23

Exploring Approaches to Serving Children and Youth in Foster Care Under Medicaid

NASHP

Exploring Approaches to Serving Children and Youth in Foster Care Under Medicaid May 2022.

HCA taps new president to oversee Kansas City area

Healthcare Dive

Keith Zimmerman will replace longtime HCA Healthcare leader Mel Lagarde, who is retiring

Aveanna Not Putting ‘Cart Before the Horse’ When Raising Wages

Home Health Care

Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. Nasdaq: AVAH) has maintained a disciplined approach to raising wages since it went public. Its gross margins are driven by the difference between the hourly rate it’s paid and the wage it pays its caregivers, like many other home-based care providers.

5 Proven Areas For Cost Savings | Ep. 44

Vie Healthcare

There are significant cost savings hiding in hospital med surge reports. VIE regularly sees a 4-6% error rate in the contract reports. In Episode 44 of The Healthcare Leadership Experience, Lisa is joined by producer Adan Kovinich from The Lisa Larter Group.

Home Health Provider Fuels Expansion Push with EMR Switch

Home Health Care

Optimal Home Care and Hospice is having to make drastic technology changes due to its ambitious growth plans. And its experience serves as a guide for industry peers with similar expansion goals.

CASPER Reporting User’s Guide for MDS Providers Updated   

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has updated Section 13 – SNF Quality Reporting Program in the CASPER Reporting User’s Guide for MDS Providers.

5 Child Care Invoice Templates That Increase Your Revenue

Etactics

Nearly half of all parents plan on enrolling their kids into some type of child care, camp, or program during the summer. In general, US families spend $8,355 on average on child care every year per kid.

Compliance Lessons from the Phillies: Own Your Mistakes and We’ve Got Your Back

Health Care Performance

Alec Bohm, a third overall pick in the 2018 draft, is playing his third season with the Phillies. On April 11, against the Mets, Bohm was playing third base and committed three throwing errors early in the game.

Humana, private equity firm launch second primary care joint venture

Fierce Healthcare

Humana, private equity firm launch second primary care joint venture. pminemyer. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:00

CRN Names Liz Stuart to the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel List

Perficient

CRN recently recognized five Perficient colleagues in their 2022 CRN Women of the Channel list. The annual program honors some of the most influential women channel leaders for their incredible accomplishments, strategic vision, thought leadership, and channel advocacy.

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Cigna study: Why employers should take a greater role in addressing teen mental health

Fierce Healthcare

Cigna study: Why employers should take a greater role in addressing teen mental health. pminemyer. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:31

Highlights from John Glen’s Keynote Speech at the Innovate Finance Global Summit on Crypto

Perficient

John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom, delivered the keynote speech at the Innovate Finance Global Summit held in London last month.

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RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's integration deal wins NJ approval, awaits FTC sign-off

Fierce Healthcare

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's integration deal wins NJ approval, awaits FTC sign-off. dmuoio. Tue, 05/17/2022 - 15:45

'Truth Decay' in Europe Is Real, but Its Advance Can Be Slowed

The Rand Blog

Though present in Europe, the evidence suggests that trends of Truth Decay are not as widespread or as pronounced as they are in the United States. There is still time for policymakers to intervene and limit their growth

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The Best of Healthcare IT in the Heart of America

Eclinical Works

Witham Health Services grows and succeeds with eCW and healow.