Mon.Jun 27, 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.

UnitedHealth's Optum looks to cut down on unnecessary lab testing

Healthcare Dive

Optum says roughly 13 billion clinical lab tests are performed each year and 30% are unnecessary

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.

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

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

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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End of Roe causes confusion at Michigan's largest health system

Healthcare Dive

The turbulence in Michigan underscores the complexities health systems and providers face as access to abortion will now be decided by each state

Report Finds Dual-Eligible Individuals Use Home Health Care at Higher Rates

Home Health Care

Individuals that are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid — otherwise known as dual beneficiaries — utilize home health care at higher rates than those who are only beneficiaries of Medicare. That’s according to a recent report from ATI Advisory, with support from Arnold Ventures.

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.

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.

Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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.

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

Health services M&A slowed in Q1, but rebound anticipated

Healthcare Dive

Private equity and corporate funding remains available and is driving competition for assets, especially for physician medical groups, home health organizations and long-term care facilities

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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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Sentara appoints new CEO

Healthcare Dive

Dennis Matheis will assume his new role Sept. 1 with the nonprofit system that operates 12 acute care hospitals across Virginia and North Carolina and a health plan with over 800,000 members

Survey: Nearly half of physicians changed jobs during the pandemic

CHQ Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many changes in healthcare. One major impact was the number of physicians who chose to change jobs.

CMS rolls out new payment model on improving cancer treatments

Fierce Healthcare

CMS rolls out new payment model on improving cancer treatments. rking. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:16

Morning Headlines 6/28/22

HIStalk

PicnicHealth raises a $60m Series C to expand patient-centered real-world. Headlines

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19 Massive Telehealth Learnings After 4,000,000 Visits in 2021

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

Join Matt McBride, CEO of Mend, for an engaging discussion of the current state of Telehealth and patient engagement, including how your organization can streamline workflows to improve patient care.

Conflicting state laws and 'unpredictable' enforcement await providers in post-Roe America

Fierce Healthcare

Conflicting state laws and 'unpredictable' enforcement await providers in post-Roe America. dmuoio. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:10

Environmental Racism: How Historic Redlining Continues to Affect Communities

The Rand Blog

Starting in the 1930s, neighborhoods across America were redlined—marked on government maps as too hazardous, as in, too Black or too immigrant, for federal home loans.

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The State of EKRA: Summer 2022

Holland & Knight

Dan M. Silverboard, Tom Stephenson

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Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 6/27/22

HIStalk

It’s that time of year, when I typically take a. Dr. Jayne

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

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

During this webinar you will learn new KPIs for patient engagement technologies, as well as new benchmarks based on Mend's data analysis.

Supreme Court sides with doctors in opioid 'pill mill' cases

Fierce Healthcare

Supreme Court sides with doctors in opioid 'pill mill' cases. rking. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:53

Public Health: Got Sleep?

Bill of Health

By Jack Becker. There are certain public health commercials that generations will always remember. For some, it’s the NHTSA’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” commercials. For others, it may be a “Think. Don’t Smoke.”

NJ Launches Statewide Population Health Data Project

Health IT Analytics

Rutgers Center for State… read more

WHO: Monkeypox outbreak 'unusual' and worrying but not yet global emergency

Fierce Healthcare

WHO: Monkeypox outbreak 'unusual' and worrying but not yet global emergency. dmuoio. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:15

HIStalk Interviews Jeff Brandes, CEO, Azara Healthcare

HIStalk

Jeff Brandes is president and CEO of Azara Healthcare of. Interviews

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.

Roe v. Wade ruling to have 'practical' impact on hospitals, AHA says

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

Olive Launches Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC) Suite

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Olive , the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare, today launched its Autonomous Revenue Cycle (ARC) , the company’s flagship Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) suite of solutions.

HHS seeks feedback on strategies to bolster primary care

Fierce Healthcare

HHS seeks feedback on strategies to bolster primary care. pminemyer. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:28

Siemens Acquires Brightly for $1.57B to Enhance Built Infrastructure

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Siemens has acquired Brightly , an asset management software company used by many schools, governments, hospitals and manufacturers around the world for a purchase price of $1.575B.