Wed.May 18, 2022

Hospitals charge employer health plans more than 2 times what they charge Medicare for same services

Healthcare Dive

Rand researchers also found wide price variations across states. Florida, West Virginia and South Carolina had relative prices at or above 310% of Medicare prices, according to the report

Home Care Workforce Action Alliance Formed as Providers Hit All-Time Case-Decline Highs

Home Health Care

It is often said that storytelling can be a powerful tool for change. This is what the members of the newly formed Home Care Workforce Action Alliance are banking on with the announcement of the Voices for Care at Home campaign.

States move to limit hospital visitor policies in wake of pandemic

Healthcare Dive

The Republican measures have passed in blue states like Colorado and Illinois

Meet VNS Health: Why America’s Largest Home Health Nonprofit Is Carving Out a New Identity

Home Health Care

Typically, rebranding either serves two purposes: presenting a new company identity or clarifying one that wasn’t getting across. For Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), becoming VNS Health is a case of the latter.

HealthStream Acquires Continuing Education Platform CloudCME

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: HealthStream , a provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the remaining equity interest of CloudCME , a Nashville-based healthcare technology company with a nationwide customer base.

Transcarent launching behavioral health offering

Fierce Healthcare

Transcarent launching behavioral health offering. pminemyer. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:20

HealthQuest Capital Closes $675M for Fund IV to Invest in Transformational Healthcare Companies

HIT Consultant

HealthQuest Capital Team. What You Should Know: – HealthQuest Capital , a sector specialist capital firm focused on companies optimizing value in healthcare, today announced the close of HealthQuest Partners IV, L.P., at its hard cap of $675M.

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Always Best Care Names Franchise Development VP; Modivcare Announces New Investor Relations Head

Home Health Care

Always Best Care announces new vice president of franchise development. The Roseville, California-based Always Best Care – a home care franchise company – has named a new vice president of franchise development.

Morning Headlines 5/19/22

HIStalk

Cerebral just replaced CEO Kyle Robertson as the mental-health startup. Headlines

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Online mental health startup Cerebral will stop prescribing controlled substances

Fierce Healthcare

Online mental health startup Cerebral will stop prescribing controlled substances. hlandi. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 06:33

NY Cancer Center Develops Machine-Learning Sensor to Sniff Out Cancer

Health IT Analytics

Researchers at Memorial… read more

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Transgender telehealth company Plume expands to four additional states, now operating in 41 markets

Fierce Healthcare

Transgender telehealth company Plume expands to four additional states, now operating in 41 markets. agliadkovskaya. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:12

Gene therapies and the ISPOR value flower

Healthcare ECONOMIST

What considerations beyond quality adjusted life years and cost should be considered when evaluating gene therapies? A panel from ISPOR provided just such a discussion. As summarized an ISPOR’s Value and Outcomes Spotlight article titled “ Can Pharmaceutical Pricing Move Beyond Cost QALY for Value Consideration? “, Michael F.

CBPP: Managed care plans need to prep for major coordination with states on Medicaid redeterminations

Fierce Healthcare

CBPP: Managed care plans need to prep for major coordination with states on Medicaid redeterminations. rking. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:29

Eli Lilly Partners with Yseop to Expedite Drug Approval Process

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Eli Lilly and Company partners with Yseop , an AI software company and pioneer in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to deploy Yseop’s world-class enterprise automation platform, Augmented Analyst, to accelerate bringing Lilly’s medicines to patients.

New internists flock to hospitals as senior docs gravitate toward outpatient care, study finds

Fierce Healthcare

New internists flock to hospitals as senior docs gravitate toward outpatient care, study finds. dmuoio. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 16:01

Nearly 60% of Hospitals and Health Systems Have More Than 100 Job Vacancies

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – More than 57 percent of health systems and hospitals have more than 100 open roles to fill across their operations, according to new AKASA survey where more than 400 healthcare finance leaders identified vacancies across their healthcare organizations and the revenue cycle.

Anthem shareholders OK rebrand as Elevance Health

Fierce Healthcare

Anthem shareholders OK rebrand as Elevance Health. pminemyer. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:15

Cerner Collaboration to Increase Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Cerner , Elligo Health Research® and Freenome are collaborating to enable a clinical trial through the Learning Health Network to help advance early cancer detection.

Doximity brings in $155M profit in 2021, but stock slides after disappointing revenue forecast

Fierce Healthcare

Doximity brings in $155M profit in 2021, but stock slides after disappointing revenue forecast. hlandi. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 13:02

ePROs: Better Patient Input for Better Trial Output

HIT Consultant

Kris Gustafson, Vice President and Global Head Patient Centered Technologies, IQVIA. During the pandemic, electronic clinical outcomes assessments (eCOAs) gained prominence as sponsors looked for more agile tools to help them capture patient data remotely through decentralized clinical trials (DCTs).

Ashish Jha: Window to buy COVID-19 therapeutics closing as Congress mulls $22.5B ask

Fierce Healthcare

Ashish Jha: Window to buy COVID-19 therapeutics closing as Congress mulls $22.5B dmuoio. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:55

Keeping Your High Blood Pressure in Check

Healthcare Highways

Having high blood pressure doesn’t have to keep you from living a healthy, full life. In fact, keeping high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in check can ensure you don’t raise your risk for certain conditions or diseases: care coordination High Blood Pressure Blood pressure Hypertension

Increasing Patient Retention Through Improved Patient Engagement

Medical GPS

To thrive in today’s healthcare environment, primary care as well as specialty care physicians must implement and maintain strong patient engagement strategies. Effective patient engagement produces improved patient retention and patient outcomes. (1).

Greater Good Health Raises $10M for NP-Centered Primary Care Model

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Greater Good Health , the company redefining value-based care through the first primary care model centered around nurse practitioners (NPs) raises $10 million in Series A funding round led by LRVHealth , with participation from Martin Ventures , Health Velocity Capital and more.

Essential ephemera: The sad, over-too-quickly life of a wearable datum

Nordic

A few months ago, I wrote about “homeless data.” I posited that as we continue to generate information about ourselves, we’ll quickly fill up electronic health records (EHRs) with petabytes of data, but precious little knowledge.

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LabCorp becomes first company to get EUA for direct-to-consumer test for flu, RSV, COVID-19

Healthcare Dive

LabCorp's kit is differentiated from other companies' products as it enables at-home sample collection without a prescription

The Tax Code Needs to Do More for Public Health

Bill of Health

By Bailey Kennedy. With the pain of tax day now a month behind us, it’s worth talking about something that we don’t often associate with the tax code: health. It’s not easy to imagine that the tax code could truly do much to make Americans happier and healthier — but there are ways that it could.

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Mass General files performance improvement plan with state

Healthcare Dive

Massachusetts' largest hospital system has set cost savings targets after state regulators found fault with its healthcare spending growth and pressured the nonprofit to scale back a proposed expansion project

CRN Recognizes Lynn Brading to the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel List

Perficient

CRN is a prominent channel outlet where five Perficient colleagues were recently recognized on the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel list.

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The Russian Military Has Failed Its Sons

The Rand Blog

The Russian military has a long history of mistreating its personnel and their frightened families. The military's culture of disregard for the lives and well-being of its personnel has done more than undermine their combat performance; it has also tanked their morale and will to fight

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Independence Blue Cross taps Uno Health to assist MA members in accessing state, federal programs

Fierce Healthcare

Independence Blue Cross taps Uno Health to assist MA members in accessing state, federal programs. pminemyer. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 13:44

Beware the Allure of Training Technology

The Rand Blog

In addition to focusing on acquiring technology that helps retain a competitive advantage, the U.S. Department of Defense could also focus on codifying processes that align technology with user needs and that adapt as technology, military operations, and needs change.

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Allegheny Health Network taps Illumina to research in-house cancer genomic profiling for patients

Fierce Healthcare

Allegheny Health Network taps Illumina to research in-house cancer genomic profiling for patients. hlandi. Wed, 05/18/2022 - 10:44

Help us Celebrate the 11th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Perficient

May 19, 2022 is the 11th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is an event to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion. The day started with a single blog post written by a web developer, Joe Devon.

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People of Perficient: Meet Lindsey Rhead, Lead Technical Consultant

Perficient

I recently sat down with one of our lead technical consultants, Lindsey Rhead. Lindsey has expertise in topics relating to the social determinants of health and a passion to influence meaningful change.

The Importance of Application Modernization for Businesses in 2022

Perficient

Application modernization is a growing area of focus for enterprises, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because business leaders feel increasing pressure to drive innovation. Digital trends, remote work, and escalating customer expectations are among the reasons.