Tue.Jun 21, 2022

Telehealth with a technician in the home reduces spend by 22% for Scottsdale Physician Group

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2018, Scottsdale Physician Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, saw a need that simply was not being met. THE PROBLEM. Some patients were not getting the medical care they needed, when they needed, because of a variety of issues.

As cross-state telemedicine waivers expire, virtual care advocates focus on long-term policy changes

Healthcare Dive

There’s a complication: No one solution to the U.S.’ ’ patchy physician licensing infrastructure has universal buy-in

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HIStalk

Top News An NBC News article notes the reduced availability.

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The cultural and mental health skills that medical and health science students need in today's world

Healthcare Dive

From memorizing facts about illnesses to learning how to perform procedures, every medical and health science university offers curricula and opportunities to ensure that its students hone their hard skills

At-Home Care Company MedArrive is Expanding Geographically, But Also Clinically

Home Health Care

In November, MedArrive had a significant jumping-off point established for them. It was worth $25 million, raised through a Series A and led by the venture capital fund Section 32.

Medicare data errors impede health equity efforts, OIG says

Healthcare Dive

The ability to assess health disparities and improve care delivery in communities of color hinges on the quality of race and ethnicity data that is currently falling short, the report said

SteadyMD Acquires BlocHealth to Enhance Clinician Licensing & Credentialing

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – SteadyMD , a B2B telehealth infrastructure provider that powers high-quality telehealth patient experiences for leaders and innovators in healthcare acquires BlocHealth , a clinician licensing, credentialing, and payer enrollment platform.

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How to reduce prescription abandonment and improve medication adherence

Meditech

Cost is a major determining factor for patients when they are deciding whether or not to pick up their prescriptions from the pharmacy. When medications are too expensive, patients may abandon them, regardless of how important they are to their health. CIO Patient Engagement Patient Safety Patients

Nova Leap CEO: Hospital at Home to Have Big Ripple Effects in Home Care

Home Health Care

At the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Nova Leap, the expression Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) has taken on a whole new meaning. Over the years, the company – which is a rapidly growing home care services company that operates in the U.S. and Canada – has become a regular on the M&A scene.

SteadyMD snags BlocHealth to bolster clinician licensing, credentialing services

Fierce Healthcare

SteadyMD snags BlocHealth to bolster clinician licensing, credentialing services. hlandi. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:49

Stemming Supreme Court Rights Reversals

Bill of Health

By James G. Hodge, Jr. Based on the May 2022 leak of an initial draft, most believe the Supreme Court will carry through some rescission of abortion rights later this month through its final opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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Payment Uncertainty Remains an Obstacle Between Seniors, At-Home Care Providers

Home Health Care

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, several studies highlighted how older adults in the U.S. wanted to age in place, but often lacked the planning and financial resources to do so.

Washington ups pressure on PBMs with more aggressive FTC policy, congressional ask for GAO study

Healthcare Dive

The Federal Trade Commission has voted unanimously to adopt a policy statement to more closely examine fees and rebates paid to PBMs in exchange for preferred coverage for their drugs from payers

ICER’s 2022 “Barriers to Fair Access Assessment” Protocol

Healthcare ECONOMIST

How does ICER plan to determine whether health plans offer fair access to pharmaceuticals? I summarized their approach last year as outlined in their white paper titled “ Cornerstones of ‘Fair’ Drug Coverage: Appropriate Cost-Sharing and Utilization Management Policies for Pharmaceuticals.”

Walgreens Health Corners network swells with new Buckeye partnership in Ohio

Healthcare Dive

The Health Corner concept, mirroring efforts by retail pharmacy rivals CVS Health and Walmart, is central to Walgreens’ push to capture a greater slice of the care continuum and the corresponding revenue

EHR company Epic plans to join federal data-sharing network TEFCA

Fierce Healthcare

EHR company Epic plans to join federal data-sharing network TEFCA. hlandi. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 07:19

How New HHS Guidance on HIPAA and Audio Telehealth Can Impact You

Solution Reach

HIPAA Telehealth Patient Access

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CMS proposes $810M cut to home health Medicare payments for 2023

Fierce Healthcare

CMS proposes $810M cut to home health Medicare payments for 2023. rking. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:00

AI Approved for Adults May Aid Interpretation of Pediatric Chest Images

Health IT Analytics

A study published in… read more

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers Updated

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare . CMS updated the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers listing on Thursday, June 16, 2022. This 45-page document shows updates related to QSO-22-15-NH, NLTC and LSC – specifically the expirations effective June 6, 2022.

Disrupt Podcast #57: J.J. Sorrenti, CEO, Best Life Brands

Home Health Care

The 57th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! For this episode of Disrupt, Home Health Care News caught up with J.J. Sorrenti, the CEO of Best Life Brands, the parent company of ComForCare, At Your Side, Boost Home Healthcare and other senior-focused franchise brands.

Racial Gaps Remain Despite Overall Jump in Life Expectancy

Health IT Analytics

Researchers found that over… read more

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Supreme Court sides with health plan in payment dispute with dialysis provider DaVita

Fierce Healthcare

Supreme Court sides with health plan in payment dispute with dialysis provider DaVita. rking. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:53

New Hospital-At-Home Study Focuses on Rural Health Deserts

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), based in Lexington, Ky.,

Optum launches new solution aimed at driving down unnecessary testing

Fierce Healthcare

Optum launches new solution aimed at driving down unnecessary testing. pminemyer. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 17:01

Banner Health Launches Primary Care Health Plan in Northern Colorado

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Banner Health is teamed up with the leader in value-based advanced primary care, Hue Health , to launch a new direct primary care health plan called 39North.

AHIP 2022: Addressing drug prices requires all stakeholders at the table, experts say

Fierce Healthcare

AHIP 2022: Addressing drug prices requires all stakeholders at the table, experts say. pminemyer. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 23:08

Turquoise Health Integrates Price Transparency Data with Ribbon Health

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ribbon Health , an API data platform for the healthcare industry that powers care decisions, and Turquoise Health , a provider of structured data on the cost of care to make pricing data both transparent and accessible to patients, announced an integration partnership.

CMS proposes a 3.1% pay bump to dialysis facilities next year

Fierce Healthcare

CMS proposes a 3.1% pay bump to dialysis facilities next year. rking. Tue, 06/21/2022 - 17:23

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 June 17, 2022. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page.

Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic and the Smart Facilities of Tomorrow

HIT Consultant

Charlie Meyer, Senior Vice President of Sales, QLess. As much as we all wish it were otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives and upset stability around the world. If this worldwide disaster has a narrow silver lining, it is the many lessons it has to teach us moving forward.

June 2022 Update to Appendix B – RAI User’s Manual  

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The June update of Appendix B to the RAI 3.0 User’s Manual contains changes to the list of State RAI Coordinators, MDS Automation Coordinators, RAI Panel members, and CMS locations and contacts.

5 Jaw-Dropping Dental Billing Statement Templates That Boost Revenue

Etactics

88% of dentists worry about their patients’ ability to pay. According to the same source, patient payment is the number one concern that dentists have related to their organization. It outranked acquiring patients by 8%.

HIPAA Reminder: Paper Still Counts

Health Care Performance

Lately, my inbox is flooded with warnings, reminders, and webinars about cybersecurity. Rightly so: cyberattacks are on the rise, and healthcare remains the #1 target. At MPA, we recently updated our HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, and we carefully documented every source of electronic PHI.

NASHP Conference 2022

NASHP

Mid-week links

Healthcare ECONOMIST

COVID-19 vaccine now approved for kids 6 months and up. How big is the marriage tax ? USPSTF: Should you be taking your vitamins ? Gas taxes and weight loss. How did CJR impact PROs ? Current Events Links

Community Health Workers and Oral Health

NASHP

Community Health Workers and Oral Health. Many states are integrating community health workers into health care systems —including for oral health services — to help facilitate care and advance health equity. Why it matters : Oral health is fundamental to overall health across the lifespan.