April, 2022

What Person-Centered Interoperability Looks Like: Seqster

Health Populi

He had me at the statement, “I believe health data is medicine.”. Those were the words of Ardy Arianpour, CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, when sharing with me how his company was founded.

Stay out of Jail; Avoid billing fraud

Pro CRNA

Stay out of jail; Avoid billing fraud. By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Nobody goes through the rigors of professional education and certification intending to end up in jail, but that is exactly where you could spend time if convicted of billing fraud.

Supreme Court throws out Medicaid work requirement cases

Healthcare Dive

On Monday, the high court said the requirements were now moot given the Biden administration's dismissal of the policies, and sent them back to the trial court with instructions to dismiss prior judgments

The Proposed TRIPS Compromise Risks Setting Several Bad Precedents

Bill of Health

By James Love. On March 15, 2022, STAT published text of a proposed compromise at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily relax global standards for intellectual property for COVID-19.

With telehealth, Behavioral Nutrition sees many more patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Behavioral Nutrition is a holistic eating disorder outpatient clinic that treats adolescents and adults using behavioral therapy and nutritional counseling. The clinic has five locations spread out among Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida, New Jersey and Texas. THE PROBLEM.

Hospital Cost Tool and Resources

NASHP

Understanding Hospital Costs. As health care spending continues to rise — with the largest proportion of those expenditures on hospital services — states and other purchasers are seeking to better understand and address hospitals’ costs.

Patients Look Beyond the Pandemic to Pharma for Engagement, Innovation, and Integrity

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted patients who were already deeply engaged with their own health care before the coronavirus emerged.

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Bright Health exits 6 states amid financial, operational woes

Healthcare Dive

Bright, which went public in June last year, wants to refocus on growth in markets where it can have a bigger impact. The seven-year-old startup lost almost $1.2 billion in 2021

Providing Clean Air in Indoor Spaces: Moving Beyond Accommodations Towards Barrier Removal

Bill of Health

By Jennifer Bard.

Patient generated data can be a key factor in reducing health inequity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At this point, it's not a surprise to say that data is power – particularly when it comes to advancing clinical research, furthering innovation and improving patient care.

Improving Birthing Outcomes through Midwifery Care: New Mexico

NASHP

Improving Birthing Outcomes through Midwifery Care: New Mexico April 18, 2022 / by Veronnica Thompson. Midwives play a critical role in improving birth outcomes and advancing maternal health equity.

McKinsey’s Six Shifts To Add Life to Years — and One More to Consider

Health Populi

People spend one-half of their lives in “less-than-good health,” we learn early in the paper, Adding years to life and life to years from the McKinsey Health Institute.

News 4/27/22

HIStalk

Top News 3M is reportedly seeking a buyer for its.

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Surprise billing compliance 'very daunting,' regulatory experts say

Healthcare Dive

The bill is best known for its signature achievement, but there are lesser known requirements that are difficult to put into practice, experts told Healthcare Dive

Pig Hearts for Humans and the FDA

Bill of Health

By Jacob Balamut. David Bennett, a man who recently underwent the world’s first successful xenotransplantation organ surgery, died last month after a sudden and as yet unexplained period of rapid deterioration. Bennett, who was 57 years old, had been suffering from end-stage heart disease.

AMA survey: Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A survey conducted by the American Medical Association found that the vast majority of physician respondents say they're currently using telehealth – and many of those reporting a decrease say they're providing a mix of virtual and in-person care.

Where Home Health Providers Fit into the Evolving Kidney Care Landscape

Home Health Care

Over the years, there have been federal efforts in the U.S. to shift dialysis for kidney care patients into the home. Meanwhile, home-focused kidney care companies have cemented their spot as part of the broader health care landscape.

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The Color of Care – Oprah and The Smithsonian Channel Partner on Health Equity

Health Populi

A new documentary and educational campaign on health equity will be launched on May 1st, 2022, from Oprah’s Harpo Productions studio partnering with The Smithsonian Channel.

News 4/6/22

HIStalk

Top News Private equity firm Patient Square Capital will acquire. Headlines

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End of Medicaid continuous coverage may leave millions of children uninsured, analysis finds

Healthcare Dive

Children are at highest risk in Texas, Florida and Georgia when states resume checking Medicaid eligibility after the public health emergency expires, Georgetown University researchers found

Safety First: Potential Heart Health Risks of Microdosing

Bill of Health

By Kelan Thomas. Given the current evidence for psychedelic “microdosing,” the risks may outweigh the benefits for many people.

At Baptist Health, Epic-linked asynchronous telehealth boosts provider and patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Early last year, Baptist Health, a health system based in Louisville, Kentucky, was taking note of the lessons staff had learned and the data gathered through the first year of the pandemic to reassess the organization's overall virtual care strategy and current digital health tools. THE PROBLEM.

8 Home Care Leaders Break Down What Service Lines They Plan to Further Invest In

Home Health Care

For the longest time, home care providers were just trying to gain a foothold in the broader health care sector. Now times have changed, as home care services have proven to be an integral part of the overall system, especially during the public health emergency.

How Health Gets Built – The Building H Index Thinking Health-By-Design

Health Populi

“It’s hard to be healthy in the U.S. today.” ” That is the underlying premise and reason for The Building H Index. Health happens outside of doctors’ offices and hospital operating rooms.

News 4/29/22

HIStalk

Top News Teladoc Health reports Q1 results: revenue up 25%, News

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Centene's former longtime leader Michael Neidorff dies

Healthcare Dive

Neidorff transformed the St. Louis-based insurer into a formidable player in the healthcare sector during his 26 years at the helm

COVID ‘Compromise’ on International IP Underscores Need for New Approach

Bill of Health

By Cynthia M.

Five States’ Progress toward Expanding Access to PACE Services

NASHP

Five States’ Progress toward Expanding Access to PACE Services April 29, 2022 / by Neva Kaye. The Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was one of the first programs to deliver fully integrated care to Medicaid beneficiaries who are frail elders.

Risk-Based, At-Home Pilot Program Saves $6 Million Looking After Just 93 Patients

Home Health Care

The tech-enabled, home-focused Presidium Health recently reduced hospitalizations within a specific patient population by 53%, saving $6 million on the way. To do so, it worked with some of the most high-need patients in the U.S. health care system.

How Business Can Bolster Determinants of Health: The Marmot Review for Industry

Health Populi

“Until now, focus on… the social determinants of health has been for government and civil society. The private sector has not been involved in the discussion or, worse, has been seen as part of the problem.

Monday Morning Update 4/4/22

HIStalk

Top News The American Hospital Association tells federal regulators that.

Medicare Advantage plans denied some members needed care, OIG finds

Healthcare Dive

The report calls for improved oversight of MA and urges the CMS to update audit protocols and issue new guidance on medical necessity reviews performed by the plans

A Precise Definition of Microdosing Psychedelics is Needed to Promote Equitable Regulation

Bill of Health

By Sarah Hashkes. When we talk about microdosing psychedelics, it’s important we have a mutual understanding of its definition to be able to conduct accurate research, promote regulations, and educate the wider population.

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home Data Posted 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the nursing home data for the week ending April 17, 2022.

How Walgreens, VillageMD Are Driving Home-Based Care Forward

Home Health Care

When Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) invested $1 billion into VillageMD , it was largely viewed as a way for Walgreens to enhance its primary care approach, especially in underserved communities.

The Current State of Healthcare Jobs

Healthcare Leadership

Over the past several weeks, I have received more LinkedIn notifications from people changing roles/organizations than ever before. Last Monday, for example, I received 10 such notices!

News 4/13/22

HIStalk

Top News Oracle extends its Cerner acquisition deadline from April.

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