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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.

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.

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

Monday Morning Update 4/25/22


Top News Tenet Health complains to a South Florida TV.


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.

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.

Thousands of Stanford nurses in California wage strike with no end date

Healthcare Dive

In the latest open-ended strike, nurse demands for new contracts focus heavily on recruitment and retention of staff amid nationwide labor shortages

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Five States’ Progress toward Expanding Access to PACE Services


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.

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.

Does telemedicine result in duplicative care? Depends on the patient, study suggests

Healthcare Dive

Whether or not telehealth visits result in duplicative care — a hot topic on the Hill as Congress debates future telemedicine regulation — could depend on if users have acute or chronic conditions, according to new research

News 4/29/22


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


Ethical Challenges Associated with the Protection of Pets in War

Bill of Health

(Photo: Sign at the central train station in Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) that offers free support for pet owners coming from Ukraine. Courtesy of Kristin Sandvik.). By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik. Introduction.

Workers Memorial Day – April 28, 2022   

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Every year, on April 28, the nation recognizes Workers Memorial Day.

Massive pandemic pivot to telehealth tallied in Fair Health report

Healthcare Dive

New data from the nonprofit reiterates the explosive growth in telemedicine in the first year of the pandemic when other medical sites scaled back services

Questions Linger as Home-Based Care Shifts Toward Value-Based Care

Home Health Care

It would be silly to have an argument over whether value-based care is a good principle. That’s unless, of course, you had to parse out what exactly each individual or organization meant when they referred to value-based care.

How a single COVID-19 telehealth grant will help one provider for years to come

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

From the time Burrell Behavioral Health in Springfield, Missouri, received initial reports of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the surrounding areas, clients and staff members became concerned about their physical health and wellbeing. THE PROBLEM.

Health Equity: A Central Tenet in Health Care Quality

Turner Healthcare Quality

It’s Personal and Professional for THCQ Consulting…and Should Be for All of Us

DOJ appeals surprise billing ruling in Texas

Healthcare Dive

The Department of Justice intends to appeal a ruling siding with the Texas Medical Association, saying arbiters should not weigh any factor more heavily than others when resolving payment disputes between payers and providers

Ride-Sharing Partnerships Offer High ROI, Workforce Relief for Home Care Companies

Home Health Care

The right partnership can be a powerful tool for businesses looking to expand their service offerings, enhance their internal operations or even gain an edge over competitors. Over the years, home care providers have gone beyond just forming relationships with industry peers.

Komodo Health & AppliedVR Partner to Drive Therapeutic VR for Chronic Pain

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Komodo Health , a company delivering patient-level insights by dynamically analyzing the broadest array of data across patients, practitioners, and health systems.

CMS Updates Survey Process Documents Again – Twice in April 2022

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

Bristol Myers wins FDA approval for first drug to treat inherited heart condition

Healthcare Dive

Bristol Myers paid $13 billion to acquire the drug's maker, MyoKardia, and expects it to become a blockbuster. But a tricky dosing regimen, as well as safety concerns, could challenge the pharmaceutical giant's lofty forecast

10 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Programmatic Analytics Platform

Healthcare Success

Programmatic advertising has transformed the way people buy and sell online ads. In 2021, U.S. advertisers spent 41.2% more on programmatic display ads than in 2020 —and it’s easy to understand why. .

Home-Based Care Stakeholders Break Down ‘Uncertain’ Legislative, Regulatory Landscapes

Home Health Care

With more eyes than ever on home-based care, there are a number of legislative and regulatory developments that will be critical for providers to stay on top of. For providers like Help at Home, which is working in the Medicaid space along with private pay, the short-term gains have been apparent. “If

3 Predictions for Post-COVID Clinical Trial Decentralization

HIT Consultant

Marc Leighton, VP of Product at Florence Healthcare. Prior to COVID , major technological transformation initiatives were already underway at many clinical trial sites, sponsors, and contract research organizations (CROs.)

Employers are reevaluating health benefits amid tight labor market, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

Improving affordability, providing virtual care and boosting mental health offerings will be top priorities for U.S. employers over the next two years, according to a Willis Towers Watson report

At US Hospitals, a Drug Mix-Up Is Just a Few Keystrokes Away


More than four years ago, Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught typed two letters into a hospital’s computerized medication cabinet, selected the wrong drug from the search results, and gave a patient a fatal dose.

Access to Capital, Flexible Staffing Supercharging Growth for Home-Based Care Startups

Home Health Care

The amount of money being invested in the home-based care space has many people excited about the future, particularly as smaller startup companies continue to grow. VC firms have in recent years pumped over $2.5

Inspire Medical Systems Invests in AI Startup EnsoData

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Inspire Medical Systems has announced its investment in EnsoData , an artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare company helping clinicians uncover disease while patients sleep.

Rising expenses at hospitals are unsustainable, AHA says

Healthcare Dive

Hospital labor expenses per patient alone increased about 20% from 2019 to 2021, according to a new report from the hospital lobby

2021: COVID-19 is Third Leading Cause of Death After Heart Disease and Cancer

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CDC’s April 22, 2022, MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2021 shows some significant provisional statistics.

Why the Shifting Trends In Home Care Recruitment Could Be Problematic

Home Health Care

The way in which home care agencies are finding and hiring caregivers is evolving. Over time, word-of-mouth recruitment via current employees is having a lesser impact on overall hires, while job hiring sites like Indeed are having a greater impact.

DiA Imaging Analysis Partners with Intel to Improve Ultrasound Analysis by 40%

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd , a global provider of AI-powered ultrasound analysis software, has teamed up with Intel to streamline artificial intelligence (AI) solutions used by echocardiography (Echo) labs.

Tenet says 'cybersecurity incident' disrupted hospital operations

Healthcare Dive

Most critical functions have been restored following the incident last week, while affected facilities are starting to resume normal operations, according to the Texas-based operator

CVS study: Mental health concerns on the rise as pandemic drags on

Fierce Healthcare

CVS study: Mental health concerns on the rise as pandemic drags on. pminemyer. Fri, 04/29/2022 - 13:44

Care-At-Home Startup Biofourmis Raises $300 Million in Funding, Surpasses Unicorn Status

Home Health Care

For startups, reaching unicorn status — a valuation at over $1 billion — is a major milestone. And with its latest funding round, Biofourmis just surpassed getting there. The company announced Tuesday that it has raised $300 million in Series D.

Biofourmis Secures $300M to Expand Virtual Care Offerings

HIT Consultant

Kuldeep Singh Rajput, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Biofourmis. What You Should Know: – Biofourmis , a global leader in virtual care and digital medicine raises $300 million in Series D investment led by leading global growth equity firm General Atlantic.