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What Innovations Are Currently Shaping Audiology?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. It’s staggering to consider the degree to which technology has progressed, even within the past several decades.

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CVS unveils new health-focused retail strategy, explicit move into primary care

Health Care Dive

Along with outlining three new store formats — including sites for primary care delivery, a new area for the retail drugstore behemoth — CVS plans to close 900 stores over the next three years as consumer buying patterns change

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Call Your Senator and Help Give Doctors a Break

Bill Of Health

By Jacob Madden. Want to help make a big change for our nation’s overworked doctors? Call your senator and tell them to hire more. In March of this year, Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Personal wellness; The first line of defense against COVID-19

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Webster’s dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought activity” implying that wellness is not something that happens by accident. Wellness requires commitment and effort.

Promoting Better Customer Service During a Pandemic

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Pankaj Gupta, CEO, iPlum During the early stages of the pandemic, many health providers and patients saw the flaws with healthcare customer service. Patients engaged in rounds of “phone tag” with their doctors, or […]. The article Promoting Better Customer Service During a Pandemic appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Biden admin proposes wide-reaching drug data collection in fourth surprise billing rule

Health Care Dive

Payers and employers will need to give HHS an annual overview of the top 50 drugs across different areas, including the most frequently dispensed drugs and the most expensive prescription drugs

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In-Home Support Services Becoming Top Medicare Advantage Benefit

Home Health Care

In-home support services are the most popular — and arguably impactful — supplemental benefit offered by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans under the primarily health-related category. That statement was supported by recently unveiled figures from ATI Advisory.

Putting A Price on Transparency: The Patient Payment Challenge for Payers and Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Mel Gunawardena, managing partner, SYNERGEN Health. The healthcare revenue cycle is an unnecessarily complex tangle of patients, providers, employers, and insurance companies. Patients and other parties are often frustrated with medical claim submission and […].

Mayo Clinic reports jump in operating income during Q3

Health Care Dive

The Rochester, Minnesota-based nonprofit reported robust financial results as revenue grew 10%, outpacing expense growth during a quarter in which rising costs challenged many systems due to heightened labor demands

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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill Of Health

Ameet Sarpatwari , Beatrice Brown , Alexander Egilman , and? Aaron S. Kesselheim.

States Allowing Telehealth Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder

NASHP

States Allowing Telehealth Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder November 19, 2021. Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government implemented several telehealth flexibilities to allow states to maximize access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD).

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Why Does Cancer Grow and Spread? 

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Cancer affects millions of people worldwide. Cancer research is ongoing, and many advances have been made throughout history to help identify the causes of cancer and how to treat it. No matter your relationship with […]. The article Why Does Cancer Grow and Spread? appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial cancer cell growth Cancer Treatment how does cancer grow

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Congress, alongside provider and consumer groups, continues spat over surprise billing ban rules

Health Care Dive

While payers and providers must start complying with the No Surprises Act by Jan. 1, the fight over rules implementing the ban is heating up as provider groups object to what they think is a favoring of insurers

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Can Lawyers Help Fix Back Pain (No, Not By Suing)?

Bill Of Health

By Jack Becker. A Pain in the Back. Back pain is a real pain in the back. Comprehensive data is tough to collect, but an estimated 60-80% of people will have to deal with back pain at some point in their life. Lower back pain, in particular, is the leading cause of global disability.

Home-Based Care Advocates Celebrate Build Back Better Plan’s House Passage, Urge Senate to Follow Suit

Home Health Care

The Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan – which includes an array of support for home-based care and senior services – took a significant step Friday. trillion bill got the necessary amount of votes to make it through the U.S. House of Representatives. The next stop will be the Senate.

Latest CDC, CMS and NHSN COVID-19 and Flu Data Posted

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending November 7, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the October 31 st data set: Resident vaccination rate increased 0.2%

Congress: Target the middlemen who drive up drug costs

Health Care Dive

"The PBM market lacks the three elements essential for competition — choice, transparency and a lack of conflict of interest," antitrust attorney and former FTC policy director David Balto argues

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Why Pagers Still Matter: The History of Pagers (1921-2021)

Spok Inc

Go back in time to see how the pager got its start and evolved into a critical communications staple. The post Why Pagers Still Matter: The History of Pagers (1921-2021) appeared first on Spok Inc. Paging

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Private Equity Backing Becoming ‘Qualifying Criteria’ for Home Care Franchise Companies

Home Health Care

The past few years have seen private equity players plant a flag in the home care space, particularly in the franchising world. In 2021, this trend has only increased with the heightened demand for home care services.

Status of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. You may have heard late yesterday/early this morning that OSHA has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending further developments in the litigation.”.

Kaiser Permanente strike averted as union reaches tentative agreement

Health Care Dive

The work stoppage, which would have been the largest in the U.S. so far this year, had the potential to significantly disrupt operations at the nonprofit's 14 hospitals and more than 200 clinics in the region

EasyHealth Secures $135M to Redesign Medicare Experience

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Easyhealth raises $135M to redesign Medicare with its end-to-end Medicare experience to help 50 million Medicare members find the best plan and support them through their healthcare journey.

MedArrive Raises $25 Million, Hopes to Make ‘Tens of Thousands’ of At-Home Care Visits Next Year

Home Health Care

MedArrive – a health care platform that helps payers and providers shift more care into the home – has secured $25 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by the venture capital fund Section 32, which invests in businesses on the frontier of health care and technology.

Medicare startup EasyHealth gets $135M in series A to fill information gaps

Fierce Healthcare

Medicare startup EasyHealth gets $135M in series A to fill information gaps. rtorrence. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:10

Baylor Scott & White sees income dip in Q1 as costs climb

Health Care Dive

Labor costs at the largest nonprofit health system in Texas surged 12% in the quarter ended in September, contributing to a 7% drop in income from operations

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First Stop Health Adds Virtual Primary Care as Whole-Person, Digital-First Service

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – First Stop Health adds virtual primary care as a whole-person, digital-first service to address urgent, preventive and chronic care needs for members.

14% of MA Plans Will Offer Primarily Health-Related In-Home Support Services in 2022

Home Health Care

More Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are offering in-home support services as supplemental benefits. That’s according to a new report from Washington, D.C.-based based research and advisory firm ATI Advisory.

MedArrive nabs $25M to ramp up at-home health services, expand into new states

Fierce Healthcare

MedArrive nabs $25M to ramp up at-home health services, expand into new states. hlandi. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 16:56

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As Congress weighs drug price restraints, ICER calls out 'unsupported' increases

Health Care Dive

In a new report, ICER highlighted AbbVie's price hikes on Humira, which the group said resulted in more than $1 billion in U.S. spending last year without any new evidence of health benefits

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Alexa, Can You Call My Nurse? Amazon to Build Vocera Skill for Alexa

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Vocera announced a collaboration with Amazon to deliver Vocera skill for Alexa. This HIPAA-compliant solution provides an easy, personal, and direct way for hospitalized patients and aged care residents to connect with their caregivers and more.