Sat.Jun 11, 2022 - Fri.Jun 17, 2022

Ethics Education in U.S. Medical Schools’ Curricula

Bill of Health

By Leah Pierson. I recently argued that we need to evaluate medical school ethics curricula. Here, I explore how ethics courses became a key component of medical education and what we do know about them. The rise of ethics education.

FTC hits UnitedHealth, LHC with another request for information on $5.4B buy

Healthcare Dive

Marrying LHC, which manages a sizable share of the home health market, with Optum, one of the biggest physician groups in the country, has raised regulators’ eyebrows

Primary care reimagined: A virtual front door to healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many healthcare consumers today are disconnecting from traditional primary care, since the current experience is not meeting consumers' expectations, some industry observers say. When consumers disengage, the promise of traditional primary care cannot be realized.

‘The Stability of Home Health Care Is at Risk’: CMS Proposes 4.2% Decrease to Provider Payments in 2023

Home Health Care

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2023 home health proposed payment rule late Friday. It comes with a decrease to payment rates by 4.2%, or $810 million less compared to 2022 rates.

News 6/15/22

HIStalk

Top News Oracle says in its earnings call that it.

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Florida health system sues bill-sharing ministry for non-payment

Healthcare Dive

Orlando Health accuses Liberty HealthShare, a faith-based medical cost-sharing organization, of telling patients to conceal their membership in the group to get charity rates for medical services

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Briggs Healthcare

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

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Consumers Intend to Invest in Technology — With Budget and Value in Mind

Health Populi

Consumers continued to invest in and use several technologies that supported self-care at home in 2021, with plans to purchase connected health devices, sports and fitness equipment in the next year.

Centene settles with New Mexico on PBM overcharging allegations

Healthcare Dive

Centene has now agreed to pay nearly $250 million to settle allegations in six states

CNA Week: June 16 – 22, 2022

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. This year, CNA Week 2022 is from June 16 to June 22.

Aetna Finds Value in Home-Based Care Providers Willing, Able to Share Data

Home Health Care

Aetna is one of the most influential health care companies in the country. It’s also heavily invested in home-based care. Aman Gill, Aetna’s director of product strategy and innovation, told Home Health Care News last month that a home health acquisition was “on the table” for the company.

Monday Morning Update 6/13/22

HIStalk

Top News Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison says.

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1K Los Angeles Kaiser nurses to go on strike

Healthcare Dive

The nurses are demanding measures they say will improve staffing conditions in new contracts, like the addition of more ancillary staff to ensure nurses are able to take adequate rest and meal breaks

Community Health Workers and Oral Health: Improving Access to Care Across the Lifespan in Minnesota

NASHP

Community Health Workers and Oral Health: Improving Access to Care Across the Lifespan in Minnesota June 17, 2022/ by Ella Roth and Allie Atkeson. Introduction. Many states are integrating community health workers (CHWs) and other community-based providers into their health care system.

Home Health Providers in HHVBP Demo States Struggled to Achieve Financial Upside

Home Health Care

Despite being a significant regulatory change to the home health care industry, some providers aren’t so sure whether the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model will have that significant of a bottom-line impact.

Unlocking Interoperability with a Blockchain-Powered Network

HIT Consultant

Mary Butler-Everson, SVP of Healthcare Product Innovations for PNC Treasury Management. Achieving fluid data interoperability has been a complex and challenging goal for the U.S. healthcare system.

Apple Watch monitoring features for AFib, Parkinson's cleared by FDA

Healthcare Dive

With the new feature, atrial fibrillation patients may have an easier way to track the frequency of the condition over time and see whether lifestyle changes may have positive effects

June 2022 MedPAC Report to Congress: Medicare and the HC Delivery System

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. MedPAC released its June 2022 Annual Report to Congress on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The 3-page Press Release is found here. The full report is found on the MedPAC website ; the direct link to the 267-page report is here.

‘It’s About Being in the Home’: Signify Moves Away from Telehealth

Home Health Care

As home-based care providers struggle to gather quality and reliable data across their platforms, Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) feels like it is positioned to keep growing because of the data-driven insights it does have.

How IoT Data Integration Helps Deliver Improved At-Home Healthcare in 2022

HIT Consultant

Patricia (Pat) Black, Director of Technical Solutions at Cardinal Peak. When it comes to your health and treatment, hospitals leverage a variety of sensors and instruments to collect the necessary information to monitor and diagnose your health status.

Hospitals win SCOTUS case against 340B rate cuts

Healthcare Dive

The Justices were unanimous in their decision, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh writing it was “a straightforward case &rdquo

11 Marketing Strategies that Support Personalized Healthcare

Healthcare Success

More companies are making high-quality healthcare easier to access and more affordable by embracing data and technology. While healthcare has historically been among the slowest to accept new technologies, the pandemic has sped adoption.

Hospital-at-Home Advocates Believe the Model Can Stave Off Staffing Burnout

Home Health Care

Advocates of the hospital-at-home model are continuing to make a strong push for the extension of the Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver.

Proscia Raises $37M for AI-Enabled Pathology Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Proscia , a Philadelphia-based provider of digital and computational pathology solutions raises $37M to advance the way we understand and treat diseases like cancer.

Most Medicare Advantage enrollees like their plans, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

As the program has soared in popularity, it has attracted the attention of federal investigators, including an HHS OIG report finding inappropriate prior authorization and claims denials

Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Settings 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Care Coordination Platform Sees 17% Spike in Home Health Referrals

Home Health Care

For home-based providers, maximizing the seamlessness of a post-hospital care transition is paramount. As hospitals are sending more patients than ever to the home, the ones that can take the patient with the most ease are more likely to win out.

The No Surprises Act: How Payers Can Stay Compliant

HIT Consultant

Michael Gardner, Chief Strategy Officer at Virsys12. As the healthcare system continues to evolve to adopt a more patient-centric approach, surprise billing has become a topic discussed by consumers and policymakers.

Hospitals failing to provide charity care notices, California AG alleges

Healthcare Dive

California Attorney General Rob Bonta sent letters to hospitals warning them that failure to notify patients of free or reduced care is a violation of state law

Report: Third of top hospitals' websites collecting patient data for Facebook

Fierce Healthcare

Report: Third of top hospitals' websites collecting patient data for Facebook. dmuoio. Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:54

In-Home Care Provider Makes Bet on Medical Private-Pay Services

Home Health Care

An in-home care provider is making a bet. And that bet is that the amount of people able to afford private-pay home care is going to dwindle over time, and in order to win out on that population, it needs to be hyper-focused on it.

ResMed Acquires MEDIFOX DAN for $1B, Expands Healthcare SaaS Business

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – ResMed acquires MEDIFOX DAN , a German leader in software solutions for home health, nursing home, and outpatient therapy providers, for $1 billion. This acquisition marks ResMed’s largest SaaS acquisition to date and expands its SaaS business outside of the U.S.

Expiration of healthcare subsidies will have domino effect, leading to higher prices and increased medical debt

Healthcare Dive

Millions of Americans will experience dramatic price increases, become uninsured and likely accrue medical debt, GetInsured’s Heather Korbulic argues

Whistleblower suit: CVS prevented Part D members from accessing generics

Fierce Healthcare

Whistleblower suit: CVS prevented Part D members from accessing generics. pminemyer. Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:30

Armed with Home-Based Care Capabilities, Advocate Aurora Health Is Ready for Next Step

Home Health Care

Advocate Aurora Health may have surprised some with its acquisition of the home care franchise Senior Helpers last year. But that’s just one of the steps the health system is taking to build out its home-based care capabilities, as well as a larger, full continuum overall.

Sesame Raises $27M to Expand Its National Healthcare Marketplace

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: Sesame , the only company proven to lower the price of medical care for American consumers raises $27M in Series B financing to expand its national marketplace of high-quality, ultra-affordable medical care for all Americans, whether they are insured or not.

HCA opening eighth nursing campus

Healthcare Dive

The new campus in North Carolina comes as health systems across the country deal with heightened turnover and staffing challenges spurred by the pandemic