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Why are women more likely to use telehealth?

Health Care Dive

As Washington mulls over telehealth regulations post-COVID-19, it's important not to roll back access in a way that could disproportionately affect women, experts say

Becoming a Bioethicist is Expensive. That’s a Problem.

Bill Of Health

By Leah Pierson. The financial barriers associated with becoming a bioethicist make the field less accessible, undermining the quality and relevance of bioethics research. Because the boundaries of the field are poorly defined, credentials often serve as a gatekeeping mechanism.


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Treating Patients Like Consumers with Asynchronous Technology   

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Edward Abraham, M.D., chief medical advisor, Between the pandemic and dramatic growth in direct-to-consumer healthcare approaches, hospitals and health systems have been forced to find ways to provide convenient care for patients. Consumers […]. The article Treating Patients Like Consumers with Asynchronous Technology appeared first on

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children: State Strategies to Increase Access and Uptake through Pediatric Providers


COVID-19 Vaccines and Children: State Strategies to Increase Access and Uptake through Pediatric Providers November 1, 2021 / by Michelle Fiscus, Sandra Wilkniss, Hemi Tewarson. On October 29, the U.S.

Kaiser healthcare workers to go on strike

Health Care Dive

The work stoppage could pose a significant challenge to operations in Kaiser's southern California market, where the unions poised to strike represent about 37% of the system's workforce in the region

Can a Pandemic Lawmaking Exercise Promote Global Health Justice? — Final Symposium Editorial

Bill Of Health

By Alicia Ely Yamin, on behalf of the editors*. Leer en español. Lire en français. Amid the unfolding “moral catastrophe” of COVID-19, and across the entries in this symposium, we see a clamor for any pandemic law-making exercise to promote more justice in global health.

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CMS Releases Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare, Medicaid Providers

Home Health Care

The Biden-Harris administration announced in September that all U.S. health care workers would be required to get vaccinated as part of its six-pronged national COVID-19 strategy. Since then, the U.S.

CMS finalizes plans to hike price transparency penalties, extend telehealth flexibilities

Health Care Dive

The agency is also moving forward with a plan to stop the elimination of the Medicare inpatient-only list, which is a win for hospitals

The Paradoxical Legal Treatment of Preventive Medicine

Bill Of Health

By Doron Dorfman. Preventive medicine is a tool used by individual patients, primary care physicians, and governmental agencies to preempt illnesses rather than to treat them after they have arisen.

Financial and Workplace Security for Family Caregivers


Financial and Workplace Security for Family Caregivers Section 4 of the RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers.

In-Home Companionship Company Papa Raises $150M, Reaches Unicorn Status

Home Health Care

Papa, the company that provides in-home companionship services for older adults and their families, has reached unicorn status. The Miami-based aging services startup announced a $150 million Series D round on Thursday, bringing its total funding to $240 million since its 2017 founding.

Women in the healthcare C-suite on what they've learned

Health Care Dive

Teladoc CFO Mala Murthy and Mount Sinai Health System President Margaret Pastuszko told Healthcare Dive what struggles they have faced as women in leadership roles and what advice they give to others

Casualties of Preparedness: Rethinking the Global Health Security Paradigm

Bill Of Health

By Manjari Mahajan. The calls for a new pandemic treaty, like the genesis of the International Health Regulations (IHR), have been anchored within a paradigm of “global health security.”

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 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 October 24, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the October 17 th data set: Resident vaccination decreased 0.1%

[Updated] CMS Finalizes Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Expansion, 3.2% Rate Increase

Home Health Care

It’s official: Providers everywhere will soon be subject to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model. The first performance year of the expanded initiative — recognized as one of the most successful alternative payment models ever — will be calendar year 2023. The U.S.

Adults support major changes to US healthcare system amid rising costs, survey finds

Health Care Dive

Those surveyed showed the widest support for policy changes that could lower drug costs, followed by measures limiting what both hospitals and doctors can charge for services, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

3 Tips to Building a Living Brand that Endures Online

Health Care Success

How does a healthcare brand stay relevant in the digital age? How do you expand your reach and increase engagement on social media? And, how do you remain relevant to new generations of customers — all while staying true to your brand identity?

CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Late afternoon of November 2, 2021 (filed at 4:15pm ET), CMS announced “actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support health equity and high quality, person-centered care.

Humana Wants Half of Its MA Members in Value-Based Home Health Model by 2027

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Humana Inc. NYSE: HUM) has made “substantial progress” toward scaling its value-based home health model, executives say. The advancements have come as the Louisville, Kentucky-based health and wellness company adds to its rapidly growing senior-focused primary care network.

Nurses bore the brunt of the pandemic. Nearly 9 in 10 of them are women.

Health Care Dive

Women have an outsized role in caring for the nation's health, and were hit exceptionally hard by the pandemic at home and at work

Embracing Telehealth: How to Engage Patients & Improve Outcomes

HIT Consultant

David Rambo, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Simplex Health. It’s no secret that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit over a year ago, healthcare was one of the most impacted industries in the world.

Late October CDC Updates to COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. On October 29, 2021, the CDC updated ACIP Evidence to Recommendations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses.

SNF-to-Home Care Gaps Still Prevalent, Likely Magnified During COVID-19

Home Health Care

Although awareness of care gaps in the health system has generally increased over the last decade, pain points still exist in a significant way. They also exist in areas where home-based care providers specifically can help.

Women in the healthcare workforce

Health Care Dive

Women who work in healthcare have long endured setbacks, and the COVID-19 pandemic has threw a harsh spotlight on the obstacles they face while on the front lines

Why “Just in Time” is “Just Not Right” for Optimizing the Healthcare Supply Chain

HIT Consultant

Matt Stewart, CEO and Partner at RiseNow.

8 Tips for Improving Your Counseling Schedule


As a mental health professional, you likely have a lot on your plate. Between patient appointments, administrative work and collaborating with colleagues, managing your schedule can be a challenge. Without an effective schedule, you may feel overwhelmed and overworked.

Humana, WellSky Leaders Offer Perspective on Latest Home-Based Care Trends

Home Health Care

Humana (NYSE: HUM) continues to bet on the home as a main site of care. In addition to its multi-billion dollar purchase of Kindred at Home , the insurer has also formed partnerships with home-focused companies such as Heal , DispatchHealth and Papa , among others.

Insurer profitability remained strong in Q3 despite unexpectedly high COVID-19 costs

Health Care Dive

For most payers, higher-than-expected coronavirus costs were offset by patients continuing to delay nonessential medical care


Parkland Health Taps Current Health to Power its Hypertension Monitoring Program

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Parkland Health & Hospital System – one of the largest health systems in Dallas, Texas – has selected Current Health , the leading enterprise care-at-home platform, to support patients with hypertension from the comfort of their own homes.

Nevada Pilots Innovative Program to Increase Access to Preventive Oral Care for Children


Nevada Pilots Innovative Program to Increase Access to Preventive Oral Care for Children November 1, 2021 / by Ella Roth and Carrie Hanlon. Oral health is critical to overall health , but the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified existing restrictions in access to dental care in the US.