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How clinicians can use AI to improve patient care

Meditech

AI can suggest the newest movies for you to watch or navigate you to your destination with a single click — if AI helps people in their everyday lives, why shouldn’t healthcare utilize this technology too?

'Most socially responsible' hospitals ranked

Healthcare Dive

The Lown Institute index, which measures hospitals with metrics such as value and health equity, found that the best performers were often located in smaller communities

How remote patient monitoring improves care, saves money for chronic care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It is estimated that 50% of the U.S. population has a chronic disease, and caring for them is consuming 86% of healthcare costs.

The Higher Cost of Cookouts – Happy, Healthy Independence Day 2022

Health Populi

On this July 4th holiday, Americans aren’t feeling quite so financially independent on Independence Day 2022.

Monday Morning Update 6/27/22

HIStalk

Top News The White House signs the VA Electronic Health.

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Almost half of nation's OB-GYN residents train in states poised to ban abortion

Healthcare Dive

Physicians warn that the Supreme Court ruling will have a dire impact on training, ultimately affecting patient care

Improving rural care and health equity with telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Virtual care has great potential to improve rural health and health equity.

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Where Exactly Is the New Constitutional Line Between Abortion and Contraception?

Bill of Health

By Einer Elhauge. The new Supreme Court decision in Dobbs overrules the right to abortion but repeatedly reaffirms the right to contraception. Whether that distinction can be justified under the Court opinion’s constitutional methodology has been the subject of much critique.

Supreme Court rules in favor of HHS in Medicare disproportionate share payments case

Healthcare Dive

The highest court upheld HHS' method of calculating Medicare payments to hospitals serving a high proportion of low-income patients, rebutting hospitals’ efforts to recoup potentially billions of dollars from the program

News 6/29/22

HIStalk

Top News The National Academy of Medicine publishes a paper.

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Precision Medicine: Is Personalized Care Really Here?

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – New Definitive Healthcare report, Is Personalized Care Really Here? analyzes the US claims data to review how precision medicine has been used in recent years for cancer, transplant matching, genetic testing during pregnancy and more.

Hands Over Troubled Waters

Healthcare Leadership

Blog by Joe Babaian. Today’s #hcldr is giving everyone a space to come to visit, drop in, breathe, share, and not feel pressure during this time of turmoil. You didn’t come here for punditry, more of the same, or instructions. Share, vent, grow, sit. It’s up to you.

HHS to send out more monkeypox vaccines as CDC activates emergency center

Healthcare Dive

The distribution will take place on a four-tier basis with areas that have the highest case rates coming first. Within the tiers, priority will be based on the number of people at risk for monkeypox who have preexisting conditions

Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table – June 2022 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the June 2022 Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table.

Reimagining The Future of Pharmacovigilance (PV): Regulations, Tech, Public Perceptions

HIT Consultant

Barry Mulchrone, Senior Director& Head of Pharmacovigilance Oversight and Analytics, IQVIA Annette Williams, VP & Global Head, Lifecycle Safety, IQVIA. Monitoring the safe and effective use of medicines has now been an essential part of public health policy for several decades.

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice Has Completed Its Spinoff From Encompass Health

Home Health Care

Enhabit Home Health & Hospice (NYSE: EHAB) has completed its spinoff from Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC).

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Overcoming psychosocial barriers for long-term success on home dialysis

Healthcare Dive

As patient utilization of home dialysis grows, the nephrology community must focus on breaking down psychosocial barriers to ensure long-term success

OIG Report: Estimated 91 Percent of Nursing Home Staff Nationwide Received the Required COVID-19 Vaccine Doses/Estimated 56 Percent of Staff Nationwide Received a Booster Dose

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit nursing homes particularly hard.

ACAP Launches Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) announced the launch of The ACAP Center for Social Determinants of Health Innovation. The center will encourage and empower other stakeholders to support SDoH initiative.

New Oncology, Primary Care Models Could Offer Risk-Based Avenues for Home-Based Care Providers

Home Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are taking steps to improve oncology care and primary care this week.

House hearing ups ante on Medicare Advantage reform

Healthcare Dive

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking a harder look at coverage denials, fraud and waste in the popular MA program

Evolving patient portals, remote workforce challenges and tech at the bedside

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patient portal use and telehealth visits have changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world, especially healthcare, upside down.

Analysis: How Will The Roadmap for Diagnostic Cardiology Devices Develop?

HIT Consultant

Like most healthcare markets, the diagnostic cardiology market has had a bumpy ride in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic saw global revenues for Resting ECG devices increase in 2020, whilst ECG Management Systems, Stress ECG and Traditional Holter ECG solutions saw a market decline.

How One Home Care Agency Is Using “Un-Retirement” Trend to Its Advantage

Home Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a lot of changes to the American workforce. One slightly unexpected revelation that both employers and employees discovered was a full scale shift of priorities for many in the labor market. That was especially true in the home-based care space.

CMS insurer price transparency rule has taken effect. Signs are good for compliance

Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealthcare, Anthem and Centene are among the major payers already hosting machine-readable cost files onsite

Supreme Court won't take up lawsuit over PBM liability under ERISA

Fierce Healthcare

Supreme Court won't take up lawsuit over PBM liability under ERISA. rking. Mon, 06/27/2022 - 12:53

When It Comes to Digital Health, Experience Is Everything

HIT Consultant

Aniket Singh Rajput, Founder and CEO of Neuroglee. Thanks to COVID-19 and numerous other factors, the adoption of digital health technologies used by patients in the home has skyrocketed.

Why Understanding CMS’ Proposed Rule Logic Is Key to Combating It

Home Health Care

In order for the home-based care industry to push back against the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2023 proposed payment rule , industry leaders must understand where CMS’ intentions and motivations are coming from.

HHS issues guidance on when providers may be forced to share patient information

Healthcare Dive

The HHS Office for Civil Rights issued privacy guidelines Wednesday clarifying how to protect patient health information following the Supreme Court's ruling ending the constitutional right to an abortion

Strained Chest Muscle: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Healthcare Associates

Strained Chest Muscle: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. A strained chest muscle can often cause extreme chest discomfort and pain, making it difficult to perform and enjoy your daily activities.

Chicago ARC Launches Health Equity Innovation Venture Collaborative

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The Chicago ARC, a new venture collaborative focused on accelerating health equity solutions, has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the University of Chicago Medicine and Sinai Chicago — as the organization’s first Founding Healthcare Partners.

The Home Health Proposed Rule’s Impact on M&A Activity

Home Health Care

With the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposed payment rule, buyers and sellers in the M&A industry will be proceeding with caution.

CMS launches voluntary incentive program aiming to cut cancer death rate

Healthcare Dive

The Enhancing Oncology Model requires participating providers to offer services including patient navigation, 24-hour access to clinicians, a detailed care plan and screening for social needs

Use of Preventive Health Services Declined Among Commercially Insured People – With Big Differences in Telehealth for Non-White People, Castlight Finds

Health Populi

Declines in preventive care services like cancer screenings and blood glucose testing concern employers, whose continued to cover health insurance for employees during the pandemic.

Nomad Health Raises $105M to Expand Marketplace Beyond Travel Nurses

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Nomad Health , a leading digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, today announced the closing of a $105M financing co-led by Adams Street Partners and Icon Ventures.

House Lawmakers Call Out ‘Bad Actors’ Within Medicare Advantage

Home Health Care

House lawmakers are pushing for more oversight of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in light of concerns over higher spending, improper claim denials and access to treatment.

UHS lowers financial outlook on 'unfavorable' operating environment, making good on April warning

Healthcare Dive

UHS is not the first system to slash guidance this year citing adverse operating conditions, trailing peers HCA and CHS