AMA: Health Insurance Industry Failure to Adopt Prior Authorization Reforms Requires Federal Response

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:23 pm by pj

After years of inaction, prior authorization may only be fixed through federal interventionCHICAGO – More than two years after a landmark consensus statement s.... Read More

IBH Launches Dysruption, an Industry First, Mental Health, Breakthrough Technology Focused, Corporate Incubator

Jun 23, 2020 at 06:12 pm by pj

IBH Population Health Solutions (Integrated Behavioral Health, Inc.), one of the nation’s largest digitally enabled mental healthcare providers, today announced the.... Read More

US Nurses at For-Profit Hospital Chain, HCA, to Strike Over Cuts and PPE Shortages

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:57 pm by pj

(Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images)   Michael Sainato, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News Nurses and support staff at HCA Healthcare, the largest for-profit hospital.... Read More

Pandemic Forced Insurers To Pay For In-Home Treatments. Will They Disappear?

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:52 pm by pj

(Irina_Strelnikova/Getty Images)   Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News After seven days as an inpatient for complications related to heart problems, Glenn Shanoski was i.... Read More

Orlando Health and SeaWorld Partner to Reopen Theme Parks Safely

Jun 20, 2020 at 06:42 pm by pj

Orlando Health has partnered with SeaWorld’s Orlando parks (SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove) to prepare its theme parks for a safe reopening and to work together.... Read More

CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Commercial Plans and States to Negotiate Payment for Innovative Therapies Based on Patient Outcomes

Jun 18, 2020 at 01:04 pm by pj

  Proposed rule updates provisions to promote value-based payment for prescription drugs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule t.... Read More

COVID-19 Product Exchange Site for Healthcare Providers and Suppliers Launched

Jun 18, 2020 at 10:35 am by pj

HMMC, the Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council, a U.S. trade association whose members are U.S. manufacturers of a wide variety of healthcare products, announced the la.... Read More

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

Jun 16, 2020 at 02:01 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration; Photo courtesy of Ian Smith)   Eli Cahan and Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  A director of safety-net clinics in Florida learned basic Chines.... Read More

Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Jun 16, 2020 at 01:55 pm by pj

(Courtesy of Pamela Black)   Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly awai.... Read More

Agena Bioscience Announces EUA for High-Throughput, Low-Cost SARS-CoV-2 Panel

Jun 16, 2020 at 01:34 pm by pj

  Agena Bioscience, a global provider of low cost and high-throughput molecular testing solutions, today announced the launch of the iPLEX® Pro SARS-CoV-2 Panel.... Read More

New Cath Lab Opens at South Seminole Hospital

Jun 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm by pj

Physicians and administrators from Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital and Longwood Mayor Matt Morgan (third from left, second row) gathered to cut the ribbon on a new cath.... Read More

SBA and Treasury Announce New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program  

Jun 15, 2020 at 10:35 am by pj

  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Pro.... Read More

How to be Successful Closing Online Leads if Insurance Doesn’t Cover the Cost

Jun 09, 2020 at 08:05 pm by pj

By QUINTIN L. GUNN, SR.   In most cases the least paid person can have the biggest impact on the practice. Why do we say this? Often the person answering the phone is.... Read More

The Elevator Arises As The Latest Logjam In Getting Back To Work

Jun 09, 2020 at 06:11 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration)   Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News When the American Medical Association moved its headquarters to a famous Chicago skyscraper in 2013.... Read More

For EMTs, There’s No ‘Rule Book’ For Facing A Pandemic And Protests At Once

Jun 09, 2020 at 06:05 pm by pj

(Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images)   Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News  Emergency medical services across the country, already burdened by the high dem.... Read More

When A Doctor No Longer Accepts Medicare, Patients Left Holding The Bag

Jun 09, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration)   Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News  Pneumonia. Heart problems. High cholesterol. Betsy Carrier, 71, and her husband,.... Read More

Society Is Reopening. Prepare To Hunker Down At Home Again.

Jun 09, 2020 at 05:44 pm by pj

(Jenny On The Moon/Getty Images) Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News Even before the May 25 killing of George Floyd in police custody drew large crowds of protesters into.... Read More

Rapid Changes to Health System Spurred by COVID Might Be Here to Stay

Jun 08, 2020 at 07:38 pm by pj

  Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The U.S. health care system is famously resistant to government-imposed change. It took decades to create Medicare and Medicaid, most.... Read More

Susan R. Bailey, MD, Inaugurated 175th President of the AMA

Jun 07, 2020 at 05:00 pm by pj

Texas allergist becomes third consecutive woman to hold office Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist from Fort Worth, was sworn in as the 175th president of the American Med.... Read More

UCF Moves Up in Ranking of Top 100 Universities Worldwide for Securing Patents

Jun 04, 2020 at 02:19 pm by pj

The work of two College of Medicine researchers helped UCF earn a ranking among the top 100 universities in the world when it comes to securing patents, for the se.... Read More