Health Insurance, Facilities & IT

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Auxilium's Dupuytren's contracture treatment gains expanded approval

10/23/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals obtained federal approval for Xiaflex to address up to two Dupuytren's contracture joints in a single hand during a single visit for treatment. It was already approved for tr… Read More

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Health insurance product and policy news

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans

More insurance shopping options will be available to some small businesses

10/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Small-business owners and their employees in some states will see improvements in health insurance exchanges set up under the Small Business Health Options Program. Some states are opening new SHOP ex… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Companies help employees with nonmedical wellness issues

10/22/2014

  • Human Resource Executive

Five "unmentionable" life obstacles that can increase employee health risks and corporate health spending include caregiving, financial and relationship problems, workplace stress, and an unhealthy se… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

DOD delays cuts to autism therapy reimbursement rate

10/22/2014

  • Government Executive

A proposed cut in the amount Tricare pays for certain autism therapies will not take effect this month but will take effect April 20, officials announced. Reimbursement for one-on-one counseling with … Read More

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

News for health care CIOs

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Five Key Considerations for Extending your EHR

10/21/2014

Some hospitals are extending their own EMR solutions to independent hospitals and clinics. However, achieving the greatest benefit means overcoming some significant challenges. This presentation will … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

CMS, HHS extend Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law waivers for ACOs

10/22/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law waivers for accountable care organizations that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program have been extended by the CMS and the HHS' Office of Inspec… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study examines oral health problems in athletes

10/15/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Up to 75% of elite or professional athletes suffer from tooth decay, up to 15% have moderate to severe gum disease, 36% to 85% have some erosion of tooth enamel, and 5% to 39% have pericoronitis or im… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

NIH awards $2.3 million to support stem cell study

10/21/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The National Institutes of Health has given Lili Yang of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center a $2.3 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award. Her research … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Advanced, personalized care prevents patient's foot amputation

10/21/2014

  • Tonawanda News (North Tonawanda, N.Y.), The

Intensive, multipronged treatment may have saved a 50-year-old New York woman from having her foot amputated. The woman has diabetes and sustained a severe infection in her foot, which her physician s… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association

Dermatologist found guilty of defrauding Medicare

10/22/2014

  • Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The

Robert Kolbusz, a Chicago-based dermatologist, was convicted Monday for defrauding $2.6 million from Medicare and private insurers. Kolbusz submitted fraudulent claims for ineffective and falsely docu… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study measures dangers of secondhand smoke exposure at home

10/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control showed that nonsmokers who lived in homes with smokers were exposed to amounts of harmful air particles similar to those found in highly polluted citie… Read More