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It’s ‘Telehealth vs. No Care’: Doctors Say Congress Risks Leaving Patients Vulnerable

January 31, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

When the covid-19 pandemic hit, Dr. Corey Siegel was more prepared than most of his peers. Half of Siegel’s patients — many with private insurance and Medicaid — were already using telehealth, logging onto appointments through phones or computers. “You […]


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Addressing 3 pandemic-induced payment integrity challenges

January 30, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Prior to the pandemic, claims fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) was a priority issue for health plans aiming to improve both care quality and the member experience. But, accelerated by the pandemic, health plans are now grappling with compounding operational […]


Regulatory

5 Regulatory Issues for Physician Groups to Watch in 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

In the final two months of 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released over 5,000 pages of new regulations and the U.S. Congress passed into law a 4,000-plus page omnibus spending bill that had over 1,000 pages […]


News

FBI takes down hacker group that targeted hospitals

January 27, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The FBI seized control of a notorious ransomware gang’s servers and websites, crippling the group’s ability to launch cyberattacks and demand multimillion dollar ransoms from its victims, the Department of Justice said Thursday. The ransomware group, known as the Hive, […]


News

Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could hamper hospitals, payers

January 26, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Upcoming Medicaid redeterminations could further complicate healthcare operating environments, as hospitals and payers continue to face pandemic-driven challenges nearly three years into COVID-19, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Services. Medicaid enrollment rose substantially through the pandemic, growing […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical Natural Language Processing Tech Has Come of Age

January 19, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

For many years, natural language processing (NLP) has held the promise of dramatically increasing the ability of healthcare organizations to quickly and accurately understand unstructured medical text in clinical notes. Using medical NLP, healthcare providers, clinical researchers, and payers would […]


Regulatory

More than quarter of ground ambulance transports could result in surprise bill

January 19, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Surprise bills are banned in most cases thanks to legislation that went into effect last year. But ground ambulances escaped enforcement and can legally still send surprise bills to patients. Ground ambulances were left out of federal legislation outlawing surprise […]


EHR & EMR

Unlocking Patient Medical Records Through Digital Retrieval of Clinical Data

January 18, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Thousands of times a day, at health systems throughout the US, workers manually search for patient medical charts, print them out on paper, or save them to a file—and then fax, mail, or email them to a payer or third […]


News

Hospitals Need New Approaches for Attracting Cost-Conscious Consumers Starting with Payment

January 18, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

For one out of three consumers, inflation is the top reason they fear being unable to pay for an unexpected medical expense. Yet consumers want to prioritize health and fitness spending in the year ahead, an Accenture survey found. In […]


News

8 Executive Pharmacy Predictions/Trends to Watch in 2023

January 18, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Community pharmacists trusted to deliver care: In 2023, pharmacists will play an integral role as part of the team managing patient care for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, or multiple comorbidities. And to support this work, I predict that we will […]


Innovation, Med Tech

How technology will shape healthcare in 2023

January 17, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic kickstarted a rapid increase in adoption of healthcare technology, reshaping the bedrock of American medical operations and delivery. But as 2022 drew to a close, several factors suggested that technology adoption was slowing down, including a cooled […]


News

17 Executive Hospital/Health System Predictions to Watch in 2023

January 12, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Health systems will realize their challenges are not transitory but systemic: This year saw health systems facing a myriad of compounding threats – from historic inflation exacerbating their cost structures, front-line clinician burnout driving widespread labor shortages, and increased capacity […]


News

Modernizing the Care Experience in the Hospital

January 12, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Jeff Fallon is a visionary thinker and strategist who brings more than 30 years of healthcare and technology experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of eVideon Health. He has spent his career creating and providing solutions that transform […]


Regulatory

Hospitals disappointed with court ruling placing HHS in charge of 340B repayment

January 11, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

A federal court has ruled it’s up to the HHS to determine how to repay hospitals enrolled in the 340B drug discount program after years of underpayments, sparking concern from hospital groups. The court’s ruling on Tuesday is the latest […]


News

As COVID ravages China, US expands testing system for incoming travelers

January 6, 2023

Via: Fox News

Shubham Chandra knows how dangerous the coronavirus can be: He lost his dad during the pandemic. So when he cleared customs at Newark Liberty International Airport and saw people offering anonymous COVID-19 testing, he was happy to volunteer. “It’s a […]


Wellness

Honey as an alternative to sugar? New study indicates the health benefits

January 6, 2023

Via: Fox News

Consuming raw honey from a single floral source may improve blood sugar control and lower cholesterol levels when taken within the context of a healthy diet, according to a recent study published in Nutrition Reviews. “These results are surprising because […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The Patient Journey Tech Stack: 10 Pharma Predictions for 2023

January 5, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

The complexity of demands on Market Access teams has increased in recent years, between introducing innovative therapies targeting smaller populations and higher bars from Payers and PBMs. Now, drug manufacturers are bucking up. According to the IQVIA Institute, the prescription […]


News

Hospital margins improve modestly in November as expenses dip

January 5, 2023

Via: Healthcare Dive

Inflation and staffing shortages, particularly in nursing, caused historically high expenses for hospitals and health systems in 2022. The persistent labor crisis also forced facilities to operate below full capacity, pressuring volumes and revenues, Kaufman Hall found in a prior […]


News

Public Health Agencies Try to Restore Trust as They Fight Misinformation

January 4, 2023

Via: Kaiser Health News

By the summer of 2021, Phil Maytubby, deputy CEO of the health department here, was concerned to see the numbers of people getting vaccinated against covid-19 slipping after an initially robust response. With doubt, fear, and misinformation running rampant nationwide […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Working Towards Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Through Technology

January 3, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Healthcare and technology go hand-in-hand. Without technological advancements, we wouldn’t see the level of patient care we’re at today. However, health IT can’t slow down. It can improve the integration of primary care and mental/behavioral healthcare. Behavioral health focuses on […]