September 11, 2018 - InformNY
Health Officials said the only way to save yourself from the flu virus is to get a flu shot. They said the high numbers seen last year were due in part because people weren't getting vaccinated.
September 11, 2018 - Forbes
A widely used effort to move Medicare away from costly fee-for-service medicine saved $1.84 Billion from 2013 to 2015, a new study indicates:
September 11, 2018 - The Washington Post
In November, Montana voters will get to choose whether to increase taxes on all tobacco products to fund Medicaid expansion and other health programs.
September 10, 2018 - Healthcare Finance News:
Ruling throws out 2014 rule, leading to questions of how CMS will determine whether it has overpaid an MA insurer.
September 11, 2018 - The Joint Commission
As health care delivery transitions from acute inpatient settings to outpatient settings, there is a growing need to address outbreak and patient notification events related to lapses in infection control in outpatient settings.
September 11, 2018 - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota:
BCBS of Minnesota launches campaign encouraging leaders to act on health inequities:
July 12, 2018 - Healthcare DIVE
In a survey of 146 U.S. C-suite hospital executives, reducing costs rose to the top of corporate concerns, the Advisory Board Company found. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of respondents said they were concerned about preparing their organization for sustainable cost control, while 56% cited innovative approaches to expense reduction.
July 11, 2018 - Mark Farrah Associates
According to Kaiser state facts, average Medicaid & CHIP enrollment before the Affordable Care Act was enacted was 56.8 Million. As of December 2017, total Medicaid & CHIP enrollment was 74.6 Million. This represents an increase of 17.8 Million, or 31%. Medicaid remains the largest health program in the U.S. As measured by enrollment.
Medicaid enrollment in Managed Care Organizations (MSOs) continues to rise due to ACA Medicaid expansion and states that have expanded their managed care programs to new regions. Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), reported total U.S. enrollment in managed Medicaid plans increased only slightly as of December 2017.
July 5, 2018 - Healthcare Info Security
Criminals with a penchant for launching online attacks must have thought they had it made when Ransomware came along.....They could just forcibly encrypt many of the files on the victim's PC and demand they pay a ransom in tough-to-trace cryptocurrency.
So it's notable that while Ransomware attacks haven't gone away, they have been supplanted by malware that's designed to infect systems and use their CPUs to mine for cryptocurrency.
July 3, 2018 - Health Leaders Media
The sale gives Centene a foothold in the Empire State, a prize in the managed care market, and allows the archdiocese to establish a multi-billion dollar health foundation.
July 3, 2016 - AHIP
Medicare Advantage is an option within Medicare that provides the same benefits as traditional Medicare, but includes additional services and coverage like prescription drugs, vision, hearing, dental and wellness care. Today, the program stands strong with more than 20 million Americans enrolled in a Medicare Advantage health care plan.