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CVS cuts 2024 outlook on Medicare Advantage caution

Healthcare Dive

The insurer on Wednesday joined its peers in slamming proposed MA payment rates as insufficient given the dogged increase in medical costs.

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Amazon cuts hundreds of jobs in One Medical, Pharmacy units

Fierce Healthcare

Amazon is eliminating a "few hundred roles" across One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, the company confirmed Tuesday. | Amazon is eliminating a "few hundred roles" across One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, the company confirmed Tuesday.

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Amazon cuts hundreds of One Medical, Amazon Pharmacy jobs

Healthcare Dive

The layoffs come after the CEO praised the divisions’ “momentum” on a fourth-quarter earnings call.

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House Republicans vote to ban certain pricing metrics in federal programs

Fierce Healthcare

In a party line vote, House Republicans voted to ban certain pricing metrics in federal health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and VA Health Care. | Republicans voted to ban a pricing metric called quality-adjusted life years in federal payer programs on Wednesday. Democrats took issue with language in the bill.

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HIPAA Compliance: Can Your Organization Avoid Costly Government Penalties and Fines?

Colington Consulting was established in 2013 and helps organizations achieve HIPAA compliance and ensures clients stay current with the latest enforcement trends. We provide a full range of HIPAA compliance services and consulting. What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge of HIPAA compliance regulations and their application to each of our client’s particular scenarios and requirements.

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Chicago children’s hospital network still offline following ‘cybersecurity matter’

Healthcare Dive

Lurie Children’s Hospital first reported the outage last week. Phone, email and electronic systems are still down.

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Virgin Pulse, HealthComp unveil rebrand as employer health company eyes accelerated growth

Fierce Healthcare

Three months following the merger of Virgin Pulse and benefits administrator HealthComp, the combined company has rebranded as Personify Health with its sights set on revamping the patient experien | Personify Health introduced what it calls a personalized health platform that combines HealthComp's health plan administration capabilities with Virgin Pulse's holistic wellbeing solutions and comprehensive health navigation.

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Montefiore Medical Center pays $4.8M after OIG investigation of insider data breach

Fierce Healthcare

Montefiore Medical Center has agreed to a $4.75 million settlement over data security failures federal officials uncovered when investigating an employee who had sold patient information to crimina | Federal officials investigated the New York City-based health system after an incident in which an employee's inappropriate access and sale of patient data wasn't detected for more than a year.

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AHA calls for more payer oversight in No Surprises dispute resolution

Healthcare Dive

In comments on a proposed rule, the American Hospital Association argued regulators haven’t fully addressed how they’ll handle oversight for some situations, like when an insurer fails to pay after a dispute determination.

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Proposed out-of-network billing overhaul needs stronger payer oversight, hospitals say

Fierce Healthcare

Hospitals want the Biden administration to take its proposed overhaul of reimbursement disputes a step further with more insight into how payers are calculating their starting point for negotiation | Public comments submitted this week by the hospital lobby urged the Biden administration to require more transparency on payers' qualifying payment amount and detail how it will ensure payers pony up after a dispute is resolved.

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98point6 Technologies Announces the Acquisition of Bright.md to Accelerate the Launch of its Asynchronous Care Module

Healthcare IT Today

New Module to Offer More Robust Integrated V irtual Care Delivery Options 98point6 Technologies , a leader in licensed on-demand virtual care software, announced the addition of a new asynchronous module to its flagship technology , allowing providers the option of delivering both live and asynchronous care capabilities. By enabling healthcare organizations to license this additional model of care delivery, 98point6 once again sets the bar with an integrated, purpose-built clinician solution th

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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In-Depth: 2024 Best in KLAS Overall and Category Awards

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – KLAS Research , a leading healthcare IT research and consulting firm, has announced the winners of its 2024 Best in KLAS Awards , recognizing the top vendors and service providers in the healthcare technology and services industry. – Best in KLAS is awarded only in those software and services market segments that have the broadest operational and clinical impact on healthcare organizations.

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Despite insurance coverage, people living in poor neighborhoods have worse surgical outcomes: study

Fierce Healthcare

Patients living in poor neighborhoods are more likely to have worse postsurgical outcomes even if they’ve got insurance coverage, according to a

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Verily Appoints Myoung Cha as Chief Product Officer

HIT Consultant

Myoung Cha, Chief Product Officer at Verily What You Should Know: – Verily , an Alphabet precision health technology company appoints Myoung Cha as Chief Product Officer. – As Chief Product Officer at Verily, Cha will lead strategy and development across the company’s care (Verily Onduo), research (Verily Viewpoint), and products (Verily Numetric) portfolio.

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Amazon reportedly to cut hundreds of healthcare jobs

Mobi Health News

Amazon is reportedly cutting over 100 jobs at One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, according to a letter to employees from Amazon Healthcare Services executive Neil Lindsay. Roughly 115 positions may be eliminated within the healthcare division, according to Business Insider, in a move to decrease One Medical operating losses.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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H1 Unveils GenosAI Pro: Supercharging Clinical Trials with Conversational AI

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – H1 , the go-to resource for healthcare professionals, clinical trial information, and life sciences research, announced the launch of its conversational AI tool GenosAI Pro. – The conversational AI tool empowers pharmaceutical companies to streamline workflows, enhance data-driven decision-making, and optimize clinical trial processes within the Trial Landscape platform.

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Virgin Pulse, HealthComp rebrand as Personify Health following $3B merger

Mobi Health News

Personify will merge Virgin Pulse's well-being, health and comprehensive navigation services with HealthComp's health plan administration offerings.

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Doxy.me Appoints Dr. Esteban López as Chief Medical Officer

HIT Consultant

Dr. Esteban López, Chief Medical Officer at Doxy.me What You Should Know: – Doxy.me , a telehealth platform dedicated to making telemedicine accessible to all, announced the appointment of Esteban López, MD, MBA, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective February 5, 2024. – As CMO, Dr. López will lead Doxy.me’s Growth Department, strategically expanding its reach in the US, particularly underserved communities, and growing its international presence.

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County Durham and Darlington go live with Health Call’s Patient Portal

Digital Health News

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have launched their Patient Engagement Portal this week in partnership with Health Call.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Ambience Healthcare Secures $70M to Advance AI-Driven Healthcare Operating System

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ambience Healthcare , the leading AI operating system for healthcare organizations, announced a $70M Series B funding round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and OpenAI Startup Fund. – This funding comes on the heels of Ambience’s rapid commercial success, with deployments at major healthcare systems like UCSF, Memorial Hermann, and John Muir Health.

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Digital Health Unplugged: Interoperability in action: empowering improved outcomes through connecting care records

Digital Health News

This episode of Unplugged takes a look at interoperability in practice and empowering improved health outcomes through connecting care records.

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Helio Genomics Appoints Gary Frazier as Chief Growth Officer

HIT Consultant

Gary Frazier, Chief Growth Officer at Helio Genomics What You Should Know: – Helio Genomics , an AI-driven healthcare company specializing in diagnostics technology for cancer detection, has appointed Gary Frazier as its Chief Growth Officer. – Frazier’s appointment at Helio Genomics underscores the company’s commitment to strategic growth and innovation.

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US Fertility Reaches $5.75M Data Breach Settlement

Health IT Security

US Fertility resolved a class action lawsuit following a 2020 ransomware attack and data breach that impacted nearly 900,000 individuals.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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Industry Voices—Why is it so hard to measure the impact of primary care?

Fierce Healthcare

Remember when the Camden Coalition’s hotspotting approach was the new kid on the block? | As accountable and full-risk payment structures grow in market share and popularity, there is a pressing need to redefine how success in primary care is measured.

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UK digital prehabilitation company signs pioneering contract in China

Digital Health News

London-based telehealth company QuestPrehab has won a world-first, pioneering contract to provide digital prehabilitation (‘prehab’) services to China.

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How Comprehend PT Takes Clinical Notes Out of Physical Therapists’ Hands

Healthcare IT Today

Physical therapists have unique needs for an ambient clinical voice solution. They are constantly walking about the floor, chatting with different patients and watching how many reps and sets they do. Comprehend PT uniquely meets the PT’s needs and allows the therapist to create notes in their particular tone and style just by speaking while they work.

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Papa’s New Impact Programs Add Value for Health Plans

Fierce Healthcare

Papa’s New Impact Programs Add Value for Health Plans jpiatt Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:00

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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CMS Rule Drives New Era of API-Enabled Data Sharing and Prior Authorization Reform

HealthIT Answers

By Kim Boyd - On January 17, 2024, CMS unveiled the final rule aimed at advancing interoperability and enhancing prior authorization processes. This regulation leverages API technology to drive transparency, efficiency, and reduce provider, patient, and payer burden. The post CMS Rule Drives New Era of API-Enabled Data Sharing and Prior Authorization Reform appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Asynchronous Telehealth & Patient Privacy

AIHC

This article provides a basic overview of Artificial Intelligence, Telehealth, Asynchronous Services and HIPAA privacy concerns. This information is not intended as legal or consulting advice. Please utilize resources provided within this article for more information. Telehealth refers to a collection of methods to enhance health care delivery and education — it’s not a specific service.

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Increasing Your Time of Service (TOS) Collections

Medisys Compliance

Introduction In today’s healthcare landscape, maximizing revenue collection is crucial for ensuring smooth operations and delivering quality care. While billing often occurs after the fact, capturing patient payments at the time of service (TOS) offers significant advantages. Medisys, your trusted medical billing partner, presents a comprehensive guide to help you optimize TOS collections and improve your financial health.

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The Evolution of Patient-Centered Care: Patient Access to Their Health Data

HealthIT Answers

By Lana Moriarty & Alex Mugge - HHS is working diligently to strengthen policies that can bring patients more comprehensive access to their health information. In October 2023, the ONC and CMS held an event to share initiatives that help patients access their health data. The post The Evolution of Patient-Centered Care: Patient Access to Their Health Data appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.