Health Insurance News and Research RSS Feed - Health Insurance News and Research

Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

Trust for America's Health supports President's proposal to end sequestration

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. [More]
Class-action lawsuit filed against Health Net for misrepresenting physician and hospital networks

Class-action lawsuit filed against Health Net for misrepresenting physician and hospital networks

In advance of a California legislative hearing on health care "costs" not scheduled to include testimony from consumers, consumer advocates will discuss the real financial threat patients face in a class-action lawsuit against Health Net for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks. [More]
U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in landmark case aiming at Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in landmark case aiming at Affordable Care Act

On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a landmark case that takes aim at President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). [More]

ACP, other health care organizations urge Supreme Court to uphold premium subsidies created by ACA

The American College of Physicians today - along with other health care organizations - submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the King v. Burwell case, urging the court to uphold the premium subsidies created by the Affordable Care Act in all states. [More]
Stark Pediatrics' Asif Younus recognized with Physician Summit Award

Stark Pediatrics' Asif Younus recognized with Physician Summit Award

Buckeye Health Plan recognized Asif Younus, M. D., of Stark Pediatrics, Inc., in Canton with a Physician Summit Award, the company's highest designation for a health care provider. Summit Awards are given each year to primary care physicians and obstetricians for providing clinical excellence. [More]
OSTAR introduces Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System in North America

OSTAR introduces Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System in North America

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the North American launch of yet another first in their Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System. [More]
Study explores economic outcomes of hospital-based violence intervention

Study explores economic outcomes of hospital-based violence intervention

At more than 25 hospitals across the U.S., health care professionals have embraced a public health approach to their work--taking action to prevent violent injuries, not just treat them. In programs known as hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs), teams of medical professionals, social workers and researchers step in at a critical moment in a patient's life--the period following a violent injury such as a gunshot or stab wound--with case management, counseling and other services that help these victims break free from the cycle of violence. [More]
New study focuses on improving Iowa healthcare exchange

New study focuses on improving Iowa healthcare exchange

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The PFCD is a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the public on the costs of chronic diseases. [More]

Maria Editha Bautista-Santos receives MHS Health's 7th Annual Summit Award

MHS Health Wisconsin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, presented its 7th Annual Summit Award to Maria Editha Bautista-Santos, MD, a family practice physician at Affinity Medical Group in Appleton, Wis. [More]

NeoDeck, DataMotion partner for secure messaging of clinical and non-clinical information

FNeoDeck Holdings, Puerto Rico's leading provider of healthcare management solutions, today announced it has partnered with DataMotion, an accredited health information service provider (HISP) supplying email encryption solutions for clinical and non-clinical exchange of protected health information (PHI). [More]
Prenatal program enhances couples' co-parenting relationship, improves childhood outcomes

Prenatal program enhances couples' co-parenting relationship, improves childhood outcomes

Children whose parents participated in a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship were better adjusted at age seven than children whose parents were assigned to a control group, according to Penn State researchers. [More]
New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction. [More]
Changes in health limitations, chronic conditions can predict mortgage distress

Changes in health limitations, chronic conditions can predict mortgage distress

The mortgage strain of American home ownership can lead to poor health but a new study finds that the inverse may also be true-- changes in health can serve as a predictor to mortgage distress. [More]
China Jo-Jo Drugstores opens eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou

China Jo-Jo Drugstores opens eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc., a leading China-based retail and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and health care products through its own online and retail pharmacies, announced today that it opened eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou on January 10, 2015, a company record for same-day store openings. [More]
Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Sophia Genetics, the European leader in Data Driven Medicine, has today obtained CE-IVD marking for its solution to detect BRCA1/2 associated genetic variants in live tumours. [More]

New GP Surgery opens in the heart of Wimbledon

The GP Surgery has newly opened in the heart of Wimbledon in response to patient concerns about NHS GP inaccessibility. With increased strain on GP services over the winter period waiting times for a routine GP appointment have increased, with a resulting increased burden on urgent care, A&E and out-of-hours GP services. [More]
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance launches health improvement grant program

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance launches health improvement grant program

Inspired by its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) 2012-2015 report, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recently launched a health improvement grant program. The new community program addresses specific cancer screening, early detection, and prevention needs for at risk populations in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. [More]

PA Department of Aging awarded grant to enhance volunteer programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has received a Performance Improvement and Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living. The grant of $200,000 will be devoted to assist local APPRISE programs in developing strategic approaches to enhance volunteer programs. [More]
BCBSAZ's cooking contest aims at motivating Arizona kids to improve daily food choices

BCBSAZ's cooking contest aims at motivating Arizona kids to improve daily food choices

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2015 kids cooking contest aimed at motivating Arizona kids to incorporate healthy options into their daily food choices. For the fifth consecutive year, the company is looking for great-tasting, kid-inspired side dishes for the Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge. [More]

NASHCO issues statement on taking over of Iowa Insurance Division by CoOportunity Health

Dr. Martin Hickey, Chairman of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs' Board of Directors, made the following statement regarding the recent announcement that the Iowa Insurance Division is taking over CoOportunity Health. [More]