On average, Medicare households spent 15% of their total spending on health-related expenses in 2021, versus 7% for non-Medicare households, according to a new KFF report.
Health systems need to turn their attention to technology that can improve staff retention by reducing employee burnout, according to HCA Divisional CIO Andy Draper. Here’s a look at what Parlance is doing to realize ROI with conversational AI.
自己健康的2600万美元资金roun系列d was led by Michael Cline, founding managing partner of Accretive, and included participation from Juxtapose. It comes six months after Herself Health raised $7 million in seed funding. In total, the company has raised $33 million.
Prominence Health Medicare Advantage enrollees will have 24/7 access to Strive Health’s specialized care team through a new partnership. Strive Health is also teaming up with Sierra Nevada Specialty Care, a local nephrology clinic in Nevada.
As of January 1, employer-sponsored Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers must make make the prices of 500 medical services available via an Internet-based tool. The Transparency in Coverage final rule gets even tougher on January 1, 2024, when the prices of all medical services must be made available via an Internet-based tool.
KFF found that the 10 top-selling Part D drugs represented $47.7 billion of the $215.7 billion total gross Medicare Part D drug spending in 2021. Eliquis, a blood thinner by Bristol Myers Squibb, accounted for the most spending out of these 10 drugs at $12.6 billion.
CVS Caremark and GoodRx created a new program called Caremark Cost Saver, which will become available starting January 1, 2024. Through the program, eligible CVS Caremark commercially insured members will have access to GoodRx’s prescription pricing on generic medications.
Hospitals and health systems, overburdened by pandemic-induced staff shortages, are in need of tech to improve workflows, reduce stress and save money. The claims denial process, which is a significant time suck and prone to errors, is ripe for innovation.
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Health Connect America, a mental health company, improperly billed Virginia Medicaid for three different behavioral health services for children, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Western District of Virginia.
Of nonelderly people with limited English proficiency in 2021, 29% were uninsured, versus 9% of English proficient people, according to a new KFF analysis.
CMS recently proposed a $9 billion lump sum payment to remedy illegal payment cuts for 340B drugs from 2018 to 2022. In general, hospital groups have reacted positively to the fact that 340B providers will receive lump sum payments but have expressed concern about CMS’ methods for maintaining budget neutrality with this plan.
The Biden Administration is proposing that short-term health plans are limited to three months, or a maximum of four months if they’re extended. It comes after the Trump Administration allowed members to stay on the plans for 12 months and renew them for three years. The plans are often limited in coverage and leave consumers with high medical costs.