Medicare ’s Value-Based Insurance Design Pilot Could Pave Way For Broader Implementation
Value-Based-Insurance-Design refers to health insurers ’ efforts to structure patient cost-sharing in such a way as to encourage enrollees to use drugs and services that are most valuable to them. The Medicare Advantage plan pilot could trigger a revival of VBID among public and private insurers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Evernorth Performance And Life Insurance Sale Boost Cigna Profits
Cigna reported $2.8 billion in quarterly profits thanks to the sale of the company ’s life benefits business, rising health plan membership and growth of Evernorth health services. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

Private Medicare Plans Misled Customers Into Signing Up, Senate Report Says
The report points to widespread misbehavior by the plans and the marketing firms they hire. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Reed Abelson and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Medicare Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Elderly Advertising and Marketing Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Frauds and Swindling Source Type: news

Social determinants of health as drivers of inequities in pediatric injury - Kotagal M.
A child's social determinants of health (SDH), including their neighborhood environment, insurance status, race and ethnicity, English language proficiency and geographic location, all significantly impact their risk of injury and outcomes after injury. Ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obamacare Open Enrollment Starts Today. Here ’s What You Need To Know.
November 1 marks the start of open enrollment on Healthcare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Here's what's changing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

The Online Therapy Bubble Is Bursting
Hebah Arroyo, an Illinois nurse practitioner, began working for the startup Done in the spring of 2020. She was drawn to the San Francisco-based company’s promise: to provide stigma-free online ADHD care, including prescription refills and virtual sessions with clinicians, for as little as $79 a month. “It was my first telehealth role,” she says, “so that was exciting for me.” Three months later, she resigned. “I quickly became unhappy because there was not any support for the clinicians” and the quality of care was lacking, Arroyo says. She regularly saw four patients an hour, a g...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: How to navigate Affordable Care Act enrollment
The vast majority of Americans will have multiple choices for health insurance coverage next year now that open enrollment has begun under the Affordable Care Act (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioner Admits to Perpetrating $4.37 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme; Will Forfeit the Profits of His Fraud
FDA, OCI, Alexander A. Istomin, nurse practitioner, health care fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, misbranded drugs, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, guilty, plea, insurance, claims, non-existent, medical, practice, no medical services, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - November 1, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

RSV Cases Are Rising in Kids and Babies. What Parents Should Know
On top of continued concerns about COVID-19 and the anticipated wave of flu cases this fall and winter, health experts are also confronting another infectious disease: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV typically strikes during the colder months, when people gather indoors and are more likely to spread disease through close contact and respiratory droplets. It’s particularly common among infants and young children, as well as the elderly, who are more vulnerable to infections because of their less developed or weakened immune systems. After years of having no vaccines against the virus, scientists are moving quic...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

DHS Secretary-designee Timberlake and Insurance Commissioner Houdek Celebrate the 10th Annual Open Enrollment Period on HealthCare.gov
Today, Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake and Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek are celebrating the launch of the 10th annual Open Enrollment period on the individual health insurance marketplace. This period starts November 1, 2022 and lasts until January 15, 2023. During this limited time, all Wisconsinites are eligible to get enrolled in one of the health plans available on the federal marketplace. Those who already have insurance through the...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 1, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bunge Kicks Off Today As Key Bills Set for Debate
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE ninth session of the Parliament starts here today, as two key Bills of Universal Health Insurance (UHI) and Personal Data Protection were lined up for debate ahead of their second reading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small, mid-size businesses in Jacksonville have a new choice for affordable health insurance
Florida Blue is addressing the affordability and pricing stability concerns of Northeast Florida ’s small and mid-size businesses through a new health maintenance organization (HMO). Truli for Health, an affiliate of Florida Blue, the state’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is designed to produce sustainably affordable coverage for employers as health insurance costs rise and smal ler businesses in particular struggle to offer health benefits to employees. “We want to give as many… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 1, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

Low costs expected to keep Obamacare interest high
Millions of Americans can begin selecting their 2023 health insurance plans on HealthCare (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Persistent depressive disorder-related effect of sleep disorder on the highest risk of suicide in Taiwan, 2000-2015 - Hsiao SH, Cheng CC, Lin IJ, Yu CP, Huang YC, Huang SH, Sun CA, Fann LY, Sheu MY, Chien WC.
OBJECTIVE: to investigate whether persistent depressive disorder (PDD) affects sleep disorders (SDs) and increased suicide risk. METHODS: in this study, we used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to select 117,033 SD patients, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Ghana: Use Nurse-Led Intervention in Partnership With the Provision of Health Insurance to Manage Hypertension - Dr Asare Advises
[Ghanaian Times] Dr Josephine Asare, a specialist at the Anton Medical Hospital has advised government to use a nurse-led intervention coupled with the provision of health insurance to help manage hypertension. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news