Hurricane risk models'aren ’t capturing what’s happening': Former FEMA director
Florida’s insurance market was depleted long before Hurricane Ian made landfall, with six insurers deemed insolvent this year alone. The aftermath of the most powerful storm to hit Southern... #southernflorida #hurricaneian #director #insurers #storm #fema #hurricane (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Insurance to Cover Docs' Post-Roe Legal Battles Over Abortion New Insurance to Cover Docs' Post-Roe Legal Battles Over Abortion
As physicians grapple with post-Roe legal liability over abortion, a malpractice insurer launches add-on coverage for criminal prosecutions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 7, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Busting 3 Myths About Copay Coupons
Insurer-imposed barriers like high deductibles and coinsurance shift the cost of life-saving care onto patients. Manufacturers and others have stepped forward to assist patients who face high out-of-pocket costs, using programs like copay coupons to help eligible, commercially insured patients afford their out-of-pocket costs. In fact, the share of patients staying on treatment for one year increased by up to 47% when patients used copay coupons. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Drug Cost Health Insurance Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs Medicaid Source Type: news

Exercise caution with zero-premium Medicare Advantage plans
Health insurers will flood the Medicare Advantage market again this fall with enticing offers of plans that have no monthly price tag (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Edge and Dentistry In General to Provide Employment Solutions To Dentists Across the US
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Edge and Dentistry in General (DIG), a dentist only Facebook and online community, join hands to increase employment support to dentists and dental practices nationwide - offering customized HR solutions to DIG ' s network throughout the US. Edge is an HR-tech platform that offers a talent marketplace for businesses looking to hire pre-trained, high-quality employees. Edge and Dentistry in General, join hands to increase employment support to dentists and dental practices nationwide. This partnership comes at a time when employment trends in the dental industry are at an all-time...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Anthem Gets Away With Nonpayment and Denials How Anthem Gets Away With Nonpayment and Denials
Dr Robert Glatter and Dr Andrew Fenton join Andrew Selesnick and James Blakeman to discuss a disturbing pattern of nonpayment and denials by the insurer Anthem.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Big Health Insurers Will Expand Medicare Advantage To Hundreds Of New Counties For 2023
Humana, CVS Health ’s Aetna unit, Elevance Health, UnitedHealth Group and Cigna are launching Medicare Advantage in hundreds of new counties for 2023. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business pharma Source Type: news

Collaboration is the key to a better consumer experience in health care
Navigating the health care system can be frustrating and confusing for consumers, and as health care costs rise, so do expectations for a more personalized and seamless experience. But with insurance companies and health systems at odds with one another historically, there are significant barriers preventing collaboration, and consumers often get caught in the middle. These include challenges related to a lack of cost transparency, poor coordination of care and confusion about how to successfully … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 1, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Tom Grote Source Type: news

Cone Health, Novant Health finalize joint ownership agreement for insurance company HealthTeam Advantage
Cone Health and Novant Health are officially partners, having finalized their agreement to jointly own HealthTeam Advantage, the Cone-owned and -started Medicare insurance company. The deal will offer consumers more choices of facilities and providers that accept HealthTeam Advantage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lillian Johnson Source Type: news

Insurers question 'heroic assumptions' of Oregon's universal health care plan
After winning task force approval, the plan now heads to Oregon lawmakers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

6 Groups Making Mental Health Care More Accessible to People of Color
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened mental health across the board in the U.S., but people of color—who disproportionately suffered the worst effects of COVID-19 and have historically lacked adequate access to mental health care—were hit especially hard. One 2022 study found that Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults in the U.S. “exhibited much worse mental health during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic,” while white adults experienced a less stark decline. Yet white Americans are still far more likely to receive professional mental-health care. Many obstacles keep people of color from receiving ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Chung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’ s Drug Shows Promise in Early Results of Study
Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s. The drugmaker said early results showed that its treatment, lecanemab, reduced patient clinical decline by 27% when compared to a placebo or fake drug after 18 months of the infused treatment. Patients were monitored using a scale that measures how they do in areas like memory, ju...
Source: TIME: Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tom Murphy/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine wire Source Type: news

Health Insurance Claims for Sex Services Leads to Conspiracy Charges
(MedPage Today) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging a woman for a long-running healthcare fraud scheme: from 2017 to 2021, she billed a health insurer for sexual services offered to dockworkers at her California "wellness centers."... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Emergency Out-of-Network Payments Were Twice the Benchmark Level Emergency Out-of-Network Payments Were Twice the Benchmark Level
Self-funded insurers appeared more likely to pay more to spare patients from"surprise bills."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to launch virtual primary care with Carbon Health, Firefly Health
The insurer said the new offering will be included in the majority of its commercial health plans. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news