Oak Street Health will open clinics in the Kansas City market
A chain of primary care centers with ties to SelectQuote Inc. plans to enter the Kansas City market. Oak Street Health Inc. said earlier this month that it plans to open centers in Kansas City and Kansas City, Kansas, in 2022. Kansas will be the 21st state in the company’s rapidly expanding network. Chicago-based Oak Street Health operates more than 100 primary care centers for adults on Medic are. The company’s clinics largely operate with a value-based managed care model, rather than a fee-for-service… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021; Extension of Timeline To Finalize a Rulemaking
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the extension of the timeline for the publication of a final rule for the "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021" final rule. The timeline for publication of a rule to finalize theNovember 1, 2018, proposed rule has been extended to November 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology antigen t Source Type: news

Former CareSource exec tapped for key role with one of Ohio's newest managed care providers
The health plan is slated to begin coverage for Ohio Medicaid enrollees in July 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Former CareSource exec tapped for key role with one of Ohio's newest managed care providers
The health plan is slated to begin coverage for Ohio Medicaid enrollees in July 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

New analysis adds to research questioning whether 340B is working as Congress intended
As the 340B program has grown over the past decade, there has been increased interest in it and ensuring it works in the best interest of patients. Unfortunately,study after study finds that often isn ’t the case. In fact, perverse incentives and a lack of hospital accountability seem to undermine 340B. A new study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Managed Care is just the latest to sound alarm bells on the 340B program. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: 340B Source Type: news

Health Partners Plans adds large hospital and big health system to its network
Jefferson Health is about to acquire full ownership of Health Partners Plan, but until a few weeks ago its flagship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was not part of the Philadelphia managed care company's provider network. That changed with the signing of a contract last month that added all 18 Jefferson hospitals to the health insurer's network. Health Partners Plans, which has 291,000 Medicaid and Medicare members, also recently added Tower Health to its list of providers. “We are excited… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of dental procedure mix in public and private dental benefits programs
Conclusions: Children with public benefits have a procedure mix comparable with those with private benefits. There are substantial differences in procedure mix between publicly and privately insured adults. Even in states that provide extensive dental benefits in Medicaid, those programs primarily finance invasive surgical treatment as opposed to preventive treatment.Practical implications: There is a need to assess best practices in publicly funded programs for children and translate those attributes to programs for adults for more equitable benefit design and care delivery across public and private insurers. (S...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tallying the Cost of Growing Older
Researchers have been studying how much care American adults will require as they age, and for how long. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Elder Care Health Insurance and Managed Care Long-Term Care Insurance Elderly Nursing Homes Home Health Care your-feed-health Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Source Type: news

New Rule on Surprise Billing Aims to Take Patients Out of the ‘Food Fight’
Neutral arbiters are given guidance on how to settle disputes between insurers and medical providers. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 30, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Emergency Medical Treatment Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Consumer Protection Hospitals United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Source Type: news

CareSource eyes expansion into Iowa, secures office space in Des Moines
It's a big move for Ohio's largest Medicaid managed care organization — one that could expand the company's footprint into its seventh state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

CareSource eyes expansion into Iowa, secures office space in Des Moines
Dayton-based CareSource plans to bid on a contract to manage Medicaid benefits in Iowa. It's a big move for Ohio's largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) — one that could expand the company's footprint into its seventh state. CareSource on Wednesday confirmed its intent to submit a proposal to serve Iowans covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides low-cost coverage to children whose families earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The Iowa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Transgender Youth Face Multiple Barriers to Health Care, Study Finds
Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sabrina Imbler Tags: your-feed-science Discrimination Health Insurance and Managed Care Teenagers and Adolescence Transgender and Transsexuals Children and Childhood JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Atlanta (Ga) your-feed-healthcare Research Youth Source Type: news

Covid Rapid Test Prices: How a Law Allows Labs to Charge Any Price
Insurers say it ’s price-gouging, but a law left an opening for some labs to charge any price they wished. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Tests (Medical) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Law and Legislation Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Price Gouging Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

What to expect as Mecklenburg County transitions to Alliance Health for behavioral health services
Mecklenburg County is moving ahead on its partnership with Alliance Health, a managed care organization that provides behavioral health services. Here's what to expect. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Hospital Bill.
A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter ’s care started showing up and kept coming. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Debt Collection Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Mount Sinai Medical Center CIGNA Corporation Lane, Brittany Giroux Lane, Clayton Premature Babies Source Type: news

Their Baby Died in the Hospital. Then Came the $257,000 Bill.
A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter ’s care started showing up and kept coming. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Debt Collection Hospitals Mount Sinai Medical Center Source Type: news

Medicare Expansion Clashes With Health Care for the Poor as Budget Bill Shrinks
Under pressure to cut the bill ’s cost, Democrats disagree over whether to offer more benefits to older Americans or to cover more of the working poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Weisman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Democratic Party Health and Human Services Department House Committee on Ways and Means Medicaid Medicare Source Type: news

German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies
Prostate cancer currently has the highest positive surgical margin rate of any cancer in men, with 21% of patients left with cancer cells at the resection site Cancer surgeons may soon have a new technology to help them completely remove cancerous tissue during prostate cancer surgery. Called Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI), this new diagnostic technology […] The post German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology Boris A. Hadaschik PhD Cerenkov luminescence imagin Source Type: news

St. Petersburg man sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud
A 36-year-old St. Petersburg man has been sentenced to one year in prison for health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Marcus Lloyd Anderson submitted false claims to the Florida Medicaid program and other related managed care organizations for services he never provided to patients per court documents. Additionally, Anderson stole the credentials of multiple doctors and stole more than $300,000 from the programs by falsifying bills, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Devonta Davis Source Type: news

Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic
It did not take long for fraudsters to pursue hundreds of billions of federal dollars designated to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and it is rare when federal prosecutors bring cases only a few months after illegal lab testing schemes are identified As if the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t bad enough, unscrupulous clinical laboratory operators quickly sought to […] The post Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 17, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology cardiac testing centers for medicare and medicaid s Source Type: news

What To Know of President Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates
President Biden announced a plan that mandates vaccines for federal employees and workers and calls on schools to adopt vaccine requirements, among other things. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aishvarya Kavi Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Biden ’s Vaccine Push: What You Need to Know
President Biden announced a plan that mandates vaccines for federal employees and workers and calls on schools to adopt vaccine requirements, among other things. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aishvarya Kavi Tags: Biden, Joseph R Jr Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Biden Administration Goes Bigger on Cutting Drug Prices
The administration endorses a proposal for the government to negotiate on prices for all U.S. purchasers, not just Medicare. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

Covid Medical Bills Are About to Get Bigger
As some insurers focus on encouraging vaccination, temporary waivers that kept patient costs low are expiring. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Teachers, Police, Other Public Workers Left Out of Mental Health Coverage
Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Mental Health and Disorders Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news

Loopholes Leave Gaps in Mandated Coverage for Mental Health
Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Mental Health and Disorders Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Anxiety and Stress American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news

The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910
Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Flagg Tags: Black People Preventive Medicine Health Insurance and Managed Care Race and Ethnicity Discrimination Medicine and Health Doctors American Medical Assn Segregation and Desegregation Medical Schools Source Type: news

Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care
In the large budget bill now in Congress, supporters of the measure see a rare opportunity to advance a popular policy. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Law and Legislation Federal Budget (US) Source Type: news

How to Look Up Prices at Your Hospital, if They Exist
Start with a web search. Consider a third-party tool. Expect frustration. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Content Type: Service Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Data-Mining and Database Marketing Source Type: news

Do you have a medical bill we should investigate? Share it with us.
Readers ’ bills can help us understand the high costs of our health care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Nursing Homes Face Quandary: Vaccinate Staff or Don ’t Get Paid.
A new policy from President Biden will require all nursing home workers to be vaccinated against Covid. Facilities that fall short could be penalized or lose federal funding. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Layoffs and Job Reductions Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Workplace Hazards and Violations Elderly Nursing Homes Elder Care Vaccination and Immunization Health Insurance and Managed Care American Health Care Assn Centers for Medicare and Medica Source Type: news

Blue Cross, Cityblock partner to deliver primary care through local clinics
Charlotte-based Cityblock Health said Wednesday that it has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to support Medicaid managed care through five clinics across the state, including three in the Triad. The collaboration serves members of Blue Cross’ Standard Plan and Medicare Advantage, with clinics open in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Charlotte and Fayetteville. The Triad clinics are located at 624 Quaker Lane in High Point, 3333 Brookview HIlls Blvd, Suite 102, Winston-Salem,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Will You Have to Pay for a Coronavirus Test? Here's How to Avoid a Surprise Bill
Get tested at a public facility. Question what services are being provided. And know your rights under federal law. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Content Type: Service Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Why Racial Inequities Still Persist in Health Care
A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Health Insurance and Managed Care Race and Ethnicity Black People Infant Mortality Minorities Whites Income Inequality Discrimination Hospitals Medicare Pregnancy and Childbirth Hispanic-Americans Patient Protec Source Type: news

Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance
A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Health Insurance and Managed Care Race and Ethnicity Black People Infant Mortality Minorities Whites Income Inequality Discrimination Hospitals Medicare Pregnancy and Childbirth Hispanic-Americans Patient Protec Source Type: news

Revenues from managed care in Tampa Bay hospitals topped $21 billion in 2020
More than a quarter of Floridians are covered by private insurance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Erickson Source Type: news

Medical Groups Call for Vaccine Requirements for Health Care Workers
Vaccination “is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers,” nearly 60 organizations said in a joint statement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Nursing Homes American Medical Assn American Nurses Assn Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Americans ’ Medical Debts Are Bigger Than Was Known, Totaling $140 Billion
A new study finds that health care has become the country ’s largest source of debt in collections. Those debts are largest where Medicaid wasn’t expanded. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Debt Collection Credit and Debt States (US) Finances United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Erin Gilmer, Disability Rights Activist, Dies at 38
She fought for a more compassionate health care system, bringing an extensive knowledge of policy and even more extensive firsthand experience as a patient. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clay Risen Tags: Gilmer, Erin (1982-2021) Deaths (Obituaries) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Legal Profession Disabilities Colorado Source Type: news

A New Alzheimer ’s Drug Offers More Questions Than Answers
The approval of Aduhelm to treat Alzheimer ’s disease has raised hope among older adults, but many doctors wonder if it is warranted. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Aduhelm (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-health your-feed-science Source Type: news

Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina
After 6 years of preparations and delays, most of North Carolina's Medicaid recipients switched over to managed care.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

For Surprise Medical Bills, It ’s the Beginning of the End
Last winter, Congress banned a much-hated practice. Now regulators have to figure out exactly how to make the law work. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Consumer Protection Emergency Medical Treatment Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Gerald S. Levey, 84, oversaw building of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Gerald Levey, who led the transformation of UCLA ’s hospitals and medical school into a world-class academic health system, died at home of Parkinson’s disease on June 25. He was 84. Levey served the campus as vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1994 to 2010. During his tenure, Levey amassed an extraordinarily long list of achievements, crowned by the construction of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the sealing of a $200 million gift to the UCLA School of Medicine by entertainment executive David Geffen.  “It&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obamacare ’s Survival Is Now Assured, but It Still Has One Big Problem
Twelve states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of poor Americans without health coverage and Democrats divided over how to respond. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Democratic Party House of Representatives Source Type: news

Desperate for Covid Care, Undocumented Immigrants Resort to Unproven Drugs
Shut out from mainstream medicine, some immigrants are buying expensive, unproven Covid therapies from “wellness” clinics or turning to the black market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Maxmen Tags: Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration Migrant Labor (Agriculture) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rumors and Misinformation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Study Finds Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems
An analysis of health insurance records of almost two million coronavirus patients found new issues in nearly a quarter — including those whose Covid infection was mild or asymptomatic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Chronic Condition (Health) Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research FAIR Health Inc your-feed-healthcare Disease Rates Source Type: news

COVID-19 Exposed the Faults in America ’s Elder Care System. This Is Our Best Shot to Fix Them
For the American public, one of the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic to come was a tragedy at a nursing home near Seattle. On Feb. 29, 2020, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State announced the U.S. had its first outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Three people in the area had tested positive the day before; two of them were associated with Life Care Center of Kirkland, and officials expected more to follow soon. When asked what steps the nursing home could take to control the spread, Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, said he was working w...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging COVID-19 feature franchise Magazine TIME for Health Source Type: news

Databank: A look at Centene's 12-year climb up the Fortune 500 list
Since first making the list in 2010, the Clayton-based managed care giant has jumped 462 spots on the coveted annual ranking of America's largest public companies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Erik Siemers Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare May Deny Emergency Visit Coverage
Within days of announcing a policy shift aimed at cutting back on reimbursements for emergency room care, the major insurer retreated — for now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) American College of Emergency Physicians American Hospital Assn American Medical Assn UnitedHealth Group Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news