Ascension Hospitals Reel From Cyberattack, Causing Patient Care Delays
For two weeks at the 140-hospital system, doctors and nurses have had little access to digital records for patient histories, resorting to paper and faxes to treat people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Cyberattacks and Hackers Nursing and Nurses Computer Security Medicine and Health Health Care Workers Suits and Litigation (Civil) Ascension Health UnitedHealth Group Inc National Nurses Unit Source Type: news

Ascension Cyberattack Persists, Causing Patient Care Delays
For two weeks at the 140-hospital system, doctors and nurses have had little access to digital records for patient histories, resorting to paper and faxes to treat people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Cyberattacks and Hackers Nursing and Nurses Computer Security Medicine and Health Health Care Workers Suits and Litigation (Civil) Ascension Health UnitedHealth Group Inc National Nurses Unit Source Type: news

Centene holds onto Kansas Medicaid managed care contract
Sunflower Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene Corp., is among three managed care organizations chosen by Kansas to deliver health benefits and other services under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Drew Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) advancing CMS' efforts to improve access to care, quality and health outcomes, and better address health equity issues for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care enrollees. This rule specifically addresses standards for timely access to care and States' monitoring and enforcement efforts, reduces burden for some State directed payments and certain quality reporting requirements, adds new standards that will apply when States use in lieu of services and settings (ILOSs) to promote effective utilization and specify the s...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 10, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Insulin Cost Is a Key Campaign Issue for Biden
President Biden says lowering the cost of insulin for seniors is among his proudest domestic policy achievements. He now faces the challenge of selling it to Americans of all ages. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 4, 2024 Category: American Health Authors: Zolan Kanno-Youngs Tags: United States Politics and Government Diabetes Insulin Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medicare Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Presidential Election of 2024 Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

Why SaaS Company Conduent's Shares Are Surging Today
Conduent Inc CNDT shares are trading higher after the company signed an agreement to sell its Casualty Claims Solutions business to MedRisk. MedRisk is a managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of workers’ compensation patients. The $240 million cash deal includes…#conduentinccndt #medrisk #conduent #skelton #microsoftcorpmsft #modaxo #priceactioncndt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UnitedHealth ’s CEO Slammed Over Cyberattack
Several lawmakers questioned whether the company had become so large — with tentacles in every aspect of the nation’s medical care — that the effects of the hack were outsize. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson and Noah Weiland Tags: UnitedHealth Group Inc Cyberattacks and Hackers Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals United States Politics and Government Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Optum Inc Senate Committee on Finance Wyden, Ron Source Type: news

Klobuchar Asks Regulators to Investigate MultiPlan Over Health Care Pricing
A data analytics firm has helped big health insurers cut payments to doctors, raising concerns about possible price fixing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Hamby Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Law and Legislation MultiPlan Inc Klobuchar, Amy Source Type: news

CVS Reports Earnings After Tricky Quarter for Managed Care
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Reversal, Expert Panel Recommends Breast Cancer Screening at 40
Some researchers said the advice did not go far enough. The panel also declined to recommend extra scans for women with dense breast tissue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Breast Cancer Women and Girls Disease Rates Mammography Health Insurance and Managed Care Age, Chronological Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Preventive Medicine United States Preventive Services Task Force Source Type: news

Walmart Is Shutting Health Centers After Plan to Expand
The 51 locations, next to Supercenters, proved too costly to be profitable, the retailer said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordyn Holman Tags: Shutdowns (Institutional) Health Insurance and Managed Care Shopping and Retail Walmart Stores Inc Source Type: news

3 Dirt-Cheap Health Stocks to Buy on Weakness
Investors take a close look at managed health stocks Some of the managed care stocks have been beaten down quite badly in recent months, thanks in part to choppy industry dynamics. Indeed, swift policy shifts (lower Medicare rates), cybersecurity breaches and loftier medical costs will certainly…#medicare #babyboomer #unitedhealthgroup #ytd #unh #humana #hum #unlikeunitedhealth #yoy #cigna (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program: Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) advancing CMS' efforts to improve access to care, quality and health outcomes, and better address health equity issues for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care enrollees. This rule specifically addresses standards for timely access to care and States' monitoring and enforcement efforts, reduces burden for some State directed payments and certain quality reporting requirements, adds new standards that will apply when States use in lieu of services and settings (ILOSs) to promote effective utilization a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 23, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Scotland Pauses Gender Medications for Minors
The change followed a sweeping review by England ’s National Health Service that found “remarkably weak” evidence for youth gender treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi Tags: National Health Service Scotland England Youth Teenagers and Adolescence Gender Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Hormones Transgender your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Taking Account of Rising Health Care Costs
Have your out-of-network insurance bills skyrocketed? Chris Hamby, an investigative reporter for The Times, may have an explanation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Ocampo Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care MultiPlan Inc Doctors CIGNA Corporation UnitedHealth Group Inc Aetna Inc Source Type: news