Missouri Republicans push bill to defund Planned Parenthood after years of legal fights
After years of court losses and legislative stalemates, Republicans and anti-abortion advocates in Missouri are once again trying to block Planned Parenthood from receiving money through Medicaid. A Senate committee debated legislation Wednesday that would change Missouri law to make Planned Parenthood ineligible to receive reimbursements from MO HealthNet, the state ’s Medicaid program. Though the organization says it hasn’t received any state funds for nearly two years, as legal fights over… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 25, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Spoerre Source Type: news

A Missouri nursing home shut down suddenly. A new report offers insight into the ensuing confusion
A new Missouri inspection report highlights the chaos that ensued after St. Louis' largest nursing home closed without warning last month, forcing the evacuation of more than 170 residents, many in the middle of the night. Northview Village closed suddenly on Dec. 15 as the company that owned it…#missouri #stlouis #northviewvillage #medicaid #frederickcaruthers #coribush #democrat #marjoriemoore #voyce #northview (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas moms can now get an additional 10 months of Medicaid after giving birth
Texas is one of 43 states to increase postpartum Medicaid coverage. The change could help lower maternal mortality rates. Tetra Images/Getty Images Low-income mothers based in Texas can now get postpartum care for a full year after childbirth. The bill adds millions of dollars in postpartum…#medicaid #kff #dianaforester #republicans #roevwade (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The US Has The Biggest Govt In The History Of The World... By A Very Wide Margin
Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, How does it feel to have the largest government that the planet has ever seen? When I was growing up, I was taught that we had a capitalist system and that we…#michaelsnyder #socialsecurity #medicare #medicaid #socialists #elonmusk #jeffbezos #markzuckerberg #billgates #kengriffin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Need for High Quality Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Complex Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID)
ICF/ID is an optional Medicaid benefit that enables states to provide comprehensive and individual healthcare and rehabilitation to individuals to promote functional status and independence (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 25, 2024 Category: Disability Tags: Blogs - Writings - Stories Source Type: news

More radiology research funding tied to limited patient outreach
Radiology departments receiving more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are less likely to serve marginalized populations, a study published January 23 in Radiology found. A team led by Antonio Lopez from Drexel University in Philadelphia found a negative correlation between the amount of radiology department research funding received and institutional rankings for serving patients from racial and/or ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as patients with low income and lower education levels. “Incentives to promote collaboration between well-funded large academic institutions and institutions ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) CMS Plan Benefit Package (PBP) and Formulary CY 2025; and 2) Satisfaction of Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Outpatient Clinicians Working with the CMS Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors Program (NQIIC). Comments are due by February 26, 2024. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 25, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Giving Birth in Rural Minnesota? Be Prepared for a Long Drive
Highlights challenges with accessing maternal care on tribal lands and in rural Minnesota. Discusses workforce shortages and low reimbursement rates from Medicaid as drivers of department closures. Notes high infant and maternal mortality rates for Indigenous Minnesotans. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 25, 2024 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How AI can flag critical imaging results for priority review and treatments
This study demonstrates the ability of an FDA-cleared artificial intelligence (AI) decision support tool (e-ASPECTS) to improve the performance of US physicians when deriving the ASPECTS," according to the authors. The study called attention to the impact of AI software on physician performance in ASPECTS scoring. Agreement with a reference standard (expert consensus read with reference to follow-up imaging) was evaluated with and without software support.While the study was supported by Brainomix and had several limitations, consistent improvement was seen in both neurology and neuroradiology-qualified doctors, after a su...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Improving radiology efficiency and outcomes Source Type: news

US signs up record 21.3 million people for 2024 Obamacare plans
A record 21.3 million Americans have so far enrolled for coverage under Obamacare health insurance for 2024, a 31% jump over the year earlier, and the highest since its inception, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was signed in 2010 and…#obamacare #affordablecareact #aca #barackobama #hhs #medicare #medicaid #socialsecurity #xavierbecerra (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevance Health Reports $856 Million Profit Despite Drop In Medicaid Enrollment
Elevance Health reported a fourth quarter profit of $856 million – a slight dip compared to the year-ago period – thanks to a big decrease in Medicaid enrollment due to the end of a pandemic-era coverage provision. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma standard Source Type: news

New CPT code issued for FFR-CT
Cardiovascular software developer HeartFlow highlighted that CT procedures for estimating fractional flow reserve (FFR) have transitioned to a single category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code beginning January 1, 2024. Practices will have one new category I code (75580) that describes non-invasive estimates of FFR based on software analysis of coronary CT angiography data, the company noted. FFR-CT is a modeling technique that estimates coronary flow from routine coronary CT angiography (CTA) scans. HeartFlow’s FFR-CT Analysis software creates a 3D model of a patient's arteries, with algorithms then simulati...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Subspecialties Chest Radiology Source Type: news

Menopause Is Finally Going Mainstream
Kathryn Clancy wrote an entire book about menstrual cycles. But even she was surprised by some of the pre-menopausal symptoms she recently began to experience at age 44. “A lot of things that have to do with my uterus, ovaries, and breasts, I have been massively underprepared for as a Ph.D.-level expert in this field,” says Clancy, a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “That should tell you how even more underprepared most people are.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Most people who menstruate will experience symptoms including hot flashes, brain fog, and ch...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

50 States Of Grey: 3 Key Questions For Healthcare Startups As They Navigate The United States …
50 States Of Grey: 3 Key Questions For Healthcare Startups As They Navigate The United States (which is not so united in terms of policy) credit: created using DALL-E At Tau Ventures we hear from many entrepreneurs around the world that they want to build or expand a healthcare business into the…#tauventures #usconstitution #medicaid #affordablecareact #newengland #midwest #south #southwest #timesofindia #siliconvalley (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of Americans lose Medicaid coverage as pandemic-era policies end
Medicaid recipients typically had to prove their eligibility each year to renew coverage. That stopped during the onset of the pandemic, but automatic re-enrollment ended in April. Since then, more than 15 million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid. Geoff Bennett discussed more with…#medicaid #geoffbennett #jennifertolbert #kff (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news