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Seeking Patient Engagement, Payer Curates Mobile Apps

Scott Mace

Aetna is rounding out its mobile strategy by selecting more than 20 Web-based healthcare applications for its own CarePass wellness app, which pulls data from various sources and presents visualizations of progress toward goals. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Releases Proposed OPPS, Physician Fee Rules

The proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule seeks to make more episode-based payments, while the proposed physician payment rule contains changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive program. >>>

10-Point ONC Safety Plan Seeks to Improve EHR Use

New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>

White House Extends Employer Mandate Deadline

Employers have an additional year—until Jan. 1, 2015—before reporting requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go into effect. The unexpected policy decision comes in response to employer concerns about the complexity of data reporting requirements. >>>

Health Plans Receptive, But Not Ready for Change

In an interview, Clay Phillips, director of provider relations and communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee,  acknowledges that the nation's healthcare system "is simply unsustainable in its current course," and discusses some of the challenges payers are facing.  >>>

Damages from Medicaid Politics Won't Stop at Hospitals

Try to imagine the ripple effect of punching a $4 billion hole in the economy of a state whose lawmakers refuse federal Medicaid subsidies. It's not just hospital jobs that will disappear. Ancillary support jobs in healthcare and other businesses will wither, too. >>>



News Headlines

U.S. hospitals triple use of electronic health records

U.S.News & World Report, July 9, 2013

Bill Frist aims to build next healthcare giant

Nashville Business Journal, July 9, 2013

Federal judge dismisses Adventist Health System HIPAA breach suit

HealthITSecurity, July 9, 2013

Teleservices interest grows in healthcare

InformationWeek, July 9, 2013

Playing, and losing, as a medical team

The New York Times, July 9, 2013

Excess noise from alarms puts patients at risk

The Washington Post, July 9, 2013

U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges

Reuters, July 8, 2013

A truly astonishing graph of the growth of healthcare jobs in America

The Atlantic, July 3, 2013

NFL says no to promoting Obamacare

The Washington Post, July 3, 2013



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