Month: June 2022

Statewide program recruits desperately needed health care workers

Statewide program recruits desperately needed health care workers

A new program led by Denver-based nonprofit Community Resource Center is helping to address the urgent need for frontline healthcare workers in Colorado, and one healthcare facility in northeast Colorado already has signed up for the program. The Colorado Healthcare Corps is a collaborative statewide effort that is recruiting more than 100 individuals to serve …

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VA experts collaborate for Veteran health care innovation

VA experts collaborate for Veteran health care innovation

VA Innovation Ecosystem’s (VHA IE) Spread of Excellence (Diffusion) is designed to discover, support and spread innovative projects, forging the future of Veteran health care. Since its establishment in 2015, it has brought multiple health care innovations from frontline experts to scale across VA. From this charge of spreading innovation, Diffusion established Basecamp. Diffusion of …

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An undated file photo of the main entrance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.

Steward Health Care to settle kickback allegations for $4.7 million after Hingham doc blows whistle

BOSTON – The owner of the former Quincy Medical Center has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle Medicare and Medicaid kickback allegations brought after an investigation of claims by three whistleblowers, including a Hingham doctor The whistleblowers, including Hingham Dr. Olivia Lanna, alleged that Steward Health Care paid specialists for services that were not …

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State disciplines health care providers | Washington State Department of Health

State disciplines health care providers | Washington State Department of Health

For immediate release: June 9, 2022 (22-080) Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700 OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory …

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Health Care Access, Preventive Care Similar in MA and TM for Low-Income Adults

Health Care Access, Preventive Care Similar in MA and TM for Low-Income Adults

The analysis of adults with low income enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) or traditional Medicare (TM) indicates that increasing enrollment in MA may not advance health equity in the Medicare program. There is largely no difference among key measures of health care access and preventive care for adults with low income enrolled in Medicare Advantage …

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Will Implicit Bias Training Improve Health Care in Michigan?

Will Implicit Bias Training Improve Health Care in Michigan?

June 1 was the start of a new era for Michigan’s 400,000-plus health care professionals, who now face a state requirement to take implicit bias training, through Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. “New applicants for licensure or registration will need to complete a minimum of 2 hours of training, and applicants for renewal …

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Rectangle Health’s Care Now, Pay Later Patient Finance Offering Launches With Partner, Healthcare Finance Direct

Rectangle Health’s Care Now, Pay Later Patient Finance Offering Launches With Partner, Healthcare Finance Direct

VALHALLA, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 9, 2022– Rectangle Health, a leading provider of healthcare financial technology and patient engagement solutions, has partnered with Healthcare Finance Direct (HFD) to launch their Care Now, Pay Later ℠ patient finance offering. Through direct integration with HFD, providers can work effectively with patients who would prefer to pay their balance over …

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The Case For and Against Home Care Provider-Medicare Advantage Relationships - Home Health Care News

The Case For and Against Home Care Provider-Medicare Advantage Relationships – Home Health Care News

Shifting health care paying trends have home-based care providers stuck between two battling business decisions: “adapt or die,” or sustainability. Those two decisions may look like one in the same to outsiders, but for home care operators grappling with whether to engage with Medicare Advantage (MA), they sometimes posit providers on different sides of the …

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Health Care Orgs Target Faster Development Processes & IT Team Empowerment in Modernization Push

In today’s US health care market, speed is a top-ranking priority. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care organizations are looking at ways to get technologies, systems and capabilities to market faster than ever before. But as advancements in technology continue to accelerate, the industry can’t afford to lag behind. “The unfortunate thing …

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