Health Care Professionals Fight COVID Disinformation On Social Media Battlefield

Health Care Professionals Fight COVID Disinformation On Social Media Battlefield

Health care workers are the glue in our public health system. They’ve seen firsthand the impacts of messaging around COVID-19 — the good, the bad, and the downright dangerous — especially on social media. That fire hose of information shaped our experience of the pandemic. The internet has also catapulted dangerous misinformation about the virus …

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Improving Care for California's Older Adults: The Role of Community Health Centers and Public Hospital Systems - California Health Care Foundation

Improving Care for California's Older Adults: The Role of Community Health Centers and Public Hospital Systems – California Health Care Foundation

California’s demographics are changing, with the proportion of the state’s population age 50 or older increasing at a record pace. Older adults also represent the fastest-growing age cohort receiving care through California’s safety-net provider system. As the state’s population shifts, so do the care needs for the older adult population, particularly those with low incomes, …

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Biden administration repeals law that could have undercut American Indian health care

Biden administration repeals law that could have undercut American Indian health care

The US Department of Health and Human Services has drawn a controversial federal rule that threatened to kill more than 17,000 regulations and undercut health care for more than 20,000 American Indians in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. In its notice published in the Federal Register on May 27, HHS stated that the rule — …

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HomeFirst Home Healthcare Taking ‘Proactive’ Medicare Advantage Approach Through Acquisition, Strategy - Home Health Care News

The Pennant Group’s Danny Walker Steps Down as CEO – Home Health Care News

The Pennant Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PNTG) has announced a leadership change. Daniel Walker, the company’s CEO, will step away from his role and be succeeded by the current president of Pennant, Brent Guerisoli. Walker will continue to serve as the chair of the board of directors. Walker has served as the company’s CEO since it …

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HomeFirst Home Healthcare Taking ‘Proactive’ Medicare Advantage Approach Through Acquisition, Strategy - Home Health Care News

HomeFirst Home Healthcare Taking ‘Proactive’ Medicare Advantage Approach Through Acquisition, Strategy – Home Health Care News

The private equity-based HomeFirst Home Healthcare is cognizant of the sub-par rates that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans pay for home health services, as are nearly all other home health agencies in the country. It’s also one of the reasons behind its most recent acquisition. What may make HomeFirst a bit different from others is how …

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Department of Justice’s Antitrust Priorities in Health Care Target Private Equity, Labor, and More

Department of Justice’s Antitrust Priorities in Health Care Target Private Equity, Labor, and More

In a keynote speech delivered to the American Bar Association’s Antitrust in Healthcare Conference in Arlington, Virginia on Friday, June 3, 2022, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Forman of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division stressed the Division’s keen interest in robust enforcement of antitrust laws in the health care and life sciences sector, while …

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Afternoon Keynote: The future of Florida health care with Beth Kidder

Afternoon Keynote: The future of Florida health care with Beth Kidder

To cap off our 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Health Management Associates Principal Beth Kidder shared remarks on the future of Florida health care and health policy. Kidder brings over 20 years of experience in managed care and organizational development and served as the Florida Deputy Secretary for Medicaid from 2016-2021. …

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How telepsychiatry is optimal for hospitals and health systems

How telepsychiatry is optimal for hospitals and health systems

The pandemic has amplified the need for behavioral health services and also made it more difficult for people at risk to access care, as noted by the Biden administration. At the same time, the fallout of COVID-19 has accelerated people’s willingness to engage with telehealth and telemedicine. So how do hospitals and health systems deal …

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Americans Are Set To Receive $1 Billion In Health Insurance Rebates This Year

Americans Are Set To Receive $1 Billion In Health Insurance Rebates This Year

Portrait of an Asian woman at home checking her mail and looking very happy – lifestyle concepts getty It often seems like healthcare costs only go one direction: up. But this year, millions of Americans can look forward to getting money back from their health insurer. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)health insurers expect …

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