The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Risk Management this month released the second in a series of white papers for providers managing patients with behavioral health disorders beyond the inpatient setting. This white paper covers care provided in emergency department settings, including logistics, discharge planning, pediatric and geriatric patients, and populations requiring heightened attention.
Dive Brief: Despite declining sales and lower hospital utilization of its software, EHR vendor Allscripts beat Wall Street expectations in its second quarter results released aftermarket Thursday, reporting revenue of $406 million, down almost 9% year over year. The Chicago-based IT company had a mixed quarter, with a wide miss on bookings of $188 million,
Dive Brief: A significant rate cut for some medications for 340B hospitals was based on a “reasonable interpretation of the Medicare statute” and can stand, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday. The 2-1 ruling overturns a district court decision that HHS overstepped its bounds when it cut the reimbursement
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday released a report on surprise medical billing that summarizes research on the prevalence of these bills and recent federal and state actions to prevent them. The report, which was mandated by an executive order last year, urges Congress to take action but does not take a position
Dive Brief: Teladoc ran 2.8 million total virtual visits in the second quarter of the year, more than triple the same period last year as the pandemic continued to spur telehealth utilization, the vendor reported in financial results released Wednesday afternoon. The Purchase, New York-based vendor reported revenue of $241 million, up 85% year over year,
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced that for 2021 the average basic premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will be $30.50. The premium reflects the first time that seniors who rely on insulin will be able to choose prescription drug plans that include broad sets of insulin priced at no
Dive Brief: Cigna beat Wall Street expectations with its second quarter revenue of $39.27 billion and on earnings, according to results posted Thursday morning. The payer had net income of $1.75 billion, up nearly 25% from the prior-year quarter. Like other insurers, the company saw increased profit as people deferred care in April and May
In this new Hospitals Against Violence resource, Melinda Hatton, AHA general counsel and HAV executive sponsor, interviews Hanni Stoklasa, M.D., emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and executive director of HEAL Trafficking, to discuss the state of anti-trafficking efforts and how health systems play a role in reducing health disparities among victims of sex
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Dive Brief: EHR giant Cerner beat Wall Street expectations on earnings but missed on revenue during the second quarter of 2020, with revenue down 7% year over year at $1.33 billion. Following the financial results issued Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City, Missouri-based vendor lowered its full-year 2020 guidance, expecting revenue between $5.45 billion and $5.55
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. ET will host a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity webinar on telehealth’s benefits and challenges, based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters will share their experiences implementing telehealth across diverse health care settings and address considerations for its future use.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. ET will host a webinar to provide an overview and panel discussion on a competition to spur improvements in postpartum mental health care in rural communities. AHRQ will award $15,000 for the best success stories and up
Dive Brief: HHS on Wednesday prodded Congress to pass legislation that bans surprise medical billing but did not take on stance on the best method to do so or endorse any particular bill. In a report mandated by a June 2019 executive order on price transparency, the department stated its principles: that patients who received