I’m a GI Doctor. A Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life.

I’m a GI Doctor.  A Colon Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life.

In the vast majority of cases, we can stop tens of thousands of Americans from dying of colorectal cancer. Let that sink in for a moment. With the exception of lung cancer, colorectal cancer will kill more Americans than any other cancer in 2022. And for many, death is preventable. In the United States this … Read more

What Health Plans Need To Know About QHPs Now That the ACA Is Here To Stay

What Health Plans Need To Know About QHPs Now That the ACA Is Here To Stay

Providing Qualified Health Plans, or QHPs, that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act has become an integral part of many health plans’ offerings. Now that numerous calls for repeal and legal challenges brought against the ACA over the years have failed, health plans can finally invest confidently in this line of business. As … Read more

CVS Health Creates Community Equity Alliance To Improve Health Disparities

CVS Health Creates Community Equity Alliance To Improve Health Disparities

CVS Health launched a new initiative Thursday called the Community Equity Alliance, which is in partnership with three institutions and aims to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. The Alliance aims to grow the community health workforce, advance the connections between healthcare institutions and communities, and improve disparities in heart health and mental health. The … Read more

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Partners with Story Health to Better Manage Heart Failure Patients’ Care Plans

Intermountain Healthcare recently partnered with a startup named Story Health to help manage patients’ heart failure by increasing access to specialty care. During the tea partnershipIntermountain clinicians are working with Story’s health coaches to help patients keep up with their treatment plans while they’re outside the walls of the doctor’s office. Founded in 2020 and … Read more

Report: Employees Are More Focused on Immediate Health Goals Than Longer Term Goals

Report: Employees Are More Focused on Immediate Health Goals Than Longer Term Goals

Employees are more determined to work on their immediate health goals, like back or joint pain, than longer term health goals, like managing diabetes or hypertension, a new report shows. The survey was published Wednesday by HealthJoy, a healthcare navigation platform for employers. It had 2,534 total respondents, all employees of the company’s employer customers. … Read more

Top 5 Compliance Issues for Medtech Firms Transitioning To Data-enabled Solutions

Top 5 Compliance Issues for Medtech Firms Transitioning To Data-enabled Solutions

Medtech companies leveraging data must meet FDA and compliance-related requirements, especially given evolving laws and social concerns. Here are the top 5 compliance issues for medtech-enabled data platforms: Medtech companies should be particularly mindful of the following legal and regulatory compliance issues: 1. Data Collection, Use and Sharing Medtech-enabled data platform companies need to be … Read more

My mom is using my daughter’s death for social media clout

My mom is using my daughter’s death for social media clout

DEAR ABBY: My daughter passed away nine years ago. She was almost 13. My mother never bothered to have a relationship with her when she was alive. But now, on every birthday and anniversary of her passing, Mom posts on Facebook how much she misses her and how “close” they were. Her friends all send … Read more

Miach Orthopedics Snags $40M to Change the Standard of Care for ACL Tears

Miach Orthopedics Snags M to Change the Standard of Care for ACL Tears

Miach Orthopaedics — a medical device company focused on restoring torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) instead of reconstructing them — received $40 million in funding on Wednesday. The financing includes $30 million in investments from Sectoral Asset Management, Endeavor Vision, NFL Players Association, Amzak Health, Smith+Nephew spirit DSM Venturing. The Massachusetts-based company also signed a … Read more

5 Ways To Drive Intelligence Into the Prior Authorization Process

5 Ways To Drive Intelligence Into the Prior Authorization Process

The burden of prior authorizations (PA) has been a topic of discussion for quite some time due to concerns that the current process burdens providers and slows down care delivery. Providers continue to express their frustration. According to an American Medical Association’s provider survey, 93% reported care delays, 82% said that patients abandoned a course … Read more

Leapfrog: Employers Give Health Plans a ‘C’ Letter Grade

Leapfrog: Employers Give Health Plans a ‘C’ Letter Grade

Employers “remain disappointed” in their health plans, giving them an average letter grade of “C,” according to a new survey. The report was published Thursday by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers. The online survey was conducted in the summer and included responses from 114 executives of companies, who were asked to … Read more