MedClimate Health News Daily http://medclimate.com/feed en-us Copyright MedClimate, Inc2017 NIH scientists and collaborators find infectious prion protein in skin of CJD patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-scientists-collaborators-find-prion-protein-skin-cjd-patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-scientists-collaborators-find-prion-protein-skin-cjd-patients Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 CST NIH News Release Prion diseases originate when normally harmless prion protein molecules become abnormal and gather in clusters and filaments in the human body and brain. ]]> CMS announces big expansion to Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/cms-will-further-expand-medicare-advantage-value-based-insurance-design-model?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/cms-will-further-expand-medicare-advantage-value-based-insurance-design-model?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:30 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare In 2019, the federal government will expand the Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model to an additional 15 states and broaden the options available for participants. The changes, announced Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will make the V-BID model operational in a total of 25 states. CMS announces big expansion to Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/cms-will-further-expand-medicare-advantage-value-based-insurance-design-model?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/cms-will-further-expand-medicare-advantage-value-based-insurance-design-model?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:30 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer In 2019, the federal government will expand the Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model to an additional 15 states and broaden the options available for participants. The changes, announced Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will make the V-BID model operational in a total of 25 states. Actuaries warn of insurer losses, exchange exits if individual mandate is killed http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/actuaries-warn-insurer-losses-exchange-exits-if-individual-mandate-killed?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/actuaries-warn-insurer-losses-exchange-exits-if-individual-mandate-killed?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:11:12 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer If Republicans use their tax bill to repeal the individual mandate, more insurers could end up fleeing the Affordable Care Act exchanges amid climbing financial losses, according to the American Academy of Actuaries. But the group's warning comes amid a clear signal from one key Republican senator that she supports repealing the mandate. Actuaries warn of insurer losses, exchange exits if individual mandate is killed http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/actuaries-warn-insurer-losses-exchange-exits-if-individual-mandate-killed?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/actuaries-warn-insurer-losses-exchange-exits-if-individual-mandate-killed?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:11:12 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare If Republicans use their tax bill to repeal the individual mandate, more insurers could end up fleeing the Affordable Care Act exchanges amid climbing financial losses, according to the American Academy of Actuaries. But the group's warning comes amid a clear signal from one key Republican senator that she supports repealing the mandate. Doctor departures: The financial and emotional impact to a practice http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctors-leave-practic-family-doctor-reflects-why?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctors-leave-practic-family-doctor-reflects-why?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:56:12 CST Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare It wasn’t easy for David Loxterkamp, M.D., when two younger doctors who he had recruited left the family practice where he works in rural Maine earlier this year. Their leaving was especially painful as they were regarded as among the brightest and most respected in the group, writes Loxterkamp in the Annals of Family Medicine. Study: mHealth shows promising effect on cost, outcomes for diabetes patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:18:29 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare New research from New York University shows mHealth tools and text-message reminders can have a substantial impact on clinical outcomes for patients managing Type 2 diabetes, including lower glucose levels, fewer hospital visits and lower medical expenses. Study: mHealth shows promising effect on cost, outcomes for diabetes patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:18:29 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It New research from New York University shows mHealth tools and text-message reminders can have a substantial impact on clinical outcomes for patients managing Type 2 diabetes, including lower glucose levels, fewer hospital visits and lower medical expenses. Study: mHealth shows promising effect on cost, outcomes for diabetes patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/mhealth-research-diabetes-nyu-clinical-outcomes-healthcare-costs-hospital-visits?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:18:29 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It New research from New York University shows mHealth tools and text-message reminders can have a substantial impact on clinical outcomes for patients managing Type 2 diabetes, including lower glucose levels, fewer hospital visits and lower medical expenses. Another medical school planned in Texas; more for-profits come to U.S. http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/medical-school-texas-university-houston-non-profits-ross-university?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/medical-school-texas-university-houston-non-profits-ross-university?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:54:18 CST Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The University of Houston System has voted to create a medical school it says will address the shortage of primary care physicians. The system’s board of regents voted unanimously to approve a college of medicine at the university's flagship campus that focuses on educating primary care doctors to practice in underserved urban and rural communities. Many Medicare enrollees will see Part B premiums rise http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/many-medicare-enrollees-will-see-part-b-premiums-rise?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/many-medicare-enrollees-will-see-part-b-premiums-rise?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:32:39 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Though the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will remain the same in 2018 as it was this year, many enrollees will still see their premiums rise. The culprit is a “hold harmless” provision that requires any increase in Part B premiums to be lower than the increase in their Social Security benefits. Many Medicare enrollees will see Part B premiums rise http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/many-medicare-enrollees-will-see-part-b-premiums-rise?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/many-medicare-enrollees-will-see-part-b-premiums-rise?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:32:39 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Though the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will remain the same in 2018 as it was this year, many enrollees will still see their premiums rise. The culprit is a “hold harmless” provision that requires any increase in Part B premiums to be lower than the increase in their Social Security benefits. More than one-third of Outcome Health employees take voluntary buyouts http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:19:49 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Nearly 200 employees are taking voluntary buyouts from Outcome Health following allegations that the company deceived investors with fraudulent financial reports. The buyouts, which represent one-third of the company's workforce, follow weeks of bad press, including severed partnerships with three medical societies. More than one-third of Outcome Health employees take voluntary buyouts http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:19:49 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Nearly 200 employees are taking voluntary buyouts from Outcome Health following allegations that the company deceived investors with fraudulent financial reports. The buyouts, which represent one-third of the company's workforce, follow weeks of bad press, including severed partnerships with three medical societies. More than one-third of Outcome Health employees take voluntary buyouts http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/outcome-health-buyouts-employee-layoffs-american-medical-association-workforce?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:19:49 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Nearly 200 employees are taking voluntary buyouts from Outcome Health following allegations that the company deceived investors with fraudulent financial reports. The buyouts, which represent one-third of the company's workforce, follow weeks of bad press, including severed partnerships with three medical societies. Humana’s wellness program features a small but committed group of wearables users http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:52:27 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Payer Just 1.2% of the 4.5 million people enrolled in Humana's wellness program over a two-year period activated a smartwatch or activity tracker. But among those members, 80% remained engaged with their device for at least six months. The study offers the first large-scale look at wearables in wellness programs. Humana’s wellness program features a small but committed group of wearables users http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:52:27 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Just 1.2% of the 4.5 million people enrolled in Humana's wellness program over a two-year period activated a smartwatch or activity tracker. But among those members, 80% remained engaged with their device for at least six months. The study offers the first large-scale look at wearables in wellness programs. Humana’s wellness program features a small but committed group of wearables users http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/humana-wellness-program-wearables-fitbit-university-pennsylvania-aetna-apple?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:52:27 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Just 1.2% of the 4.5 million people enrolled in Humana's wellness program over a two-year period activated a smartwatch or activity tracker. But among those members, 80% remained engaged with their device for at least six months. The study offers the first large-scale look at wearables in wellness programs. Providers call for transparency, balanced risk in future CMS payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/cms-innovation-center-payment-reform-transparency-american-hospital-association-premier?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/cms-innovation-center-payment-reform-transparency-american-hospital-association-premier?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:42:36 CST Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Payer CMS has expressed a desire to take its innovation center in a "new direction," and providers are offering their opinions on how to best move the agency's payment reforms forward. Among their suggestions: more transparency so patients can make informed decisions and steps to minimize the regulatory burden on providers. Providers call for transparency, balanced risk in future CMS payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/cms-innovation-center-payment-reform-transparency-american-hospital-association-premier?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/cms-innovation-center-payment-reform-transparency-american-hospital-association-premier?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:42:36 CST Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare CMS has expressed a desire to take its innovation center in a "new direction," and providers are offering their opinions on how to best move the agency's payment reforms forward. Among their suggestions: more transparency so patients can make informed decisions and steps to minimize the regulatory burden on providers. Insurers cheer Medicare Advantage, Part D proposed rule http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/ahip-marilyn-tavenner-medicare-advantage-part-d-rule?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/cms-chip/ahip-marilyn-tavenner-medicare-advantage-part-d-rule?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:24:32 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer The health insurance industry’s major trade group has nothing but good things to say about the federal government’s proposed rule for Medicare Advantage and Part D. “These recommendations reflect a strong commitment to improving the patient experience, increasing flexibility and choice, and reducing regulation and red tape,” said AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner. ‘Monster’ doctors sentenced for crimes against patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/monster-doctors-sentenced-crimes-against-patients-sex-abuse-drugs-ricardo-cruciani-robert?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/monster-doctors-sentenced-crimes-against-patients-sex-abuse-drugs-ricardo-cruciani-robert?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:43:37 CST Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A neurologist who specialized in rare, complicated syndromes pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting seven patients at a Philadelphia clinic. Ricardo Cruciani, M.D., 63, admitted he assaulted seven women while he was chairman of Drexel University’s neurology department and pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and harassment by unwanted physical contact. Some U.S. hospitals perform liver transplants on foreign nationals, while American patients are on long wait lists http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/liver-transplant-wait-times-medical-tourism-foreign-patients?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/liver-transplant-wait-times-medical-tourism-foreign-patients?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:20:57 CST Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A new report reveals that while many Americans face long waits for liver transplants, some hospitals perform transplants on wealthy patients from overseas who fly to the U.S. for the procedure. As doctors limit opioids, some pain patients abandoned http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctors-limit-opioids-pain-patients-abandoned-business-opportunity-jerome-adams?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctors-limit-opioids-pain-patients-abandoned-business-opportunity-jerome-adams?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:10:49 CST Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Last year, when the government issued strict guidelines on prescription opioid painkillers, many doctors worried that it would be difficult for patients who need the medications to treat chronic pain to get those drugs. And that's just what's happened. Millions of patients who are dependent on painkillers are being abandoned by the medical system as doctors are reluctant to prescribe opioids. The high cost of physician burnout: Hospitals spend millions on recruitment and lost productivity http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/physician-burnout-hospital-finance-malpractice-patient-safety?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/physician-burnout-hospital-finance-malpractice-patient-safety?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:07:29 CST Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Clinician burnout can affect the quality of care patients receive, but it can also have a major impact on hospitals' bottom lines. If a physician quits due to burnout, he or she can cost a health system between $850,000 and $1.3 million in recruitment, productivity and training costs, depending on the specialty. Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:54:48 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Nearly two months after CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for industry input regarding the future of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, health IT and provider groups are urging the agency to integrate technology like telehealth and analytics into new payment models. Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:54:48 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Payer Nearly two months after CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for industry input regarding the future of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, health IT and provider groups are urging the agency to integrate technology like telehealth and analytics into new payment models. Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:54:48 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Nearly two months after CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for industry input regarding the future of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, health IT and provider groups are urging the agency to integrate technology like telehealth and analytics into new payment models. Provider, IT groups push CMS to incorporate technology into new payment models http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/cms-cmmi-seema-verma-aha-amia-himss-ata-telehealth-technology-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:54:48 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Nearly two months after CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for industry input regarding the future of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, health IT and provider groups are urging the agency to integrate technology like telehealth and analytics into new payment models. Zombie Alexander-Murray? Key senator thinks ACA stabilization bill could make it into funding package http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/lamar-alexander-stabilization-bill-comeback-donald-trump-support?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/lamar-alexander-stabilization-bill-comeback-donald-trump-support?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:50:32 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, one of the architects of a stalled Affordable Care Act stabilization bill, is hopeful that the measure might make a comeback. “I think if the president supports it, it'll be a part of the end-of-the-year [funding] package,” Alexander said. Sexual abuse scandals: What hospitals can learn from high-profile Hollywood, government cases of harassment http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/sexual-abuse-scandals-what-hospitals-can-learn-from-high-profile-hollywood-government?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/sexual-abuse-scandals-what-hospitals-can-learn-from-high-profile-hollywood-government?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:45:05 CST Ilene MacDonald at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare While media attention has focused on the accusations of sexual misconduct among Hollywood heavy hitters, television personalities and politicians, the healthcare industry isn’t immune to misbehavior in the workplace. Indeed, bullying and disruptive behavior isn’t uncommon in hospitals and healthcare organizations. HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar raked in millions as executive of pharma company Eli Lilly  http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/department-health-and-human-services-alex-azar-eli-lilly-earnings-pharmaceutical-executive?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/department-health-and-human-services-alex-azar-eli-lilly-earnings-pharmaceutical-executive?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:02:53 CST Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services earned millions while he was an executive at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, newly released financial documents show. He was paid about $2 million in his final year at the pharma company. Optum completes its acquisition of Advisory Board http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:51:40 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Optum has completed its purchase of the healthcare division of The Advisory Board Company, marrying the powerful healthcare services arm of a major payer with one of the healthcare industry’s leading consultancies. The transaction, valued at $1.3 billion, was finalized Friday after the Advisory Board's shareholders voted to approve it. Optum completes its acquisition of Advisory Board http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:51:40 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: It Optum has completed its purchase of the healthcare division of The Advisory Board Company, marrying the powerful healthcare services arm of a major payer with one of the healthcare industry’s leading consultancies. The transaction, valued at $1.3 billion, was finalized Friday after the Advisory Board's shareholders voted to approve it. Optum completes its acquisition of Advisory Board http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:51:40 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Optum has completed its purchase of the healthcare division of The Advisory Board Company, marrying the powerful healthcare services arm of a major payer with one of the healthcare industry’s leading consultancies. The transaction, valued at $1.3 billion, was finalized Friday after the Advisory Board's shareholders voted to approve it. Optum completes its acquisition of Advisory Board http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/optum-completes-its-acquisition-advisory-board?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:51:40 CST Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: It Optum has completed its purchase of the healthcare division of The Advisory Board Company, marrying the powerful healthcare services arm of a major payer with one of the healthcare industry’s leading consultancies. The transaction, valued at $1.3 billion, was finalized Friday after the Advisory Board's shareholders voted to approve it. Montana doctor found guilty of negligent homicide in overdose deaths of 2 patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/montana-doctor-guilty-negligent-homicide-overdose-deaths-chris-christensen?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/montana-doctor-guilty-negligent-homicide-overdose-deaths-chris-christensen?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:38:21 CST Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A Montana pain doctor was found guilty by a jury Monday on charges that included two counts of negligent homicide related to the overdose deaths of two of his patients. Prosecutors argued that 69-year-old Chris Christensen, M.D., overprescribed opioids and other drugs in dangerous combinations. Banner Health weathers 'painful period' as Tucson campus transitions from Epic to Cerner http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:30:47 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It A $45 million EHR transition is causing scheduling delays at hospitals and clinics at Banner Health Tucson, which just rolled out its second EHR system in 5 years. The Tucson location is making a switch from Epic to align with the rest of the Banner system following a 2015 acquisition. Banner Health weathers 'painful period' as Tucson campus transitions from Epic to Cerner http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:30:47 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It A $45 million EHR transition is causing scheduling delays at hospitals and clinics at Banner Health Tucson, which just rolled out its second EHR system in 5 years. The Tucson location is making a switch from Epic to align with the rest of the Banner system following a 2015 acquisition. Banner Health weathers 'painful period' as Tucson campus transitions from Epic to Cerner http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ehr/banner-health-tucson-epic-cerner-ehr-transition-big-data-interoperability?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:30:47 CST Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A $45 million EHR transition is causing scheduling delays at hospitals and clinics at Banner Health Tucson, which just rolled out its second EHR system in 5 years. The Tucson location is making a switch from Epic to align with the rest of the Banner system following a 2015 acquisition.