Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 23

Tennessee releases proposal to convert federal Medicaid dollars into block grant by Robert King fiercehealthcare.com – Tennessee released its proposal to the federal government to become the first state to convert Medicaid funding into a block grant. The state’s Department of Finance and Administration said in a notice Tuesday it intends to file an amendment to its Medicaid program

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 22

PRESS RELEASE: First Annual Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Awards Honor Excellence in Health, Education and Economic Empowerment For more details and to apply for the Ignite Innovation Award or Oldham Family Thought Leadership Award visit https://www.thoughtfoundation.org/overview-tli-foundation-awards MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inaugurating a national annual program to recognize and honor individuals, companies and organizations that exemplify innovation and excellence to improve or transform health, advance

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 21

PRESS RELEASE: Bumrungrad International Hospital Launches Medication Tourism: Patients Access Quality Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Specialized Treatment at Lower Cost Visit www.bumrungrad.com/usa to get details about exciting medication tourism opportunities in Thailand July 16, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. & BANGKOK – July 16, 2019 – With the introduction of a Medication

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 20

PRESS RELEASE: Turn-Key Health Bolsters AI, Machine Learning and Mobile Engagement, Welcomes Clinician, Academician and Thought Leader Stanford Professor C. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, to Advisory Board June 11, 2019 02:00 PM EST – PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turn-Key Health (TKH), an Enclara Healthcare company, serving health plans, provider organizations and their members who experience a serious or

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 19

PRESS RELEASE: AscellaHealth Acknowledges National Arthritis Awareness Month, Enables Health Plans and Employers to Lower Cost, Improve Outcomes with Specialty Pharmacy Solutions May is time to learn the facts, understand the condition and know help is available May 23, 2019 09:00 AM EST – BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In recognition of May as National Arthritis

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 18

How 60 of the nation’s biggest employers are uniting to fight the benefits status quo By Kathryn Mayer benefitnews.com – When Josh Riff was leading benefits for Target, he found himself increasingly frustrated that he wasn’t able to take more of a lead when it came to managing the healthcare of his employees.  “All

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 17

What Does the Future Hold for the Employment-Based Health Benefits System? By Paul Fronstin ebri.org – The employment-based health benefits system is the most common form of health coverage in the United States, covering 167 million people under age 65 in 2017.  Between 2013 and 2017, the percentage of individuals with employment-based coverage has

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 16

Former Mayo Clinic CEO joins UnitedHealth’s board -- roundup By: Paige Minemyer  Fiercehealthcare.com – John Noseworthy, M.D., former CEO of Mayo Clinic, has joined the board of directors at UnitedHealth Group. Noseworthy, M.D., became chief executive at Mayo in 2009 and retired in December. In announcing his new role at UnitedHealth, Stephen Hemsley, executive chairman of

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 15

Medical tourism in India gets a boost with 16% jump in arrival of foreign medical travelers  By: Dr. Prem Jagyasi Drprem.com – Medical tourism industry in India is getting bigger as the country witnessed a 16% jump in arrival of foreign medical traveler in 2017.  Great news for this sector which is valued at

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 14

CMS launches tool that prices surgeries for patients  By: Tauren Dyson  UPI.com –The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, on Tuesday unveiled a new online tool that gives consumers the power to compare Medicare payouts for various hospital procedures.The Procedure Price Lookup tool allows users to see the national averages for what