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November 13, 2017

House-call App Expands Services to Include Lactation Consulting, Physical Therapy

The Southern California-based house-call app Heal is branching out to include lactation consulting and physical therapy via its new service Heal Health Network (HHN). The company, now providing access to in-home medical care in Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco…

November 13, 2017

Local “Shop with Your Doc” Events Planned to Help Consumers Make Healthy Holiday Food Choices

Providence St. Joseph Health's Southern California region is expanding its "Shop with Your Doc" program throughout Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The program brings medical experts into communities to help people make healthier decisions in their everyday lives.

November 13, 2017

Report Examines the Value of Digital Health, Names Top Apps

The impact of digital health on patient care is accelerating with the increasing adoption of mobile health apps and wearable sensors. Health-related mobile applications available to consumers now surpass 318,500 — nearly double the number available just two years ago…

November 13, 2017

Some Insurers Raking In Huge Profits from Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight, and payments to doctors often paltry. But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds their…

November 13, 2017

Wave of Retirements by Baby-Boomer Nurses Now Adds to Shortage Crisis of Healthcare Workers

The long-predicted wave of retirements among baby-boomer nurses is already under way, new data suggests. This news from the 2017 AMN Healthcare Survey of Registered Nurses intensifies the growing crisis of healthcare workforce shortages, forewarned by recent projections from the…

November 13, 2017

CMS Says 2018 Physician Fee Schedule, QPP Final Rules Help Lift Regulatory Burdens for Providers

Key takeaways from CMS guidance on how to get credit for this activity includes, according to C and M Health: Clinicians should use digital tools in such a way that allows them to provide ongoing guidance and assessments for patients…

November 06, 2017

Med Schools Working to Address Opioid Crisis

The recent announcement declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency thrust the epidemic further into the spotlight, but medical schools across the country have been working to change the way they train future doctors to treat drug addiction for…

November 06, 2017

Trump Administration’s Approach to ACA May Negatively Affect Latino Enrollment

Latinos, who just a year ago were highly sought customers for the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace plans, may not get the same hard sell this year.

November 06, 2017

Proposed Tax Bill Would Eliminate Deduction for High Medical Costs

The tax bill unveiled by Republicans in the House on Thursday would not, as had been rumored, eliminate the tax penalty for failure to have health insurance. But it would eliminate a decades-old deduction for people with very high medical…

November 06, 2017

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HOWARD J. FEDEROFF NAMED BOARD CHAIR OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS | Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, vice chancellor, health affairs and CEO, UCI Health System at the University of California, Irvine, was named chair of the Board…

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