CMS: 2021 Medicare Advantage premiums to hit lowest point since 2007

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CMS: 2021 Medicare Advantage premiums to hit lowest point since 2007. pminemyer. Thu, 09/24/2020 - 19:45

CMS: 2020 Medicare Advantage rates lowest since 2007 as supplemental benefits take hold

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Premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decline next year by 14% compared with 2019 as plans aim to offer more choices, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Which doctors are most likely to get in trouble for fraudulent billing? Study offers new clues

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Physicians were more likely to be excluded from public insurance reimbursement programs due to fraud between 2007 and 2017 if they were older, male, or had osteopathic training

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Accolade files for $100M IPO. Here are 5 things to know

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Founded in 2007, the company provides a health benefits platform for employers. Health technology company Accolade filed Friday to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering. Accolade's S-1 filing reveals key business details publicly for the first time.

Treat Exclusion Like Pollution: The Benefits of Embedding Accessibility Into the Digital Workplace and How to Go About It

Healthcare IT Today

A child born in Japan in 2007 will have more […]. The following is a guest article by Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility at Atos. Like decarbonization, inclusion is essential to a truly sustainable society.

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged. Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience

Rush University Medical Center, clinicians hit with malpractice suit over birth defects 

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Rush University Medical Center and several of its clinicians were hit this week with a malpractice lawsuit that alleges a baby born at the hospital in 2007 was left disabled following a series of medical errors.

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Mental Health at CES 2022 – The Consumer’s Context for Wellbeing in the New Year

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: In this first week of January 2022 with CES kicking off its show of digital health innovations, along with other consumer categories of electronics at home and in connected cars ( which I covered here in Health Populi back in 2007 before I began to attend CES!),

Senior Safety: Death from Falls

Christina's Considerations

The CDC just released data on unintentional injuries for persons age 65+ in the US between 2007 and 2016. While unintentional injuries are the seventh leading cause of death, falls account for the largest percentage. 1/4 of US residents aged. Healthy Children and Families The Patient Experience

Heating up competition with Apple in the smartwatch space, Google acquires Fitbit for $2.1B

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Fitbit launched in 2007 and was considered a pioneer of the consumer fitness tracking market, quickly becoming the market leader. Following media reports of a possible deal earlier this week, Google announced it is acquiring wearables company for $7.25 per share in cash, valuing the company at $2.1 billion. Other players have since entered the market including Apple, Garmin, and Samsung

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Digital Health Tools Are Finding Business Models – IQVIA’s 2021 Read on the Health of Digital Health

Health Populi

The IQVIA team are serious about getting to the clinical evidence, and this year point out a growing base of over 2,000 studies published since 2007 — 1,500 of which were published in the past five years, so the pace of change is tilting dramatically up and to the right.

What Poor Birth and Maternity Outcomes in the U.S. Say About American Healthcare & “Infrastructure”

Health Populi

The first blog post I wrote on Health Populi back when this site launched at Labor Day 2007 was on this very topic — that the huge percentage of gross domestic product the U.S.

Job #1 for Next President: Reduce Health Care Costs – Commonwealth Fund & NBC News Poll

Health Populi

This concept has underpinned Health Populi since I wrote the first post in this blog in September 2007 on the cost of health care, featuring this picture from Tom’s Shell characterizing the high costs of petrol at the pump in the midst of the oil crisis. Four in five U.S.

Primary Care 2.0 – How Crossover Health is “Re-Bundling” Health Care

Health Populi

Scott founded Crossover Health in 2007 with the vision of surrounding the patient with care. In 2020, investments in digital health reached $14.1 bn , much of which went into niche applications like lab testing, medication adherence, and on-demand triage for urgent care.

Surprise, Surprise: Most Americans Have Faced a “Surprise” Medical Bill

Health Populi

I wrote my first post on Health Populi nearly eleven years ago Labor Day week 2007. of the GDP and that PPO reached $28,166 — nearly two times the 2007 cost. Most Americans have been surprised by a medical bill, a NORC AmeriSpeak survey found. Who’s responsible? Nearly all Americans (86% net responsible) first blame health insurance companies, followed by hospitals (82%). Fewer U.S.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated Our Demand for Wellness – Learning from Ogilvy

Health Populi

Every company is a tech company, strategy consultants asserted over the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed that every company is a health and wellness company now, at least in the eyes of consumers around the world.

Behavioral Health Side-Effects in the COVID Era

Health Populi

In 2007, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter allied with David Wellstone, Paul’s son, to lobby Congress to pass mental health insurance legislation. .

Americans Lost Future Life-Years in 2020: How Much Life Was Lost Depends on the Color of One’s Skin

Health Populi

“Provisional life expectancy at birth in the first half of 2020 was the lowest level since 2006 for both the total population and for males, and was the lowest level since 2007 for females,” the report observes.

Medical Issues Are Still The #1 Contributor to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Health Populi

The report, Medical Bankruptcy: Still Common Despite the Affordable Care Act , updates research from 2007 which was conducted by two of this new study’s authors, Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, along with other colleagues. In the 2007 analysis, a roughly similar proportion of U.S. Medical costs in America are still the top contributor to personal bankruptcy in the U.S., a risk factor in two-thirds of bankruptcies filed between 2013 and 2016.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

Health Populi

Here is the first “good news” line chart, showing declining medical trend from 2007 to next year in 2019. That’s one-half the high point at nearly 12% in 2007. In 2007, the year I launched Health Populi , the inaugural post focused on just this issue; the post was titled, “Health care is the #1 line item in our national economy…and taking more out of your pocket.”

For older adults, the future of wearables is predictive

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The Quantified Self , coined in 2007 as a fringe concept , is now mainstream and migrating rapidly into personal health management. Wearable devices make up an $81.5 billion global market in 2021.

CMS.gov - Untitled Article

CMS.gov

Want to know the percentage of people who have a Medicare Advantage plan compared to all people with Medicare in Maryland from 2007 to 2011? Or perhaps the top 10 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for services provided in 2008? You can find answers to these types of questions using the newly launched Medicare Enrollment Dashboard and Part B Physician/Supplier Dashboard

Dr. Burnout – The 2021 Medscape Physician Burnout & Suicide Report

Health Populi

When the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) developed the concept of the Triple Aim in 2007, it was founded on three pillars: enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and lowering per capita health care costs. Physicians in the U.S.

Re-Tweeting Sanofi’s Tweet: Inclusion Matters for Health, Wellness, and the Body Politic

Health Populi

” Health Populi’s Hot Points: The uniquely American challenge of health disparities, especially relating to race, is a topic I’ve covered many times since the launch of Health Populi in 2007.

Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Then the iPhone emerged in 2007 , along with the now-declining Fitbit. Telehealth got its first big workout with veterans in 2007. Look back to remind us where we are. Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary. The intent was simplification of the basics for the tech-reluctant – sending email, looking at information online.

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

In 2007 to 2008, Capsule started to shift from departmental to enterprise-wide solutions, when connectivity extended into lower acuity units were most hospital patients are located. For example, Cerner OEM'd technology from Cardiopulmonary for their medical device connectivity and remote ICU solution, starting in 2007. On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount.

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The “e-CareManagement Blog” is now “The Healthcare Platform Blog”

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In 2007 a client asked me a question. You've been a subscriber to receive new postings on e-CareManagement Blog. I'm writing to let you know about a shift in direction -- the e-CareManagement Blog is becoming "The Healthcare Platform Blog".

Self-Care Is Healthcare In Consumers’ Hands, Peaking on Google Trends

Health Populi

in December 2007, and tracked “self-care” searches to today, 15 March 2019. Today, the number of searches on Google using the phrase “self-care” reached a high, shown in the line graph I created on Google Trends and marked up in red. A Google search overall yielded over 2 billion results. I started this search when the Great Recession began in the U.S.

Everyone – not just older adults – has lost the tech user interface war

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The BMW iDrive example from 2007 prompted some drivers to turn around and bring the car back to the showroom.

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Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

Emergin was acquired by Philips in 2007. Years ago, many hospitals bought an Emergin messaging middleware system as a point solution to bring messaging to specific interfaced systems. Many of these were used to get event data out of nursecall and other systems that was communicated to caregivers or some other point of care use case. These point solutions were installed in closets or data centers and not given much more thought.

Why CTA’s Shepherding AI Is Important for Re-Imagining Healthcare

Health Populi

For example, here’s my Health Populi write-up of Toyota , for example, and its wellness car from 2007. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), collaborating with industry stakeholders, has ushered in a standard for artificial intelligence in health care.

Web introduction to a crowd-sourcing platform for COVID-19 “information therapy”

Society for Participatory Medicine

See our 2007 post that mentions Josh Seidman PhD’s Center for Information Therapy – he went on to be president of SPM.) “Information therapy” has long been part of the participatory medicine mindset.

How Empathy, Education, Communication and the PAST Model transformed Sickle Cell Patient Care

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Brenda Merriweather, MSN RN, graduated from the University Of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 with a Masters in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Adults Program.

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

are concepting, which I wrote about back in 2007 focusing on Toyota’s wellness car concept. The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals.

States Get $665 Million From HHS For Innovations

ACA Times

According to HHS preliminary estimates, the various innovation models and quality improvements it has supported have helped reduce hospital readmissions by 150,000, or nearly 8%, between 2007 and 2013, and have saved 50,000 lives and $12 billion in spending from 2010 to 2013. Grants totaling over $665 million will go to 28 states, 3 territories and the District Columbia to design and test innovative and delivery models aimed at improving quality and lowering costs under the Act.

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Pendent medical alerts evolve – and will disappear

Aging in Place Technology Watch

One positive -- it validated the business strategies of competitors, including the two Stanford MBAs that bought VRI in 2007. Surprise (maybe) – Philips puts Lifeline business up for auction. How do I know this?

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Considering Technology Adoption -- AARP’s 2008 Healthy@Home

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The iPhone had just been released in June of 2007, so this survey did not ask about smartphone use – there was no Digital Health (a " check engine light for your body! "); the Longevity Economy hadn’t been invented; Fitbit was a 2007 new clip-on tracker , and Facebook was still a campus toy. The survey was fielded in December of 2007 with a population of 907 adults aged 65-98 (the mean age was 74).

Five tech and aging blog posts from October 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

The iPhone had just been released in June of 2007, so this survey did not ask about smartphone use – there was no Digital Health (a " check engine light for your body! "); the Longevity Economy hadn’t been invented; Fitbit was a 2007 new clip-on tracker , and Facebook was still a campus toy. The survey was fielded in December of 2007 with a population of 907 adults aged 65-98 (the mean age was 74). October was a long and extravagant month for the tech market.

5 FAQS About Protein-Rich Diet in Elderly

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WHO; Genevo, Switzerland: 2007. Skeletal muscle mass and strength loss are significant contributors to higher mortality, morbidity, and lower quality of life in the elderly.

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3 Ways Remote Patient Monitoring Help Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

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2007 Apr 28; 334(7599): 894–898. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a significant psychiatric condition that has a variety of poor physical and mental health consequences. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a low body weight, a strong fear of gaining weight, and a negative body image.