Heart Health at #CES2019 – Food and Tech as Medicine

Health Populi

An important example of this self-care approach is the evidence-based Ornish food regimen which is reimbursed by Medicare (as a form of cardiac rehabilitation). Exercising regularly.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Note the new alliance between Walmart and Anthem to channel OTC meds to Medicare Advantage members). Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers.

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Will Consumers Cross the Cost-and-Trust Chasm Between Prescription Drugs and Hospitals?

Health Populi

published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found a close link between electoral politics and Medicare: that is, between legislative processes in the U.S. People in the U.S.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

Health Populi

Sanders, noting his call for big new government benefits like universal health care through Medicare for All and free college tuition. Senator Harris, too, mentioned government benefits like free college and Medicare for All as her health plan preference.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

It is difficult to behave like Rational Economic Man and Woman as a patient in the American health care labyrinth; but that doesn’t mean people aren’t exercising new muscles and choosing services delivered in newer, lower-cost sites. Today is Boxing Day and St.

OCR will ease restrictions on telehealth tech during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"This exercise of discretion applies to telehealth provided for any reason, regardless of whether the telehealth service is related to the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions related to COVID-19."


Consumers Want Help With Health: Can Healthcare Providers Supply That Demand?

Health Populi

Instead, attending to health and wellbeing, staying true to an exercise regime, maintaining good nutrition, and managing stress top U.S. Among people who have health insurance, managing the costs of their medical care doesn’t rank as a top frustration.

Bringing Telehealth to the Rehabilitation Industry

Advanced Medical Reviews

Telehealth treatments in regards to physical therapy are currently not covered by Medicare. The future of telehealth continues to build interest due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness.

The U.S. Can’t Afford Not to Have a Cure for Diabetes

Insulin Nation

economy, but the thought exercise is eye-opening. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the national health care expenditure, in total, for 2014 was $3 trillion, growing 5.3 health care expenditure and one-third of Medicare expenditures, or $600 billion a year.

Telemedicine Today: May 2016

American Well

The solutions discussed and the research studies shared aren’t just exciting intellectual exercises: they are trying to address the real life problems and challenges that affect us all as human beings and consumers of healthcare services. Other key findings include: Accuracy in language and cognitive exercises improved 15% in individuals with severe impairments by completing 100 exercises, and 40% for those completing 500 or more of the same exercises.

6 Ways Telemedicine Helps Control Diabetes


Often the link between diabetes and depression functions as a cycle, with low blood sugar creating a feeling of malaise and lethargy that can then contribute to poor eating habits, lack of exercise and self-neglect. It’s November and that means it’s National Diabetes Month.

HIStalk Interviews Eric Widen, CEO, HBI Solutions

HIStalk Interviews

However, Medicare is the largest payer and people consume the most of their costs and incur most of their diseases as they stay in those programs longer. With managed Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare HCO plans, you get more of a longitudinal outlook on patients. Beyond Medicare, the VA has the incentive to pay attention to long-term patient outcomes and to implement mental health programs.

Understanding the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring

InTouch Health

Providers can use remote patient monitoring to improve medication adherence and make sure patients are maintaining a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise, and avoiding negative habits that can worsen their chronic condition. Reducing hospital readmission rates and improving patient outcomes can also increase Medicare reimbursement rates and help facilities improve their reputations among consumers and the healthcare industry at large.

2019 Telehealth Predictions: The Emergence of a Game-Changer for Healthcare

American Well

Predicting how change will evolve, and where and when it will emerge, is a fascinating but also error-prone exercise. The transition of telehealth from emergent-care settings into chronic-care settings is supported by the CHRONIC Care Act, which will release Medicare Advantage dollars to providers treating chronically ill patients remotely. Throughout 2018, we witnessed across-the-board advances in the world of telemedicine.

Why Alexa’s bedside manner is bad for health care

Lloyd Price

Without stepping into a gym or a clinic, a startup called Kinetxx will provide patients with virtual physical therapy, along with messaging and exercise logging. Amazon has opened a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data.

Virtual Reality Applications in Workers’ Compensation Reviews

Advanced Medical Reviews

Restrictive telehealth payment rules under programs like Medicare. Instead of going to a gym, they would be able to exercise targeted muscles and bones through a specialized game-like experience in VR. Since at least the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been floated as one of the next big things in consumer and business tech.

Addressing the Most Common Concerns about Remote Health Management

care innovations

It’s a valid exercise.

Carl Armato’s Diabetes Focus at Novant Health

Insulin Nation

It gave me discipline — not only about diet, exercise, and sleep habits ? We spoke with Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health ? link] — about his T1D journey and his new book, A Future with Hope.

Weekender 1/25/19

HIStalk Weekender

Researchers note that Medicare patient readmissions within 30 days dropped sharply after CMS started penalizing hospitals financially, but the death rate appears to have increased during the same period. It would be a good exercise nonetheless. Recent Medicare Recipient ).

2019 Telehealth Predictions: The Emergence of a Game-Changer for Healthcare

American Well

Predicting how change will evolve, and where and when it will emerge, is a fascinating but also error-prone exercise. Throughout 2018, we witnessed across-the-board advances in the world of telemedicine.

Weekender 9/21/18

HIStalk Weekender

Weekly News Recap. Pathologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center complain that its executives and board members received equity in pathology decision support company Paige.AI after MSKCC gave the company exclusive access to its archive of patient tissue slides.

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The Consumer and the Payor, Bingo and Trust: My Day At Medecision Liberator Bootcamp

Health Populi

Politics underpin what’s happening in health plans in the public sector, and I spoke a bit about Medicare and Medicaid. To succeed in the business of health information technology (HIT), a company has to be very clear on the problems it’s trying to address.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Health system employees have access to a wellness program with subsidized fitness center locations and exercise classes. Many locations also include an on-site exercise facility and flu shots. [link].