Humana VP provides payers’ perspective on MA Hospice Carve-In, Year One

Hospice News recently sat down with Kirk Allen, senior vice president of the home care segment at Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to discuss the payor’s perspective on the first year of the hospice component of the demonstration of value-based assurance design (VBID). Some hospices have reported discrepancies between the design …

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How Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing Will Drive Value-Based Care

The shift to value-based care in the United States has been slow in coming, in large part because providers have continued to cling to the traditional ‘fee-for-service’ model of health care that historically has worked well for them. The shift to value-based care (VBC) in the United States has been …

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Fight against gas prices, the United States will release 50 million barrels of oil

By Josh Boak and Colleen Long, The Associated Press November 23, 2021. President Joe Biden speaks as he announces he is appointing Jerome Powell to a second four-year term as Federal Reserve Chairman, during an event at the South Court Auditorium of the complex of the White House in Washington, …

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Ann Arbor’s anesthesiologist convicted of stealing opioids from VA medical center

A former certified nurse anesthetist at Ann Arbor VA Medical Center was sentenced on Nov. 9 to three years probation for stealing controlled substances, including several types of opioids, from hospital dispensers, the acting prosecutor said of the United States, Saima S. Mohsin, in a statement. Press release. While Elizabeth …

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Quality of care decreases with private ownership of nursing homes, study finds

Retirement homes acquired by private equity firms have seen an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among long-term residents and rising Medicare costs, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The results, published Nov. 19 in the JAMA Health Forum, suggest that the quality of …

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Senior informed: Does Medicare cover scooters or wheelchairs?

Dear wise elder,I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have difficulty moving around. How do I get a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare?Need a ride Dear need, If you are registered with the original Medicare, obtaining a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare begins with …

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East Washington Walla Walla Veterans Struggle to Find the Right Mental Health Care | Mental Health

Veteran care is a topic very familiar to Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Along with United States Senator Patty Murray, United States Representative for the 5th District of Washington State has made health care for those who have served in the military a focal point of her campaigns and career in Congress. …

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How can we improve health care for the homeless?

Building trust, ensuring continuity of care and doing no harm are key principles for improving health care for homeless or “homeless” people, experts said at an online briefing hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy Wednesday. “Trust is a big issue” among the homeless, said David Peery, JD, co-chair of …

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