Posts tagged "Medicare"

April 10 news: Men with eating disorders, dental hygiene, exercise and the aging brain

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

April 9 news: Medicare data, mental health notes, NPHW Twitter chat

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

March 17 news: Colon cancer rates, infant obesity risks, California measles

Check out the latest public health news for Monday, March 17, 2014.

Jan. 31 news: Detroit violence, youth sports, antibiotics used on food animals

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Jan. 9 news: Smoking in China, slowing health costs, kids and dental insurance

Check out the latest in public health news for Jan. 9, 2014.
Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Q&A with Jim Hester on innovating population health

Read our newest Q&A with Jim Hester, a senior advisor on population health systems, on why he thinks innovation holds tremendous promise for solving the nation’s greatest challenges in population health.

July 26 news: Mental health cuts, Medicare stars, Mers virus

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, July 26, 2013.

ACA ‘navigators’ to improve access to care

To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
Computerized nurses might improve health care, researchers say

Computerized nurses might improve health care, researchers say

Computerized nursing — a new trend in hospitals and other health care settings — is helping deliver quality care, according to a presenter at this week's Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston.
HHS awards states $300 million for ACA proposals

HHS awards states $300 million for ACA proposals

Health insurance options for every U.S. citizen take effect Jan. 1, 2014, under Affordable Care Act provisions. To prepare, many states governments are revamping their health care delivery systems in advance.
RWJF: Hospital readmissions are high, often avoidable

RWJF: Hospital readmissions are high, often avoidable

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation calls it “the revolving door syndrome.” In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted in 30 days, largely because four out of every five patients have no direct communication with their doctors after leaving the hospital.

Dec. 21 news: Fiscal cliff, mental illness, Medicare, gun costs

Year-end fiscal negotiations continue to stall; 117 million Medicare claims denied in 2010, prompting more aggressive senior response; and Georges Benjamin, APHA executive director, discusses gun deaths with Huffington Post. Read these and other public health stories for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.