Posts tagged "Medicare"
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.

Aug. 23 news: Diabetes, Medicare, Planned Parenthood

Federal appeals court rules Planned Parenthood will not remain in Texas Women’s Health Program; study shows older fathers more likely than younger ones to produce children with autism and schizophrenia; and can weight loss surgery prevent diabetes? Read these and other stories topping public health news on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

Aug. 10 news: Medicare benefits, climate change, AIDS pill

Scary CDC finding reveals gonorrhea becoming increasingly resistant to treatment; swine flu has infected 145 people since July 12; and NASA director warns of future consequences of climate change. Read these and other stories headlining public health news for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.

House to adopt ‘devastating’ budget resolution

The U.S. House of Representatives today is expected to adopt a budget blueprint for fiscal year 2013 that would have harmful consequences for public health, advocates say.

Berwick to keynote APHA Midyear Meeting

Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who helped guide early implementation of health reform, will deliver the keynote address during the opening session of APHA’s Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., June 26-28.
Q&A with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, APHA's 2011 Legislator of the Year

Q&A with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, APHA’s 2011 Legislator of the Year

Rep. Jan Schakowsky has been representing her Illinois' district since 1998 and recently earned praise as APHA's Distinguished Public Health Legislator. Find out what inspires her to be an outspoken advocate and how work as a community organizer prepared her to make a difference in the halls of Congress.