As the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline inches closer, many insurers haven't announced whether they have implemented accommodation periods--when they will pay claims that aren't coded correctly as long as they're in the right family of codes, reports Health Data Management.
What if patients thought of getting healthcare, even paying insurance premiums, more like treating themselves to new jewelry than forking out cash for a necessary evil? That's one aspiration of Zoom (formerly Zoomcare), the Portland–Oregon based company planning to redesign a full array of medical and health insurance services to create an "insanely great experience" for its target customer base, according to an article from Fast Company.
Many experts encourage patients to look outside of their institution or healthcare network for second opinions, increasing the demand for independent online services dedicated specifically to providing patients with another perspective on their diagnosis, according to The Wall Street Journal.
There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.
In this exclusive FierceHealthcare special report, we explore some of the obstacles to innovation and how these unique ventures offer lasting lessons to healthcare leaders who want to drive change in the industry.
The White House Precision Medicine Initiative might do well to borrow some of the concepts already in use in health information exchange and health IT, according to comments released by the American Bar Association's Health Law Section on the proposed privacy and trust principles issued by the Precision Medicine Initiative Interagency Working Group.
Humana has been an early IT adopter, making analytics a foundational piece of its clinical operations and consumer engagement efforts--and has reaped the benefits, reports Enterprise Apps Today.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has become the latest insurer to be slapped with lawsuit following a cyberattack that compromised its customers' sensitive information.
While exchange of data between hospitals and outside providers is increasing, the industry still faces many barriers when it comes to interoperability.
A new study from the University of California, Riverside reveals how people use social media and online health forums. Hospitals can use the findings to help reach underserved communities and prevent the spread of misinformation.