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Sens. Wyden, Booker urge agencies and companies to address algorithm bias in health care

Sen. Ron Wyden joined with Sen. Cory Booker to fire off letters to the Federal Trade Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, asking them to provide more information on how they are addressing bias in algorithms used in health car.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2019

Blue Fund awards $2.5M to 12 nonprofit agencies

The charitable arm of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has awarded $2.5 million to support 12 health-based projects across the region. The funds will address projects on behavioral health, cardiovascular health, diabetes, health-care workfo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 3rd, 2019

More training necessary to improve transgender care: report

A new report from nonprofit health plan Amida Care outlines what health care providers and insurance companies can be doing to address the poor physical and behavioral health of many transgender... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 7th, 2019

16 local companies land spots on $1.6 billion CMS contract

Big-ticket defense programs and technology modernization work get most of the attention in government contracting but there’s big business in supporting federal agencies with a health care mission......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

The one surprising thing the Trump administration got right on health care

Letting patients in on the true cost of MRIs, hip replacements and other procedures has been shown to bring down costs — which is why hospitals and insurance companies have sworn to fight it......»»

Category: topSource: washpost9 hr. 17 min. ago

Why you should market your company to potential employees

Finding talent is a key component in running a successful company. In many industries, especially technology, health care, and construction, the shortage of qualified workers makes recruiting difficult for employers. Larger companies have budget.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2019

Home health agencies boost options for patients and workers alike

Buffalo-area home health care agencies say they're seeing more patients than they were five years ago. That has them working to improve how the administer care to those patients while also making conditions good for their employees......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2019

Minnesota companies with self-funded health care plans may be able to save on stop-loss insurance

Companies often turn to self-funded health insurance plans to reduce costs. But larger-than-expected claims the employer might face could negate any savings employers anticipate over the cost of a fully insured plan. Companies can purchase stop-l.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2019

Who"s dealing with the biggest student loan payments?

Student loan payments can reach nearly $700 a month on average for borrowers who work at private health care companies, base.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 4th, 2019

Customized programs help leading company keep employees healthy and costs lower

Keeping employees healthy, happy and engaged while controlling health care costs can be a challenge for companies – but it’s crucial in recruiting and retaining the best talent. In 2017, Johnsonville LLC, a family-owned company founded in 1945 an.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2019

Companies investing in an ACO see healthier employees and lower health care costs

Employers have a vested interest in improving the overall health of their employees. Partnering with a high-performing Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can help employers improve health care quality and reduce the costs of health coverage for th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 1st, 2019

City invests $37M in "new chapter" for mental health

The city will spend $37 million on services aimed at people with serious mental illnesses as it looks to address gaps in care, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The largest portion, $23... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 26th, 2019

Next Avenue: Tech companies roll out some useful tools for managing your retirement and investments

One offers an income plan, a Social Security optimizer and retirement health care cost projections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 22nd, 2019

Americans already pay a ‘gigantic’ hidden health-care tax, economists say

We're just paying it to private insurance companies rather than the federal government......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 16th, 2019

Q&A: Banner CFO talks hospital finances as market continues to shift

Financing is changing for hospitals and health care systems. Banner Health CFO Dennis Laraway knows that first-hand, and he sees how companies need to adapt to move forward......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 11th, 2019

5 European Health Care Companies With High Business Quality

European markets offer opportunities as investors await US-China trade talksCheck out Warren Buffe.....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusOct 9th, 2019

Colorado"s proposal for public-option health insurance leans on hospitals to address costs

The Colorado Division of Insurance and the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing have released their draft report for the state’s plan for a public health-insurance option......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 7th, 2019

WebMD buying Merck subsidiary to boost reach

Manhattan-based WebMD said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Reading, Mass.–based Aptus Health, which helps companies engage health care professionals and consumers through digital channels and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 7th, 2019

Why Coordinated Behavioral Care wants to be a testing ground for tech companies

As the health care industry continues its shift toward value-based care, Manhattan-based Coordinated Behavioral Care is keenly aware of the impact that emerging technologies stand to have in... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 7th, 2019

Notable Insider Buys In The Past Week: Immunomedics, Tenet Healthcare, Ulta Beauty

Insider buying can be an encouraging signal for potential investors. Two health care companies saw notable insider buying this past week. A director at a specialty retailer added to his stake as well. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 6th, 2019

5 Undervalued-Predictable Companies to Consider on Strong Job Growth

September jobs report sees strong growth in health care and industrial sectorsCheck out John Rogers Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of John Rogers (Updated on 10/03/2019), Check out PRIMECAP Management Stock Picks .....»»

Category: blogSource: gurufocusOct 4th, 2019