Healthcare in the United States

OneShare Health Announces July 1Share For OneShare Partner Charity

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 5:00pm

IRVING, Texas, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --OneShare Health, an ACA-exemptHealth Care Sharing Ministry and Christian nonprofit , has announced that its 1Share For OneShare charity initiative will be partnering with Jews for Jesus during July.

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  • IRVING, Texas, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --OneShare Health, an ACA-exemptHealth Care Sharing Ministry and Christian nonprofit , has announced that its 1Share For OneShare charity initiative will be partnering with Jews for Jesus during July.
  • "Just like OneShare Health, Rett's Roost wants to help people discover a life overflowing with hope, peace, and joy.
  • Anyone who would like to nominate a charity is invited to visit OneShareHealth.com or follow OneShare Health on social media.
  • About OneShare Health: OneShare Health is an ACA-exempt, non-profit, Christian Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM) based in Irving, Texas, that facilitates the sharing of medical expenses among individuals and families who are united by a set of shared religious beliefs.

HealthPivots' report compares COVID-19 patients' post-acute discharge disposition with circulatory and respiratory patients

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HealthPivots has published a publicly available white paper, Comparison of COVID-19 Dispositions to Circulatory and Respiratory Diagnostic Cohorts, exploring differences in disposition following hospitalization of COVID-19 patients compared to patients from circulatory and respiratory diagnostic groups.

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  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HealthPivots has published a publicly available white paper, Comparison of COVID-19 Dispositions to Circulatory and Respiratory Diagnostic Cohorts, exploring differences in disposition following hospitalization of COVID-19 patients compared to patients from circulatory and respiratory diagnostic groups.
  • HealthPivots provides data analytics to post-acute providers including hospices, home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities and healthcare systems.
  • "Whether they are hospices, home care agencies or skilled nursing facilities, all of our clients serve patients that may be at high risk for complications and death from COVID-19.
  • This white paper describes the hospital discharge profiles of the first wave of COVID-19 patients," explains Jay Cushman, CEO of HealthPivots.

Picwell Launches Revolutionary Product Aimed at Taking the Guesswork Out of Health Savings Accounts

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 5:15pm

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Picwell is excited to announce today the launch of Interactive HSA, a hands-on planning tool for health savings accounts.

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  • PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Picwell is excited to announce today the launch of Interactive HSA, a hands-on planning tool for health savings accounts.
  • Interactive HSA takes the guesswork out of health savings accounts by educating and guiding employees to the appropriate contribution amounts while also helping employers maintain Consumer-Directed health plan (CDHP) strategies.
  • "Interactive HSA is truly revolutionary in its ability to provide support to both employers and employees simultaneously," says Matthew Sydney, President and CEO of Picwell.
  • Along with comprehensive education modules, Interactive HSA provides a gamified experience with innovative features such as a contribution slider, per paycheck calculator and tax savings calculator.

Health Benefits Company Gravie Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Zero-Copay, Zero-Deductible Employer-Sponsored Health Plan

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 4:30pm

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravie , an innovative health benefits company, today introduced thefirst-of-its-kind zero-deductible, zero-copay health plan.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravie , an innovative health benefits company, today introduced thefirst-of-its-kind zero-deductible, zero-copay health plan.
  • Gravie Comfort represents a new model for employer-sponsored health plans, offering full coverage for most services on day one of the plan.
  • "The majority of individuals who get their health insurance through their employer are frustrated bythe continuing reduction in the level of coverage that their health benefits offer," said MarekCiolko, CEO of Gravie.
  • With Gravie, employers no longer have to navigate the complexities of the health benefits industry on their own, and employees have access to better, more tailored benefits that they can actually use.

CirrusMD Selected as Telemedicine Vendor for Businessolver's MyChoice(SM) Market Benefits Marketplace

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

DENVER, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CirrusMD , a text-first virtual care solution, today announced that it was selected by Businessolver , the leader in SaaS-based benefits technology and services, as part of the MyChoice SM Market benefits marketplace .

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  • DENVER, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CirrusMD , a text-first virtual care solution, today announced that it was selected by Businessolver , the leader in SaaS-based benefits technology and services, as part of the MyChoice SM Market benefits marketplace .
  • Individuals moving into a benefits ineligible status, as well as those terminated or furloughed from employment, canhave instant, text-first access to physicians through the CirrusMD platform.
  • CirrusMD enables employees to access a live physician from any web-enabled device, with no upfront paywalls, waits or appointments.
  • CirrusMD was selected for the MyChoice Market benefits marketplace alongside national payers, including Anthem, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, Cigna and more.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Healthcare Market, 2020 - Presents Key Growth Opportunities in Life Sciences, Medical Technologies, Digital Health, and Medical Imaging Industries

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:45pm

This study provides actionable predictions and growth opportunities for major healthcare segments and markets during and after the pandemic.

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  • This study provides actionable predictions and growth opportunities for major healthcare segments and markets during and after the pandemic.
  • This disruption has created multiple opportunities along the healthcare value chain for both incumbents and established market participants.
  • The research service covers Pharmaceuticals and biotech, in vitro diagnostics, medical technologies, medical imaging, and healthcare IT.
  • The scope of this study is global, and it covers all 5 major healthcare sectors: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, patient monitoring, medical imaging, in vitro diagnostics, and healthcare IT.

SPH Analytics Announces Dedicated Solution for California's Integrated Healthcare Association Commercial HMO AMP Program

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm

ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SPH Analytics , a leader in healthcare quality and experience analytics, today announced that it has expanded its top-rated population health solution to support California-based Integrated Healthcare Association's (IHA's) Commercial HMO Align.

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  • ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SPH Analytics , a leader in healthcare quality and experience analytics, today announced that it has expanded its top-rated population health solution to support California-based Integrated Healthcare Association's (IHA's) Commercial HMO Align.
  • IHA's Commercial HMO AMP program was originally launched in 2001, and has grown into one of the largest value-based performance benchmarking programs in the country.
  • With this product expansion, provider organizations can now use the SPH Analytics solution to participate as a self-reporting provider organization in the Commercial HMO AMP program.
  • "The AMP program has been an industry leader for many years," said Kevin Weinstein, President, Population Health at SPH Analytics.

Global Healthcare BPO Market (2020 to 2025) - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 11:17am

Most hospitals are presently dependent on third-party providers for denial management service, as they lack the expert knowledge and time to manage the reimbursement process.

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  • Most hospitals are presently dependent on third-party providers for denial management service, as they lack the expert knowledge and time to manage the reimbursement process.
  • Most common billing errors include failure to verify insurance, filing an incomplete claim, coding errors, lack of specificity, and missing filing deadlines.
  • Most of the care providers are presently addressing the challenge, by working with third-party medical billing professionals who are expert in the overall revenue cycle management.
  • Currently, North America dominates the market for healthcare BPO and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years.

Gap Inc. Launches B2B Sales for Organizations to Purchase Reusable, Non-Medical Grade Cloth Face Masks

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced it has launched a B2B product program focused on offering large organizations high-quality reusable, non-medical grade cloth face masks* to supply to their employees as they welcome them back to work.

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  • Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced it has launched a B2B product program focused on offering large organizations high-quality reusable, non-medical grade cloth face masks* to supply to their employees as they welcome them back to work.
  • To date, Gap Inc.s recently-launched B2B face mask program has sold approximately 10 million non-medical grade face masks to employers, including the City of New York, the State of California , Kaiser Permanente and a leading consulting firm.
  • In the face of this pandemic, the Gap Inc. team was able to quickly respond to a customer need for masks.
  • For more information about the brand-new B2B Gap Inc. face mask program, visit here .

Glytec and ThunderCat Technology Partner to Improve Glycemic Management at VA Hospitals

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:30pm

Glytec , the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, and ThunderCat Technology , a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology products and services to government organizations, today announced a partnership to help improve glycemic management within hospitals operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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  • Glytec , the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, and ThunderCat Technology , a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology products and services to government organizations, today announced a partnership to help improve glycemic management within hospitals operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Together, Glytec and ThunderCat will extend Glytecs reach into the VA health system by making Glytecs Glucommander software widely available to improve patient outcomes and reduce cost of care for the large population of veterans with diabetes.
  • However, that need is higher in VA hospitals because 25% of veteran patients are living with diabetes , compared to about 10% of the general public.
  • While inpatient glycemic management remains a broader issue across the U.S. health system, helping to improve care and outcomes at the VA is especially important and can have a very dramatic impact.