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pasiphae207 (pasiphae207) wrote,
@ 2011-11-08 12:31:00
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    Current mood:cheerful

    Aiss health business daily: latest issue

    Nov. 7, 2011

    Todays dilemma is delivered by AIS's Health Plan Week, the industry's leading way to obtain objective business, financial and regulatory news of the medical insurance industry. Today's
    Featured Story

    Success of Blues Plans Medical Homes Initiatives Prompts Growth

    Reprinted from Health Plan Week


    Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) projects run by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) have proven so successful in improving patient outcomes and keeping medical costs in check, both the Blues plans report, that they are aiming to improve the programs to more primary care physician (PCP) practices . . . . Read Full Story


    From your AIS Blogs

    Backing Up the Back-up Tapes: a Privacy/Security Concern for all those Entities


    The largest medical data breach on record occurred recently whenever a thief made off with back-up tapes - items widely used by hospitals and also other providers to keep patient data. Experts say covered entities and work associates should make sure the tapes are secured, both by encryption and also by more physical means . . . Learn more


    Quote
    through the day

    "Paying on an expensive therapeutic regimen that will improve outcomes later on years ensures cost today. The staff member might be employed elsewhere, or perhaps the employer may have selected an alternative health plan before that benefit is realized - in these and also other ways, fragmentation individuals health system is really a challenge for pushing for and demonstrating longer-term outcomes. "


    - Elan Rubinstein, Pharm. D. , founder and principal of EB Rubinstein Associates, told AISs Specialty Pharmacy News.


    Click this link you just read the SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for SPN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


    Today's
    Datapoint


    $20 million in grants has awarded by Blue Shield of California to compliment participation in accountable care organizations by 18 hospitals, physician practices, health systems and clinics.


    From HEALTH PLAN WEEK.


    Today from Washington

    • Congressional Record

    • Federal Register


    People
    on the road
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan named Sherri Manning vice president of marketing and communications. She was vice president for sales and marketing communications, logo and advertising at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. . . . UnitedHealth Group hired Joe Dixon as deputy general counsel for government and internal investigations. He formerly was an assistant attorney inside the U. S. Attorneys Office in Minnesota and led the white-collar crime division there for quite a while. Today's
    Featured Health Business Job Opening

    Focus Care, Inc.

    Per Diem Nurse Practitioners

    Woburn, Mass where can i buy antibiotics.


    Content
    questions or suggestions must be given to BJ Taylor, editor of AIS's HEALTH BUSINESS DAILY, at bjtaylor@aishealth. com. Should you be considering sponsoring AIS's HEALTH BUSINESS DAILY, please contact Bailey Sterrett at bsterrett@aishealth. com.


    AIS's
    HEALTH BUSINESS DAILY is copyrighted and
    protected by federal law. The re-use of its content articles are restricted (see
    below). However, you might be permitted forward this e-mail to as many
    of the friends and colleagues as you desire, or even better ask them to
    enroll in their very own copy at http://www. magnetmail. net/actions/
    atlantic_subscription. cfm, which you could also enroll in AIS's Government News of every week. Copyright
    2011 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS). All rights reserved. It's not permissible to incorporate all or any portion of this article
    on any Web site, intranet or electronic network or perhaps any print publication,
    without AIS's written permission upfront. Permission requests should
    be given to rbiehl@aishealth. com.


    www. AISHealth. com

    .



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