Jeff Lagasse

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Name: Jeff Lagasse
Date registered: February 23, 2021
URL: https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/

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  1. More Americans are avoiding healthcare due to cost uncertainty — May 25, 2022
  2. No Surprises Act prevented 2 million surprise bills for the uninsured, survey finds — May 25, 2022
  3. California Governor signs bill increasing patient payments in medical malpractice suits — May 24, 2022
  4. Surgeon General advisory sounds warning on healthcare worker burnout, resignation — May 24, 2022
  5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts launches Health Equity Business Accelerator — May 23, 2022

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More Americans are avoiding healthcare due to cost uncertainty

Almost half of respondents to a new survey, 44%, say they have avoided getting healthcare services because they were unsure of the costs.

No Surprises Act prevented 2 million surprise bills for the uninsured, survey finds

A survey by AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows The No Surprises Act, which was passed with the intent of preventing surprise medical bills, has lived up to that goal by preventing more than 2 million surprise medical bills across all…

California Governor signs bill increasing patient payments in medical malpractice suits

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week increasing the monetary awards given to patients in medical malpractice cases in the state. Newsome touted the legislation as the first substantive change to California’s medical malpractice…

Surgeon General advisory sounds warning on healthcare worker burnout, resignation

With a projected shortage of nearly 140,000 physicians by 2033, and a shortage of 3 million lower-wage healthcare workers in the next five years, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has sounded the alarm on the country’s ongoing healthcare burnout cr…

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts launches Health Equity Business Accelerator

In 2020, fewer than 3% of venture capital funding went to companies with Black or Latinx founders, according to  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
In an attempt to address these disparities, the insurer has launched a Health Equity Business Acce…

AHA presses Department of Justice to investigate routine denials from health insurers

The American Hospital Association has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking it to investigate routine denials from major health insurance companies.

AHIP advocates for transparency for healthcare private equity firms

In letters sent to Congress and the White House this week, health insurance group AHIP called for bringing transparency to what it called private equity firms’ “monopoly power” in air ambulance, emergency and certain speciality services delivered under…

HHS announces $1.5B in State Opioid Response grant funding

In response to the ongoing opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has rolled out a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant fund…

Shareholders approve Anthem’s rebrand as Elevance Health

Anthem announced plans to rebrand as Elevance Health back in March, but one component still needed to be finalized: shareholder approval. The insurer received that approval this week, as shareholders gave the green light to the change at its annual mee…

Value-based care creating a new era of interoperability

Interoperability in healthcare, it would seem, is at an important inflection point.

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