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Battle for Our Babies offers IT challenge to combat infant mortality

The winning technology developer will receive $10,000 to create a digital solution to connect community health workers, payers and providers.

Storm roundup: What we’re hearing about hospitals in Hurricane Florence’s path

One emergency department has already shut down; Some hospitals are evacuating, some are taking in patients. All are bracing for the worst and not just in terms of operations.

Nurse practitioners can help ease the physician shortage, right? Not so fast

With both doctors and nurses in high-demand, more education and diversity is needed, and there are steps hospitals can take now to address the problem.

CMS waives certain Medicare, Medicaid requirements, activates emergency dialysis measures in Carolinas ahead of Florence

Agency has issued blankets waivers to unburden providers, opened special enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries to get, change coverage.

ACA expansion did not improve access to complex surgeries for low-income, minority patients

Sick minority patient
That result surprised researchers, since the ACA’s Medicaid expansion has increased access to surgical care overall.

Insurer investment in housing reduces healthcare costs, AHIP says

Hospitalization rates and emergency room use can be up to three to four times higher for those without a home.

Most Americans disapprove of how Trump, Congress is addressing prescription drug costs, poll shows

Americans are dissatisfied with how both parties in Congress are handling the issue, with Democrats and Republicans faring almost equally poorly.

Hurricane Florence: Lessons from hospitals that survived recent natural disasters

Here are some of the things hospitals should be working to put in place and resources available during storm season.

CMS awards grants for the Federally-Facilitated Exchange Navigator Program

Agency says navigators are required to give consumers information on association and short-term insurance, as well as ACA qualified health plans.

Low consumer literacy of healthcare industry linked to almost $5 billion in costs, report finds

Confusion over navigating the complex healthcare system translates into a significant customer-service cost burden for insurers.

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