Key Takeaways for Managed Care Organizations as No Surprises Act Goes Into Effect

November 26, 2021

The No Surprises Act is scheduled to go into effect in January. The law will require providers to provide patients with details of the new balance billing requirements, any state-level limitations or prohibitions in the state of service, and the dispute resolution process.

Implementing Wellness Programs For Employers and Health Plans per Neepa Patel of WellRight

November 24, 2021

Briana Contreras, associate editor of Managed Healthcare Executive spoke with WellRight CEO, Neepa Patel, on the topic of wellness programs in healthcare and the need for employers and health plans to roll out new, effective, holistic and innovative programs for patients. Patel did discuss the challenges that some organization can face when rolling out these programs, but she explained how accessible, affordable and beneficial these programs are for patients mental health and wellbeing.

It's Time to Rethink Respiratory Virus Transmission and How To Prevent It in Healthcare Settings

November 24, 2021

The traditional dividing line between transmission by droplets and smaller aerosols is incorrect, say the authors of a Annals of Internal Medicine review paper, and infection control measures need to reflect the new understanding that respiratory viruses spread in respiratory particles of all sizes and perhaps mainly in aerosols.

How Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing Will Drive Value-based Care

November 23, 2021

The shift to value-based care in the U.S. has been slow in coming, in large part because providers have continued to cling to the traditional “fee for service” healthcare model that historically has worked well for them.