Health leader defends criticized Medicaid report | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana
Coast Guard and various government epidemiologists are awaiting the ship’s arrival Wednesday evening. Initial details state that the ship alerted Louisiana and U.S. health officials that three people onboard were sick. It is believed that the men are experiencing symptoms similar to those associated with malaria. No information was provided about the company the ship belongs to or identities for the crewman experiencing health issues.
She says the report was thorough and provides useful information to lawmakers. The Jindal administration submitted the report in January, analyzing the performance of the private managed-care networks handling Medicaid services through the Bayou Health program. A yearly report is required under a 2013 state law designed to track the insurance-based model that covers 900,000 of Louisiana’s Medicaid recipients, mostly pregnant women and children. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Essia Health Completes 25th Epic Electronic Medical Record Go-Live with Providence Health & Services – Yahoo Finance
“Theres a lot of people out here that are in the same situation that visit here we were, going through the same mental anguish, heartache, watching their loved ones suffer,” she said. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda Superior Court, where Rivera lives, asks a judge to force the state to meet the 45-day processing deadline for all Medi-Cal applications. It also asks that the state be required to approve new Medi-Cal applications on a temporary basis while it verifies an applicants income, and to notify applicants of their right to an administrative hearing in the event that their application stretches for longer than 45 days. The groups behind the lawsuit had previously recommended granting presumptive eligibility to all applicants who had been waiting more than 45 days, but in July the state rejected the idea . In an email, Department of Health Care Services spokesmanNorman Williams said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.But he said the state continues making progress on clearing the backlog.
Omada Health Announces Investment from the California Health Care Foundation and The Kresge Foundation to Deliver Online Diabetes Prevention Programs to Low-Income Patients – Yahoo Finance
Our long-standing relationship with health systems like Providence is a testament to our ability to enable providers to simultaneously focus on patients and harness the fullest potential of EMR technologies, said Matthew Kirchner, president and chief executive officer, Essia Health. Our EMR specialists play a key role not just at go-live, but also as healthcare providers shift their focus to optimizing the EMR and rolling out technology upgrades. Essia Healths first Epic go-live with the health care system was at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Since that time, Essia Health has provided go-live support throughout the Providence Health & Services system. In addition to the 25 hospitals, Essia Health has partnered with Providence to support EMR go-lives at more than 130 clinics and seven affiliated community hospitals in six states.
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“CHCF chose to invest in Omada Health because the Prevent program has the potential to make diabetes prevention more engaging, affordable, and effective for patients, leading to better outcomes and lower health system costs,” said Margaret Laws, director of the CHCF Innovations for the Underserved program, which manages the CHCF Health Innovation Fund. As part of our mission to expand opportunity for low-income people, we invest in efforts to address health disparities, said Kresges Kimberlee Cornett, managing director of the foundations social investment practice. Kresges emphasis is on promoting good health, and Omada has developed a promising approach. Prevent is an online diabetes prevention program (DPP) based on guidelines published by the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a public-private initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The Prevent program, which has already been adopted by a variety of employers and health plans, has published outcomes in the leading medical journal The Diabetes Educator and is credited for helping patients lose weight and make the sort of lifestyle changes shown to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The program is guided by dedicated health coaches and offers community social support, meaning every participant has real people, in real-time, monitoring their progress and offering 24/7 feedback. Omada Health is committed to pay-for-performance models for digital therapeutics, and the cost of Prevent is outcomes-based with program costs directly tied to patient success.