Health care

Governor Whitmer urges insurers to review reproductive healthcare coverage

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking Michigan insurance companies to ensure all women are covered for reproductive healthcare under their policies. “Today, I sent letters to all of Michigan’s major health insurance providers urging them to take every action possible to fully cover reproductive health care in their plans,” says Governor Whitmer. “With …

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Vancouver man wanted for insurance fraud in Clark County

June 29, 2022 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Vincent Labarbera, of Vancouver, Wash., has been added to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s most wanted after he failed to appear in Clark County Superior Court to face felony charges of filing a false insurance claim and attempted first degree theft. Clark County issued a bench warrant for his arrest. …

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Fauci says he is experiencing ‘rebound’ of COVID symptoms after Paxlovid treatment

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases doctor, said he is experiencing a rebound of COVID-19 symptoms after taking Pfizer’s antiviral drug Paxlovid. Fauci, 81, contracted COVID-19 earlier this month, and while his symptoms were initially “minimal,” he was prescribed a five-day course of Paxlovid when they worsened because of his age. Paxlovid is the …

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California will offer health insurance to all undocumented immigrants – The Hill

Story at a glance California will offer state-subsidized health insurance to all undocumented immigrants starting 2024. The state recently began expanding its Medi-Cal program, offering state-subsidized health insurance to those younger than 26 and over the age of 50. The expansion is expected to cover an additional 700,000 undocumented Californians. California will become the first …

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Georgia Doc Sentenced in Scheme That Implicated Former Insurance Commissioner

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! An Atlanta-area physician and owner of medical clinics has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding health insurance companies, a scheme that also has led to the indictment of former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine. Dr. Jeffrey Gallups from 2015 to 2017 had urged …

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Why we can ditch the apron: Radiology professor explains radiation shielding

Stephen Graves, PhD Since the 1950s, lead shielding has been utilized to protect patients from the radiation used in many imaging procedures. This practice is no longer supported by the leading associations focused on radiation regulations. Our mission to deliver the highest quality care to our patients requires a commitment to adaptability when it means …

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How The Cures Act Information Blocking Rule Could Impact Research

Health care providers collect vast amounts of electronic health information (EHI) that hold enormous potential for advancing science. However, that potential has been limited by a lack of incentives, imperatives, and standardized means to share EHI with researchers. Federal law sets conditions for sharing identifiable data for research through regulations under HIPAA and the Common …

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Alignment Healthcare Will Expand Medicare Advantage To Lucrative Florida And Texas Markets For 2023

Alignment Healthcare, which became a publicly-traded company listed on the Nasdaq last year, … [+] reported fourth quarter 2021 growth in its Medicare Advantage business, the company reported March 3, 2022. Alignment Healthcare Alignment Healthcare, a fast-growing health plan for seniors, is expanding into two new markets for 2023, launching Medicare Advantage in Florida and …

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