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Employers Are Poised to Expand Mental Health Coverage in 2023

Employers Are Poised to Expand Mental Health Coverage in 2023

Employers enhanced their mental health and well-being benefits for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and are poised to continue expanding these offerings in 2023, new research shows. Even so, challenges in accessing care remain for many employees. Survey results released in August by AHIP, a health insurers’ trade association formerly known as America’s Health Insurance …

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Atkinson receives faculty achievement award – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Atkinson receives faculty achievement award – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Visit the News Hub Atkinson, Adia Harvey Wingfield chosen for faculty honors Atkinson Physician-scientist John Atkinson, MD, has been chosen to receive the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award at Washington University in St. Louis. Atkinson, the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, will be honored along with Adia …

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Important Update for Health Care Providers Regarding In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2406 |  K&L Gates LLP

Important Update for Health Care Providers Regarding In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2406 | K&L Gates LLP

Over 10 years ago, a purported class of insurance subscribers and health care providers alleged that the various Blue Cross-affiliated health insurers (Blues) conspired to eliminate competition between themselves, resulting in higher premiums for subscribers and lower reimbursement rates for providers. Now, in a ruling with substantial impact on every health care provider that participates …

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Health Care — Changes coming to the CDC after missteps

Health Care — Changes coming to the CDC after missteps

There’s going to be an American version of “The Great British Baking Show”….titled, you guessed it, “The Great American Baking Show.” Today in health care, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is announcing a shake-up after missteps in its COVID-19 response. Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy …

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International travel at Sea-Tac airport is up 244% from 2021. Be prepared before going abroad

International travel at Sea-Tac airport is up 244% from 2021. Be prepared before going abroad

Taking an international trip? Don’t let travel plans get ruined by lack of preparation, a stomachache or other illnesses. August is the busiest time for air travel, and traffic at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approaching pre-pandemic levels. While the number of international passengers in June this year is still 18% down from pre-pandemic levels, it …

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Monash Health pilots FiveP's role-based messaging app

Monash Health pilots FiveP’s role-based messaging app

Monash Health, one of Victoria’s largest public health services, is implementing a new messaging application on Microsoft Teams developed by IT services provider FiveP. The role-based messaging solution called Baret is being tried out to over 600 medical registrars across five hospitals of the health service, according to Monash Health CMIO Dr Michael Franco. WHAT …

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Medicaid expansion sees new life in longtime GOP holdout states

Medicaid expansion sees new life in longtime GOP holdout states

Republican-led states that have resisted expanding Medicaid for more than a decade are showing new openness to the idea. Driving the news: In the decade-plus since the landmark Affordable Care Act was enacted, 12 states with GOP-led legislatures still have not expanded Medicaid coverage to people living below 138% of the poverty line (or nearly …

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China set to discourage abortion, due to concern over birth rates

China set to discourage abortion, due to concern over birth rates

Comment on this story How China’s National Health Commission announced Tuesday that it would take steps to reduce the number of abortions in the country — Beijing’s attempt to tackle low birthrates and stagnant population growth. According to new guidelines published on the state-run commission’s website, officials plan to offer incentives to encourage family growth, …

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