What You Should Know: – Today Marpai Health announced that it will acquire third-party administrator Continental Benefits. Marpai brings deep learning to self-insured health plans, which will allow for the processing of comprehensive data to increase quality care, reduce costs, simplify the healthcare experience, and empower plan members to… Read More »Marpai Health Acquires Continental Benefits to Launch First Smart Health Plan System
As Amazon starts to roll out its telehealth and pharmacy offerings, most big health systems and insurers don’t yet view it as a threat. But pharmacy benefit managers and vertically integrated payers will be keeping a watchful eye on the company as it starts to… Read More »With telehealth, pharmacy offerings, Amazon starts to encroach on PBMs
What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion. – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health… Read More »Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health
Dr. David Nace, Chief Medical Officer at Innovaccer Aviation, military, NASA, or even utilities like the New York Power Authority—almost all high-consequence, complex organizations have one thing in common: a command center. The concept of a command center or a ‘war room,’ or ‘air traffic… Read More »Why A Smart Command Center Requires A Health Cloud Platform
In a lawsuit filed three years ago, Aetna alleged that Mednax had overbilled for medical procedures and services. Now, the insurer is accusing the medical group of destroying evidence pertaining to the suit and has asked a federal court to sanction Mednax.
CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has allotted ample resources toward home- and community-based care over the past year. It has done so for several reasons, CVS Health leaders point out. For one, investing in home-based care makes it easier for patients to access necessary services during… Read More »CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors
Source: CVS Health What Should Know: – CVS Health unveils community-based strategy increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable communities and advance vaccine education while combating hesitancy. – The strategy includes a strategic partnership with Lyft to help underserved communities access vaccination appointments by providing… Read More »CVS Launches Community-Based Strategy to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity
After completely exiting the ACA exchanges in 2018, CVS plan to re-enter them in 2022. Last year, enrollment through federal exchanges increased, and Aetna CEO Karen Lynch said the markets have stabilized.
Aetna will now cover breast augmentation for trans women, signaling hope for increased access to healthcare for the transgender community. The coverage expansion comes after transgender individuals and groups advocated for the change.
What You Should Know: – Washington, D.C.-based Hurdle raises $5M in seed funding to accelerate its digital mental health platform for people of color. – Hurdle aims to provide an innovative teletherapy solution for employers and insurers; aims to remove barriers to mental health care… Read More »Hurdle Secures $5M for Digital Mental Health Platform for People of Color
What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home. – Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of… Read More »CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony
An email hacking incident exposed the information of close to 500,000 Aetna health plan members, the payer reported to HHS last week. The incident occurred when an unauthorized person gained access to an email account of Aetna’s vision benefit services provider.
The technology company is partnering with major insurers, including Aetna and Humana, as well as providers like Ochsner Health to expand access to its platform that connects patients to community-based social services.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Potential digital health trend for 2021? Weight loss and weight management. Not only has obesity been an “epidemic” of its own for a number of years (40% of U.S. adults are obese, another 32% are overweight) BUT it’s also considered… Read More »Covid-19, the “Quarantine 15” & Healthcare’s Focus on Weight Management in 2021
The health insurer and Michigan-based physician organization are partnering to expand access to in-network care for around 40,000 individual and group Medicare Advantage plan members. The partnership will go into effect Dec. 1.
Aetna President Karen Lynch will replace current CVS CEO Larry Merlo next spring. Merlo, who has been the company’s CEO for nearly a decade, plans to retire in May.
Access to mental healthcare continues to be a hurdle amid the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting Aetna and telehealth provider Inpathy to expand their existing mental health partnership to include three more states.
98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way… Read More »98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform
Medicare Advantage plan Aetna and primary care provider WellBe Senior Medical are teaming up in the Chicagoland area to serve about 2,000 patients in their homes. The partnership further highlights the growing momentum behind in-home primary care models, which often enlist the services of home… Read More »In-Home Primary Care Investments Likely to Trickle Down to Home-Based Care Agencies
The Cleveland Clinic struck a partnership with CVS Health subsidiary Aetna to form a new accountable care organization (ACO). The two companies plan to launch a co-branded insurance plan this fall.
What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes, the developer of personalized, AI-based diabetes management solutions, will participate in a clinical study, led by Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation, to evaluate the efficacy of virtual treatment for diabetes patients. The research is funded by a… Read More »$5M Research Grant Launches to Evaluate Efficacy of Virtual Diabetes Care
What You Should Know: – Ginger announces $50 Million in Series D funding to expand access to its on-demand mental healthcare system led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners; joined by Cigna Ventures and existing investors. – Company has more than tripled revenue… Read More »Ginger Lands $50M to Expand On-Demand Mental Health Support Platform
Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Today I am going to share some important ways that doctors, hospitals and healthcare marketers can use social media to inform the public during the COVID-19 crisis. Priority One: Use social media to convince people to comply with social distancing, and consequently help us all,… Read More »Coronavirus: 5 Ways You Can Use Social Media and Digital Marketing to Help the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic