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When Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway Recently Announced Their Proposed Self-Insurance Plan, the Empower Group Asked, ‘What Took You So Long?’

KANSAS CITY, Mo./ Feb. 19, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Recently Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced an effort to pool resources in order to offer their employees access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare through a self-insurance plan. For everyone looking for ways to contain costs, it was hailed as an innovative means of disrupting the market for the … Continue reading When Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway Recently Announced Their Proposed Self-Insurance Plan, the Empower Group Asked, ‘What Took You So Long?’

Changes to Anthem’s Emergency Care Policy in Missouri Still Put Patients At Risk

WASHINGTON/ Feb. 15, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Missouri patients are still at risk from Anthem’s policy to deny coverage for emergency patients, despite increasing the number of “always pay” exceptions and an acknowledgment that coverage should be based on symptoms, not final diagnosis, a standard that is part of federal law, according to the American College of … Continue reading Changes to Anthem’s Emergency Care Policy in Missouri Still Put Patients At Risk

FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults

SILVER SPRING, Md./ Feb. 15, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly referred to as concussion, in adults. The FDA reviewed and authorized for marketing the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator in fewer than 6 months as part of … Continue reading FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults

Missouri Care Names Dr. Ronald F. Lopez Senior Medical Director

ST. LOUIS and TAMPA, Fla./ Feb. 7, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Missouri Care, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced it has named Ronald F. Lopez, M.D., as senior medical director. Dr. Lopez oversees the plan’s medical strategy and the clinical direction of medical services and quality improvements to help ensure the best … Continue reading Missouri Care Names Dr. Ronald F. Lopez Senior Medical Director

Embrace by Empatica is the world’s first smart watch to be cleared by FDA for use in Neurology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass./ Feb. 5, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Empatica Inc has received clearance from the FDA for Embrace, its award-winning smart watch. Embrace uses AI (advanced machine learning) to monitor for the most dangerous kinds of seizures, known as “grand mal” or “generalized tonic-clonic” seizures, and send an alert to summon caregivers’ help. In a multi-site clinical … Continue reading Embrace by Empatica is the world’s first smart watch to be cleared by FDA for use in Neurology

Marathon Health Launches New Health Center in Marshall, Missouri

MARSHALL, MO./Feb. 5, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Cargill and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) today announced the opening of a near-site health center operated by Marathon Health. Located in Marshall, Missouri, the Marathon Health center will provide accessible, affordable healthcare to more than 470 UFCW members who work at Cargill’s meat processing plant, and … Continue reading Marathon Health Launches New Health Center in Marshall, Missouri