Healthcare

Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 11, 2019 (STL.News) Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2018 Turner Building Cost Index—which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States—has increased to a value of 1120. This represents a 1.36% quarterly increase and 5.86% yearly increase from the Third Quarter 2018 and Fourth … Continue reading Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 10, 2019 (STL.News) SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear Housing costs, Rise of “surprise” ER charges, chronic health conditions compound financial worries Half of Americans over the age of 55 who earn less than $60,000 per year—accounting for 25% of households—feel they can’t afford … Continue reading SURVEY: 50% of Seniors and “Near-Seniors” Start the New Year with Financial Fear

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers Partners with Pendella to offer Virtual Healthcare Exchange Program for Mortgage Professionals

  WASHINGTON/ OCTOBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) The National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with health insurance leader Pendella, offering a new virtual healthcare exchange for NAMB members along with anyone within the United States working as a mortgage professional. Healthcare is ranked as a top issue for Americans, … Continue reading The National Association of Mortgage Brokers Partners with Pendella to offer Virtual Healthcare Exchange Program for Mortgage Professionals

ORLANDO, FL | NEW ANTI-IMMIGRANT RULE IS UN-AMERICAN SHARE

ORLANDO, FL– Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the new Trump Administration rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants who participate in nutrition, health, or housing programs, including Medicaid, the Medicare prescription drug program for older adults, nutrition assistance for children, and more. Programs including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are under … Continue reading ORLANDO, FL | NEW ANTI-IMMIGRANT RULE IS UN-AMERICAN SHARE

Virginia News: RICHMOND, Healthcare Provider, Hope In-Home Agrees to $3 Million False Claims Settlement

RICHMOND, Va. – Hope In-Home Care, LLC (Hope), a Newport News based provider of Medicaid in-home healthcare services, agreed to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Virginia Medicaid Program.  Under the terms of the settlement Hope will pay a total of $3,345,065.35 to the United States and Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading Virginia News: RICHMOND, Healthcare Provider, Hope In-Home Agrees to $3 Million False Claims Settlement

Attorney General Becerra Sues Sutter Health for Anti-competitive Practices that Increase Prices for California Families

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced the filing of a lawsuit against Sutter Health, the largest hospital system in Northern California, for anti-competitive practices that result in higher healthcare costs for Northern Californians.  The action aims to stop Sutter Health from unlawful conduct under state antitrust laws and restore competition in … Continue reading Attorney General Becerra Sues Sutter Health for Anti-competitive Practices that Increase Prices for California Families

Michigan nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident caught on camera

(STL.News) A hidden camera captures a Michigan nursing home employee allegedly abusing a resident.

Warning, this video is disturbing.  Unfortunately, according to the National Council on Aging more than 5 million senior citizens are abused annually.  Additionally, these abusive situations creates a 300% higher risk of death.

The video has sparked a overwhelming amount of comments on YouTube as people are making statements making statements suggesting that the nurse should be charged and jailed.  Some comments are violent.

For example; A comment posted by a person that uses the name of “GentelmanXCreed” saying, “Someone find her and body slam her onto the curb”.

While we do not support people using violence to fight violence.  One has to hope that local Michigan prosecutors will investigate and prosecute using maximum penalties.  Families have entrusted their loved one to this facility.

According to the nursing home the employee has been fired and existing employees are receiving additional training.

SOURCE: video provided by abc NEWS on YouTube – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC

Don’t bring bed bugs home this holiday season

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 18, 2017 (STL.News) – This holiday season, travelers should be on the lookout for bed bugs. Many people think of bed bugs as a problem of the past, but over the last several years they have made a comeback. Unlike many other insects, bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty … Continue reading Don’t bring bed bugs home this holiday season

Update: Public health response to Bourbon virus

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 13, 2017 (STL.News) – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local public health agencies recently completed a follow-up investigation of the Bourbon virus case identified during the summer of 2017. Results of blood testing among participants are protected health information and … Continue reading Update: Public health response to Bourbon virus

Auditor Galloway says Hospital Interchange TDD collected thousands, made no improvements

District failed to secure sufficient funding for project, audit approves dissolution JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 12, 2017 (STL.News) – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report today on the Hospital Interchange Transportation Development District (TDD) in Cass County. The report, which is required by law before a TDD can proceed with a dissolution, brought to … Continue reading Auditor Galloway says Hospital Interchange TDD collected thousands, made no improvements

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

WASHINGTON/October 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Department of Health and Human Services made the announcement in a statement late Thursday. “We will discontinue … Continue reading Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

80,000 MISSOURI CHILDREN AT RISK OF LOSING HEALTH COVERAGE UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS

More than 80 organizations join the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council in urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program October 4, 2017 (STL.News) – More than 80 organizations throughout Missouri are urging Congress to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expired on September 30th.  The program provides health insurance for approximately 80,000 … Continue reading 80,000 MISSOURI CHILDREN AT RISK OF LOSING HEALTH COVERAGE UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

NEW YORK/September 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, … Continue reading Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

A New ED Treatment Has Arrived in St. Louis, MO

CREVE COEUR, MO/September 6, 2017 (STL.News) – Padda Institute, is proud to announce they now offer GAINSWave™! This breakthrough noninvasive medical therapy uses low-intensity shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) to enhance sexual performance and to treat Erectile Dysfunction symptoms. As men age, the vessels in their penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque, often causing Erectile Dysfunction. … Continue reading A New ED Treatment Has Arrived in St. Louis, MO

Senators seek bipartisan deal to shore up insurance markets

WASHINGTON/September 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Senators are launching hearings to help Republicans and Democrats decide if they can forge a modest agreement to shore up the nation’s individual insurance markets. The effort will show whether divided Republicans are ready to pivot from trying to obliterate the Obama health care law to helping it survive, and … Continue reading Senators seek bipartisan deal to shore up insurance markets

Senate health care debate could be suspenseful and raucous

Senate health care debate could be suspenseful and raucous as the Senate’s days-long debate on health care features a dynamic that’s relatively rare WASHINGTON/July 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate’s days-long debate on health care features a dynamic that’s relatively rare on Capitol Hill.  Genuine suspense. Debate kicked off Tuesday without an obvious endgame. Several … Continue reading Senate health care debate could be suspenseful and raucous

Intalere Illuminated Path Podcast Series Continues with “Shared Decision-Making in Your Supply Chain” Discussion

ST. LOUIS, MO (STL.NEWS) JUNE 13, 2017 Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes, continues its Illuminated Path podcast series, with the release of “Shared Decision-Making in Your Supply Chain.” This episode features Kreg Koford, associate vice president of strategic sourcing and solutions, Intermountain Healthcare, discussing the concept and … Continue reading Intalere Illuminated Path Podcast Series Continues with “Shared Decision-Making in Your Supply Chain” Discussion

Centene Announces 2018 Exchange Participation

ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2017 (STL.NEWS)  Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that it is expanding its offerings in the 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace, or exchange. The company is planning to enter Kansas, Missouri and Nevada in 2018, and expanding its footprint in six existing markets: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. Last year … Continue reading Centene Announces 2018 Exchange Participation

MEDI+SIGN Announces Dr. Thomas Dolan as New Advisory Board Member

SMITHSBURG, MARYLAND (STL.NEWS) JUNE 13, 2017 MEDI+SIGN, a healthcare technology company that provides automated communication to the patient’s bedside, would like to officially welcome Thomas C. Dolan, Ph.D., FACHE, FASAE to the MEDI+SIGN Advisory Board. Dr. Dolan is President Emeritus of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as President and Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading MEDI+SIGN Announces Dr. Thomas Dolan as New Advisory Board Member

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON/April 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a set of fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s shaky insurance markets for next year. But the insurance industry … Continue reading Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize ‘Obamacare’

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

TOPEKA, KS/March 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state’s health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature already was more receptive this year to … Continue reading GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

WASHINGTON/March 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama’s health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts. On Twitter on Sunday, Trump warned: “Democrats are smiling in D.C. … Continue reading Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” … Continue reading No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative … Continue reading Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

WASHINGTON/February 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor. The plan “ensures more choices, lower … Continue reading House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

ANY LAB TEST NOW, Direct-to-Consumer Laboratory Testing

An Affordable Way to Take Charge of Your Health and Wellness – Any Lab Test Now® CHESTERFIELD, MO/January 24, 2016 (STL.News) Lab Test – Today, more consumers feel a need to become more educated and proactive about their own health.  For this reason Direct-to-consumer laboratory testing is on the rise.  According to a new report … Continue reading ANY LAB TEST NOW, Direct-to-Consumer Laboratory Testing

How Trump’s executive order impacts future of ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. Trump signed the executive order in the Oval Office Friday, hours after being sworn … Continue reading How Trump’s executive order impacts future of ‘Obamacare’

For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign it the day he takes the presidential oath. Then approve legislation restructuring the nation’s huge and convoluted health care system — despite Republican divisions, Democratic opposition and millions of jittery … Continue reading For Trump and GOP, ‘Obamacare’ repeal is complex and risky

What Trump might really do with health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has said he may keep some parts of his predecessor’s signature health care overhaul. No final decisions have been made. Based on interviews with congressional Republicans, here’s a general idea of what goes, what may stay, and what’s in doubt: WHAT GOES -Mandates on individuals to get coverage or … Continue reading What Trump might really do with health care