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March 15, 2013America's Health Insurance Plans

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  • Higher mortality rates persist among diabetes patients, study finds
    Researchers found what they termed a "non-significant increase in mortality over time," among patients with prediabetes and diabetes, even as death rates for those without the conditions dropped. The study compared two groups of patients, one from 1988 to 1994, the other from 1999 to 2002. The mortality rate of patients with prediabetes grew from 11.19 to 14.02 deaths per 1,000 person-years, while the rate among diabetes patients grew from 20.34 to 20.82, according to a study in Population Health Metrics. Death rates among people without either condition fell over the same period, from 7.81 to 6.04. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Neurologists warn against giving ADHD drugs to healthy youths
    Giving healthy children and teens attention- or mood-enhancing drugs to improve their mental performance cannot be justified, for both legal and developmental reasons, the American Academy of Neurology said in a position statement in the journal Neurology. "What we're saying is that because of the volume of drugs and the incredible increase ... the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment is clearly there," lead author Dr. William Graf said. Reuters (3/13), USA Today (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Certain mothers at greater risk for postpartum depression
    The likelihood of suffering from postpartum depression was higher among women who were single, younger, publicly insured, African-American and of lower educational attainment, a study showed. Researchers screened 10,000 mothers and found that 40% of those who reported postpartum depression had it after childbirth, while 33% and 26.5% experienced such depression during pregnancy and before pregnancy, respectively. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Childhood obesity linked to higher mortality risk in critical illness
    U.S. researchers reviewed 28 studies involving hospitalized 2- to 18-year-olds and found that obesity was associated with an increased risk of dying among those who were critically ill. Some studies also showed a link between childhood obesity and longer length of hospital stay. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. HealthDay News (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Par's generic OCD drug gets FDA nod
    Par Pharmaceutical received federal approval for its generic version of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' Luvox CR for obsessive compulsive disorder. The fluvoxamine maleate extended-release capsules come in 100- and 150-milligram strengths. Drug Store News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CMS issues 3 EHR MU questions
    Three frequently asked questions regarding the status of certified EHR systems in certain scenarios were recently published by CMS. One of the questions highlights the importance of having accurate meaningful use denominators when integrating MU data from several locations. Health Data Management (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Follow @AHIPEducation on Twitter for updates related to AHIP's various educational offerings, including conference news, upcoming webinars, and the latest online health insurance courses. View our profile. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Health systems change initiative launched
    AHIP Foundation announces the launch of the Institute for Health Systems Solutions (IHSS), an initiative designed to help advance new ideas regarding the delivery and financing of health care through credible, independent research and analysis. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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VP of Network Contracting Oscar Health Insurance New York , NY
Configuration Associate Oscar Health Insurance New York , NY
VP of Legal and Compliance Oscar Health Insurance New York , NY
Director of Quality & Utilization Oscar Health Insurance New York , NY
Comptroller & VP of Finance Oscar Health Insurance New York , NY
Vice President, Provider Relations & CredentialingConfidentialWyomissing, PA
Utilization Reviewer/Medical Director - Part TimeTufts Health PlanWatertown, MA
Health Plan and Payor CounselKaiser PermanenteMultiple Locations, United States
Manager, Financial Controls and Commission Administration Geisinger Health PlanDanville, PA
Chief Operating OfficerHealth Alliance Medical PlansUrbana, IL
Senior Director, Product Innovation and Development Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst CampusCleveland, OH
Medicare Product ManagerRegence Portland, OR
Vice President- Quality Management and PerformanceUnited Health GroupNationwide, United States
Manager, Payor RelationsThe joint CommissionOakbrook Terrace, IL
Contract Review and Compliance AttorneyAmerica's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)Washington, DC
Director, Enterprise Data GroupThe Centers for Medicare and MedicaidWoodlawn, MD, MD
Vice President, Network Development and Provider RelationsLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Associate Medical DirectorUCareMinneapolis, MN
Chief Executive OfficerLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Vice President, Clinical Care IntegrationLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerLouisiana Health Cooperative Inc. (LAHC)Metarie, LA
Vice President, Operations & Information TechnologyLouisiana Health Cooperative, Inc.New Orleans, LA
CAQH Managing Director, Finance and AdministrationCouncil for Affordable Quality HealthcareWashington, DC
Director of Product Management, UPDCouncil for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)Washington, DC
CAQH CORE Manager, Education, Outreach and Participant RelationsCouncil for Affordable Quality HealthcareWashington, DC
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