Archive for The Day of March 31st, 2017

Archive for the Day of March 31st, 2017

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of March 31st, 2017.

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Anthem-Cigna deal could improve competition

Three judges heard appellate arguments from Anthem on March 24, as the insurer pled its case against a district court’s ruling blocking its merger with Cigna, Bloomberg BNA reports. Here are four takeaways from the hearing. 1. One judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said if Indianapolis-based Anthem’s merger with Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna led to $2.4 billion in medical cost savings for consumers, as the insurer has argued, it could be beneficial. “That seems like an improvement in competition and consumer welfare,” U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh said, according to the report. Anthem has said a merger with Cigna would allow the resulting

Study examines mobile technology use in U.S. hospitals

HIMSS Analytics has released its most recent 2017 Essentials Brief: Mobile Study, which provides an overview of the current use of mobile technology – specifically smart phones and tablets – in U.S. hospitals. Essential Briefs are market research studies focused on identifying salient topics in the healthcare IT space that highlight mind share, market share and market opportunity of specific healthcare software technologies. Health IT researchers from HIMSS Analytics examined the strengths and weaknesses of mobile technology use by U.S. healthcare organizations. To uncover areas that have the most promise for the healthcare market, participants were asked to provide thoughts on future needs to ensure further integration of smartphone/tablet mobile

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