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FTC Issues Updated Healthcare Product Complaints Guide – Healthcare

On December 20, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its Healthcare Product Compliance Guide (“Healthcare Product Guide”). This is the first update in nearly 25 years to the FTC’s guidance on advertising claims for dietary supplements, foods, over-the-counter drugs and other health-related products. The update draws on over 200 new cases since the release …

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What health plans need to know about QHPs now that the ACA is here to stay

The provision of Qualified Health Plans, or QHPs, that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act has become an integral part of many health plan offerings. Now that numerous repeal requests and lawsuits filed against the ACA over the years have failed, health plans can finally invest with confidence in this line of business. …

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Point32Health Taps has included health for LGBTQ+ assistance

Traditionally offering virtual assistance and navigation services to employers, inclusive health is now moving into the health plan space. It is partnering with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in the LGBTQ+ community, companies announced Wednesday. Based in San Francisco Health included offers patients access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral health, …

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FTC Revises and Expands 25-Year Healthcare Product Advertising Compliance Guide – Healthcare

06 January 2023 Jones Day To print this article, simply register or log in to Mondaq.com. On December 20, 2022, the FTC announced the release of its Healthcare Product Compliance Guidean update of his 1998 guide, Dietary supplements: an advertising guide for the industry. Like the 1998 version, the revised guidance conveys the government’s thoughts …

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A travel medical record can improve patient outcomes and alleviate health concerns while traveling

New data reveals that 28% of Americans have gotten sick or injured while on vacation. Illness and injury are among the worst-case scenarios when traveling, because in addition to ruining our plans, we are far from our medical team and perhaps even from the comfort of family, friends or colleagues who could help us. If …

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Health equity and the push for value-based care

Social, economic and geographical disadvantages create significant disparities in health care, such as lower quality of care and lower health outcomes. To help improve these issues, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) redesigned the global and professional direct contracting model under the new name, the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community …

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Technology-enabled transportation puts health plans in the driver’s seat to improve outcomes

A disabled elderly African American man is getting out of a car, in his wheelchair. His wife is helping him, holding the door open. Focus on the man. Healthcare needs better infrastructure. Millions of Americans, covered by the nation’s safety net programs that span Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Managed Care, rely on transportation to access …

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Bridging cultural gaps to improve health equity

Achieving health equity benefits both payers and members of health care. Culturally diverse publics experience disparities in access to health care and health outcomes. Patients with poor English proficiency (LEP) experience poor health outcomes across the board, including emergency room visits and above-average hospital stays. Most healthcare leaders agree that we need to work to …

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Statements are not enough. Health equity needs action, say health sector leaders

Ask any healthcare organization what their top priority is today and many will say healthcare equity. But when it comes to creating real change, lip service isn’t going to cut it, said one executive. “It’s a virtue signal,” said Sachin Jain, CEO of SCAN Health Plan, in a recent interview. “It’s fashionable to say that …

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Healthcare workforce shortages persist in Massachusetts and US – Healthcare

To print this article, simply register or log in to Mondaq.com. The United States continues to face an unprecedented shortage of healthcare personnel in late 2022. As a result, we have seen a recent increase in federal and state legislative activity focused on addressing these shortages. Several states have passed new laws or legislative proposals, …

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