The guidance provided by Mayo neonatologists to the neonatal teams at six participating hospitals prevented having to transfer some infants for critical care and helped stabilize others before transfer. Every transfer avoided saved the system $35,000, for a total of more than $1 million over the course of the three-year study, according to lead author Dr. Jennifer Fang, a fellow in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Mayo in Rochester, Minn.
The Under Secretary for Health and VA Chief Executive Dr. David Shulkin said at the American Telemedicine Association annual conference yesterday, is that it has pushed the VA into exploring new avenues to provide veterans with care including, increasingly, telemedicine options.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has set limits on the monetary value of incentives that employers offer to employees and their spouses to convince them to contribute specific health information to a wellness program, according to the commission’s final rules released this week. The rules take effect at the start of 2017.
The impact of behavioral health is finally getting its moment in the sun. As the shades of stigma are slowly lifted, people are beginning to speak about mental health and substance use disorders.