Expand Telehealth Permanently | Opinion

Andara Puchino

When the fear of getting COVID-19 was high and lock-down orders were in place, telehealth was an important resource, allowing patients to connect with doctors by live video, telephone, and remote patient monitoring without overcrowding hospitals and doctors’ offices. During this time of isolation and drastic increases in mental health […]

Enriching Your Digital Offerings

Andara Puchino

As the 72 million baby boomers living in the United States get older, they will increasingly need different levels of care, whether from hired professionals or family members. But even before the needs of boomers increase, care in the home is suffering from a global caregiver shortage. According to AARP, […]

EXPERT MARKET PAYOR NEGOTIATOR WITH HISTORY OF ADVANCED CARE MODELS FOR DOCTORS JOINS UPSTREAM HEALTHCARE

Andara Puchino

Steven Abramson’s experience in complex contract negotiations brings ever improved care quality and financial strength for UpStream’s network physicians  GREENSBORO, N.C., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UpStream Healthcare, the fastest growing primary care health services organization, has appointed Steven Abramson, as SVP, Chief Market & Payor Relations Officer. Mr. Abramson […]

HHS unit works to curb cyberattacks- POLITICO

Andara Puchino

HHS’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center offers resources to help prevent data breaches in the health care industry. | AP Photo / Damian Dovarganes, File/AP Photo A NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON AGAINST HACKERS — As health care companies face a brutal one-two punch of pandemic chaos and ransomware attacks, a small unit […]

Taxpayers Paid Twice for Healthcare

Andara Puchino

The Biden administration rewarded private insurers with an 8.5% hike in Medicare Advantage payments in April, despite new evidence that these companies profiteered at Medicare’s expense during the first year of the pandemic. While 2020 may have been a bad year for Americans, it was a great one for America’s […]

Birdsong Hearing Benefits Enters the Market to Provide a Full Array of Services for the Most Under-Utilized Supplemental Benefit: Hearing

Andara Puchino

Hearing benefits are an increasingly important supplemental offering that continues to gain attention, especially in Medicare Advantage. It is a common practice for Medicare Advantage and other health plans to offer a benefits package to its members that includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. A whole health focused, preventive, and […]