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MBI Replaces HICN

Over the next three years, CMS will replace their traditional Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) patient identifiers with a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).  New Medicare Cards will be sent to all Medicare beneficiaries starting in April 2018, and all providers will be expected to have modified their software to accept MBIs by then.   84 more words

Staff Education

Labor Market Health Care Project

In 2006, Dr. Kenneth Hudson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work, began work on the Labor Market Health Care Project to examine the relationship between employment and health care. 537 more words

Health Equity

Attending To The ‘Human Element’ Is Key To Keeping Patients Healthy

From the article by Shefali Luthra on Kaiser Health News:

Racial minorities and lower-income people typically fare far worse when it comes to health outcomes. 479 more words

Health Disparities

Emergency care in Africa: There is no free lunch...

Let hunger be ranked first because if you are hungry you cannot work! No, health is number one, because if you are ill you cannot work! 825 more words

Access

Report: One in Four Americans over 50 is Inactive

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults age 50 years and older. 712 more words

Environment

Patient Navigators: The Missing Link to Increasing Minority Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials

From the  article on the NIMHD website:

A study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities that promotes the inclusion of minorities in cancer clinical trials has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology to be featured in Clinical Care Advances 2016, an annual review of major advances in clinical cancer research. 492 more words

Health Disparities

Americans’ Experiences with ACA Marketplace Coverage: Affordability and Provider Network Satisfaction

From the Issue Brief published by The Commonwealth Fund:

For people with low and moderate incomes, the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits have made premium costs roughly comparable to those paid by people with job-based health insurance. 221 more words

Health Equity