Beginning on January 1, 2011, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will require all insurance carriers in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to offer standardized, expanded tobacco cessation coverage. This includes full coverage (no enrollee copayments, no coinsurance, no deductibles, and no annual/lifetime dollar limits) for seven FDA-approved medications, four counseling sessionsRead… Read more »
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE 10-15-10 Keep health reform’s expectations in perspectiveImplementing a century’s worth of vital reforms will take time—it won’t happen overnight by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD This year has been very momentous and tumultuous. Health reforms needed for at least a century have succeeded, and implementation has just started. These reforms are desperatelyRead… Read more »
Thought I would pass this along to you Federal employees: FEHBP database raises privacy concerns By Emily Long 10/05/2010 A new Office of Personnel Management database designed to track federal employee health benefit plans could put at risk the personal information of participants, according to privacy advocates. OPM last week announced plans for a databaseRead… Read more »
Day one of the health care IT track at O’Reilly’s Open Sourceconvention http://oreil.ly/aBl4wN This blog contains a fair amount of news about plans and thetrajectory for HHS’s National Health Information Network and CONNECT,as explained by David Riley and Arien Malec.
My blog on the technology/society web site, O’Reilly Radar: http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/07/health-and-human-services-fina.html Summary: Meaningful use requires support for data sharing, patient access, structured formats, and decisionsupport.
I posted pointers to some of these already. Now you can get all five of the O’Reilly Radar interviews with people in government and health care: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2010/public/schedule/topic/Health The conference is in mid-July, and we will be videotaping all the talks. I’ll report here when I find out where they’ll be posted.
On O’Reilly Radar: Fred Trotter gives a history of open source inhealth IT and explains how open source–and even more, open data–iscrucial: http://oreil.ly/cGXmRq
Health care reform is hard politics, with a great deal of wangering. But, I would like to the point focus to turn to the people,tell us what it is and what it is not in 200 words or less with key bullet points making it more tangible? Can Gov 2.0 effectively bridge the information gapRead… Read more »
I must say, as a media stakeholder, I am outraged at David Frum editor of the Frum Forum, who speaking this morning on CNN about the Health care Summit indicated that he is “totally against transparency.” If David’s statement is not challenged, then David just got free air time to minimize all of the effortsRead… Read more »
Manderscheid RW et al. – Understanding of the definitions of wellness and illness has changed from the mid–20th century to modern times, moving from a diagnosis–focused to a person–focused definition of mental illnesses, and from an “absence of disease” model to one that stresses positive psychological function for mental health. Currently, wellness refers to theRead… Read more »