• Business Management

    Taking Care of Business | TV Tech

    ONTARIO—The fundamental nature of TV broadcasting is changing, and the companies who make its back office systems—business management (formerly “traffic and billing”), human resources, and scheduling—are changing as well to keep up with the industry’s evolving multiplatform needs. To maximize the continuing usefulness of their products, these vendors are watching broadcast industry trends very closely. THE MOVE TO CLOUD The software advances being made by Imagine Communications, Marketron, Myers, Xytech, and WideOrbit, among others, in their back office systems are an indirect response to eight key broadcasting advances. According to these companies, the biggest trend is the ongoing migration  

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    New auto insurance law forcing severely injured people to scramble for scarcer and scarcer care

    The first thing you notice about Jake Veeder is his horrific injuries. The second thing you notice is his absolutely killer smile, the kind that lights up his whole face. His mother is Tricia Smith. She has the same smile. Smith looks way too young to be the 23-year old Veeder’s mother. People mistake the two for brother and sister, or worse, girlfriend and boyfriend, all the time. “I hate it,” Veeder said, with just a tiny hint of that killer smile. I met mother and son, along with Melanie Olson, Veeder’s medical case manager, outside his new home, Maple  

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  • Health Insurance

    The pandemic has exacerbated India’s mental health care crisis.

    Leena Khurana was 14 years old when her classmates began bullying her—and soon after, she had her first psychotic breakdown. Leena’s older sister Payal Kumar recalls how her younger sister was “an amazing girl” with a “very high IQ” who excelled in studies as well as music and swimming. Back then, the family was settled in Manchester, England, where Payal and Leena’s father K.M. Khurana worked as a doctor in the National Health Service. After her breakdown, Leena never quite recovered. She attempted suicide multiple times, experienced uncontrollable rage, and tried to run away from home. Leena is now 52  

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  • Health Insurance

    Senator, Health Care Executives Discuss What’s Next in Payment, Access Issues

    Earlier this month, a group of bipartisan senators introduced the Telemental Health Care Access Act of 2021, which seeks to allow Medicare beneficiaries to have direct access to mental health care through telehealth. One of those senators spoke at this week’s AHIP meeting about that and other issues, along with 3 health care executives. At the AHIP 2021 Institute and Expo Online, AHIP CEO Matt Eyles spoke with Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, who introduced the telehealth bill along with fellow Republican John Thune, South Dakota, and Democrats Tina Smith, Minnesota, and Ben Cardin, Maryland. Last year’s appropriations package permanently  

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  • Health Insurance

    Patient advocates care about you and your health care

    Every employee at VHA, especially your health care team, aims to provide the best care possible. However, if you have concerns about your care, VHA’s dedicated team of patient advocates can help. At VA, we believe that patient advocacy is everyone’s responsibility, and we want your feedback, including compliments, concerns, complaints and customer service-related issues. Sharing your concerns not only improves your care but also the care for the next Veteran, too. Our patient advocates act as guiding lights for patients through the complex health care system, mediating between patients and the health care team. Many are Veterans who understand,  

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  • Health Insurance

    Under Trump, gains in health care coverage for Latino children mostly erased

    Latino children were disproportionately affected by an overall increase in child uninsured rates between 2016 and 2019 when Donald Trump was president, according to a recent study. More than 1.8 million Latino children lacked health coverage as of 2019, a rate of 9.3 percent, according to the study from the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University released June 8. That is an increase of 354,400 children compared to 2016, when the uninsured rate of Latino children was at 7.7 percent. The uninsured rate of non-Latino children increased from 3.7 percent in 2016 to 4.4 percent in 2019. Although  

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  • Health Insurance

    Readers respond: Don’t cut health care for autism

    Facebook Share Twitter Share Oregon is on a course to strip necessary health care services for people with autism. As a family raising a 4-year old boy with autism, we urge our state to take action immediately to ensure that people with autism are protected. Over the past few decades, all 50 states have made tremendous progress toward ensuring that people with autism have access to the health care they need, such as applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy and speech therapy. These services are scientifically proven to help those with autism integrate into society and live fulfilling lives. Senate Bill  

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  • Health Insurance

    Why Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19 Care May Skyrocket in 2021

    Share on PinterestIn 2021, many insurance companies are expected to drop cost-sharing waivers that had helped patients pay for COVID-19 care, leaving their subscribers to pay a large portion of COVID-19 testing and treatment costs. Tempura/Getty Images Insurance companies waived cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment in 2020 to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus. In 2021, most insurance companies are expected to drop these waivers, leaving their subscribers to pay a large portion of COVID-19 testing and treatment costs. Researchers suggest patients’ out-of-pocket burden could be substantial should insurers stop granting the waivers. Being hospitalized for  

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