Biography for Alicia Caramenico
Alicia Caramenico is the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer and its related publications. Before joining FierceMarkets, she was a web production/multimedia intern at the non-profit Education Week. For almost two years she worked as a publications intern at RiskMetrics Group, a risk management and corporate governance firm in Rockville, Md. Alicia holds a B.A. in print journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys reading and playing with her English bulldog. Alicia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceHealth and @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Alicia Caramenico
Various hospitals groups have expressed disappointment with Congress for not reaching an agreement and are concerned about how the government shutdown will affect care.
Patients who are unhappy with their hospital do not mean the organization will see poor outcomes, according to a study to be published in next week's issue of Risk Management and Insurance Review.
While tasked with running federal health insurance exchanges now open for enrollment, Congress' failure to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown has forced the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to furlough more than half of its employees.
With health insurance exchange opening for enrollment tomorrow, hospitals and health systems should devote sufficient time and energy to this latest healthcare reform change, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. However, many hospitals are not ready for reform to kick in and have yet to create strategies to identify, educate and help people enroll in coverage through the new online marketplaces, ccording to a September report from PwC's Health Research Institute.
Health insurance exchanges will to open for enrollment tomorrow amid confusion and intense scrutiny, NPR reported.
Seventy-five percent of hospitals implement team-based care, but a new study finds a team-based delivery model does not reduce physician burnout, MedPage Today reported.
Only days after more than 100 members of the House of Representatives urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone its "two-midnight" rule for hospital inpatient admissions set to take effect Oct. 1, CMS issued guidance on the new policy announcing auditors will delay scrutiny of short inpatient stays for 90 days.
In a 100-0 vote, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday cleared the way to debate the House-passed stopgap bill that would fund government operations but cut off funds to the Affordable Care Act, USA Today reported.
President Barack Obama said what matters most is getting healthcare reform off the ground and getting people enrolled, not the political popularity of the Affordable Care Act.