Humana offers post-discharge telehealth program; Angioplasty costs vary widely, BCBS report says;

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> Humana has partnered with the company AMC Health to launch a telehealth program aimed at helping the insurer's Medicaid Advantage members navigate post-hospital discharge care and avoid readmission. Announcement

> The amount that health insurers pay for angioplasties varies widely nationwide, according to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Report (.pdf)

> Health insurers sometimes refuse to pay the medical bills of trauma victims due to a little-known "illegal activity" loophole in many health plans, the New York Times reports. Article

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> Teaching hospitals increasingly subsidize graduate medical education, but the return on investment is unclear, according to Crain's Detroit Business. For example, in 2013, Royal Oak, Michigan's Beaumont Hospital received $57 million from health insurers and state and federal agencies to cover the cost of its residencies. Article

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> Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a rural telemedicine project launched by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in 2003, just received a significant financial boost from the GE Foundation. Article

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