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Andrew Slavitt, second from left, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seen here in a 2013 file photo when he was executive vice president for Optum/QSSI. Andrew Slavitt, second from left, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seen here in a 2013 file photo when he was executive vice president for Optum/QSSI.
Das will focus on the implementation of the Internet Of Medical Things and its potential to reshape the industry by creating a connected ecosystem based on sensors and devices and centered around the individual. She will discuss how thanks to the evolution of technology, wearables are moving beyond fitness and into the world of patient-generated-healthcare-data to transform the treatment of conditions from epilepsy to diabetes.
It's almost a prerequisite to have a healthy reserve of stoicism if you're operating a nursing home in the United States today. How better to hold firm against the onslaught of regulatory pressures, payment problems and legal challenges? In fact, given the most recent report from Aon's Actuarial & Analytical Practice, a few extra verses of "Always Look on the Bright Side Life" might be in order.
The only good thing that can be said about aging is that it's better than the alternative. It's also more expensive, and as society ages, we're going to have to figure out how we pay for it.
Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Civil Rights published a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act . Most prominently, this rule prohibits discrimination in health coverage on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.