• Home
  • /
  • Category Archives: "Asahp Newswire Archives"

Nursing Supply And Demand Through 2020

Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020 is a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce that analyzes the growing need for qualified nurses. The study projects that the economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Yet, there will not be enough nurses to fill those openings.  It...
Read more

Results Of First End-To-End Testing Of ICD-10 Are Successful

The health care community will be ready for ICD-10 on October 1, according to recent results from end-to-end testing. Approximately 660 health care providers and billing companies submitted nearly 15,000 test claims. The testing was the first of three end-to-end testing weeks scheduled before October 1 when health care providers and others must begin including ICD-10...
Read more

How The ACA Will Affect The Use Of Health Care Services

Beneficiaries who gain health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act will increase the demand for health care services, but only slightly. According to a Commonwealth Fund analysis in an Issue Brief, the number of annual primary care visits will rise by 3.8 percent nationally.   The Brief can be accessed at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/issue-brief/2015/feb/1804_glied_how_will_aca_affect_use_hlt_care_svcs_ib_v2.pdf?la=en...
Read more

The Effects Of Not Expanding Medicaid

A commentary from the Brookings Institution explains why Medicaid expansion represents an opportunity to improve the welfare of the poorest as this group continues to recover from the Great Recession. The commentary can be accessed at http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/health360/posts/2015/02/20-effects-not-expanding-medicaid-barofsky...
Read more

Senate HELP Committee to hold hearing on higher ed regulations Tuesday

  The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on “Recalibrating Regulations of Colleges and Universities.” In November 2013,  a bipartisan group of Senators on the HELP Committee appointed a Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education. The lead authors of the Task Force, WIlliam Kirwin, Chancellor of the University of Maryland system and Nicholas Zeppos, Chancellor...
Read more

How Open Data Can Reveal And Correct The Faults In the U.S. Health System

In April 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released millions of lines of Medicare Part B physician payment data that led many researchers, analysts, journalists, and the general public to use the data to answer a number of pressing health care questions. While the dataset does not include patient-level information, it offers provider...
Read more

County Health Rankings: 2012-2014

The annual County Health Rankings, conducted by the University of Wisconsin and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, grade localities on a variety of health outcomes and factors. Comparisons can be made from rankings data that are shown separately for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Useful information can be obtained to show important health differences in different...
Read more

Comments On The Framework For The Proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System

The American Council on Education (ACE) and 25 other organizations submitted comments to the Department of Education on the framework released in December 2014 for the Obama administration’s proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS). The comments can be accessed at http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/Community-Comments-PIRS-Framework.pdf...
Read more

NYT – Challenges and shortcomings of community colleges

Community Colleges play an important role in providing access to higher education for many harder to serve students and has been a focus of the Obama Administration’s agenda. However, poor overall outcomes continue to plague this system and must be improved in order to ensure more graduates complete their degree and continue their educational pathway. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/business/economy/the-promise-and-failure-of-community-colleges.html?ref=politics...
Read more