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    Hailing the launch of an ambitious health insurance scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as historic, BJP president Amit Shah Sunday said the government has given the poor the right to live with dignity with its various schemes. Reported by IndiaTimes 10 hours ago.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rolled out the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Jharkhand's Ranchi.

    The ambitious scheme, renamed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY), aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation through a network of empanelled health care providers.

    The National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body implementing the AB-NHPM, has launched a website and a helpline number to help prospective beneficiaries check if their name is there in the final list.

    *One can visit or call up the helpline (14555) to check their enrolment.*

    The Health Ministry has included 1,354 packages in the scheme under which treatment for coronary bypass, knee replacements and stenting, among others, would be provided at 15-20 per cent cheaper rates than the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

    Here are steps to check if you are eligible


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    On the landing page of AM I Eligible Portal, the user has to enter an active mobile number (to receive an OTP) and enter the Captcha letters displaying on the screen and click on the “Generate OTP” button. After this, the user will receive an OTP as a text message on the mobile number entered. The user has to enter this OTP and click on “Verify OTP” which directs to a page to enter the details for search.


    An individual can search whether he/she is an eligible beneficiary for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) using a) Mobile number/Ration Card Number (collected during ADCD drive), b) SECC Name or c) RSBY URN.

    a) Mobile number/Ration Card Number: An Additional Data Collection Drive (ADCD) was conducted on 30th April 2018 at Gram Sabha’s across India to capture active mobile number and ration card number of a family of the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) database. If the individual got his/her Mobile number or Ration card number captured during this drive, only then it will show results on the portal. If the individual got his details captured during the ADCD drive and still no results are displayed, then the “SECC Name” option should be used for searching.

    b) SECC Name: An individual can search if he/she is eligible for PMJAY using his details as per the SECC database such as Name, Father’s Name, Gender, State etc. Even now, if no results are displayed, then the user should contact a nearby Ayushmaan Mitra.

    c) RSBY URN : Additionally, all active families that are enrolled under RSBY (till 31st March, 2018) that do not feature in the targeted groups as per SECC data will be included as well and can identify if they are eligible for PMJAY using RSBY URN.



    If the search is successful, the individual has an option to receive a text message with the HHID number/RSBY URN for future purposes on his/her phone by clicking the “Get SMS” button and entering the mobile number. Note:


    PM Modi had announced the launch of the scheme from ramparts of the Red Fort during his Independence Day speech. As many as 30 states and Union Territories have signed MoUs with the Centre and will implement the programme over the next two to three months, after its launch Sunday.


    So far 15,686 applications for hospital empanelment have been received and over 8,735 hospitals, both public and private, have been empanelled for the scheme.


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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world's biggest healthcare program on Sunday, aiming to provide free health services to half a billion poor people, which could boost his chances in national elections early next year. Reported by Reuters 8 hours ago.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world's biggest healthcare programme on Sunday, aiming to provide free health services to half a billion poor people, which could boost his chances in national elections early next year. Reported by Reuters India 8 hours ago.

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    Ayushman Bharat programme dubbed 'Modicare' promises to insure 500 million poor people across the country. Reported by Al Jazeera 7 hours ago.

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    Ninestone Corporation today announced that they are an approved vendor in the MA DSRIP TA Marketplace. Ninestone consultants are prepared with operational experience, systems expertise, and creative problem-solving skills to assist ACOs and CPs with design and implementation of new or improved programs/processes to enhance their ability to provide integrated, high quality health outcomes and an improved member experience.

    LEXINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB) September 23, 2018

    Ninestone Corporation, a management consulting firm that specializes in working with healthcare, small business and non-profit organizations, announced today their selection as an approved vendor to participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and the TA Marketplace in the Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange and Care Coordination-Integration TA Domains.

    Ninestone empowers healthcare organizations to achieve operational and financial success by maximizing the value gained from business and technology investments. By leveraging our people, processes and available technology, Ninestone is able to identify and implement realistic solutions that address healthcare’s unique challenges.

    “We are excited at the opportunity to be an approved TA Vendor and are looking forward to engaging with Community Partners (CP) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to assist them in enhancing their ability to provide integrated, high quality care to MassHealth members,” noted Jennifer Venditti, President of Ninestone.

    Ninestone understands the challenges that contracted organizations experienced while preparing to meet the ACO and CP program launch requirements. With the programs now underway, Ninestone is looking forward to helping organizations recognize opportunities for improvement that result in better health outcomes, an improved member experience, and the agility needed to overcome barriers to success.

    About MA TA Marketplace

    The MA DSRIP Technical Assistance Marketplace (TA Marketplace) is part of a broader initiative of MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and contractor Abt Associates Inc. (Abt) which aims to support ACOs and CPs in improving health outcomes and experience for Medicaid patients throughout Massachusetts. The TA Marketplace serves to enable MassHealth ACOs and CPs to easily navigate and tap into the array of resources and supports available to them through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program. It is through the TA Marketplace that ACOs and CPs can learn more about the TA Vendors available to them through this program.

    About Ninestone

    Ninestone Corporation is a woman owned, MA WBE certified consulting firm that combines its broad systems expertise, deep operational experience, creative problem solving acumen, and rigorous management process to deliver highly successful projects on time and on budget. Whether designing and implementing new programs/processes or revising existing ones to improve efficiency, we partner with our clients from assessment through planning and execution.
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    Telangana chose not to implement the Centre's Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme launched Sunday for the time being citing a state scheme that covered nearly 80 lakh families, drawing flak from opposition BJP Reported by Firstpost 14 hours ago.

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    Policybazaar Group Forays into UAE Insurance and Lending Market ETechAces Marketing and Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (“*Policybazaar Group*”), the parent company of India’s leading insurtech brand, ** and India’s leading lending marketplace, and newly launched healthtech platform,, has now forayed into the UAE market, with the launch of its new venture,, an online financial products marketplace, that would list insurance and lending products on its platform, to begin with.


    *Policybazaar UAE Website*The international expansion marks a milestone moment in the decade-old journey of Policybazaar Group that has shortlisted Dubai to serve as a hub for the UAE operations. The group has appointed *Neeraj Gupta *as the CEO for its new venture,, in an elevation from his earlier role at the group of leading the motor insurance business for the flagship brand,

    The new international set up was initiated in March earlier this year, and has sold over 2,000 policies and underwritten premium worth INR 6 crore (AED 3 million) through its partnership with 10+ insurance partners in the region, during its beta phase.

    Commenting on the launch, *Yashish Dahiya, Co-founder & **CEO**, Policybazaar Group*, said, “We have been at the forefront of initiating the change in the way India consumes financial products, and the foray into the international market is a momentous occasion for us. Our expansion into the UAE market is based on the same philosophy of developing a strong tech-based platform that makes consumers the king in their ability to choose a gamut of financial products."

     * Neeraj Gupta, CEO,*

    Delighted with the official launch of operations, *Neeraj Gupta, CEO,*, said, "We are very confident of replicating our success of the India market in this region. The initial business numbers have been very encouraging, and above of what our expectations were. We plan to further build on this start of our beta phase, by creating a strong product line for our consumers, as our platform is now fairly stable and evolved." With, PolicyBazaar Group intends to become a one-stop shop for consumer's personal finance needs in the UAE region. Over the next three years, is looking to build an extensive network of local banking and insurance partners, and underwrite premium worth INR 500 crore (AED 250 million) from the region.

    The initial products listed on the platform include motor insurance, travel insurance and soon will have life insurance and lending products added to its product line. 


    *About* is Policybazaar Group's first overseas venture and is an online financial products marketplace, aimed at becoming a one-stop shop for consumers personal finance needs in the UAE market. currently partners with more than 10 partners across lending and insurance categories with 50+ products on offer.


    *About ETechAces Marketing & Consulting Pvt. Ltd. *(“*Policybazaar Group*”)

    ETechAces is the parent company that holds India’s leading insurtech brand,, India’s leading lending marketplace, and newly launched health tech platform, The company has backing from a host of investors including the likes of Softbank, Temasek, Tiger Global Management, True North, InfoEdge (, Premji Invest, besides investments from other PE funds and family offices.


    The group's flagship brand, started with a purpose to educate people on insurance products and has had a significant influence on how insurance is bought in India. It has helped in driving penetration of pure life insurance, health insurance, and such products which were barely bought earlier.


    From receiving traffic of 180,000 visitors in 2008, has come a long way and today hosts over 100 million visitors yearly and records sale of nearly 300,000 transactions a month. Currently, accounts for nearly 25% of India’s life cover, and over 7% of India’s retail health business. It accounts for roughly half of all internet based insurance purchase in the country and is more than doubling annually.


    In 2014, Policybazaar group started, an online financial marketplace for investment and lending products. Today, is India’s largest online financial marketplace for loans and credit cards. It currently partners with more than 75 partners across lending and investment categories with 300+ products on offer. Since its inception in early 2014, the company has marked a staggering growth, and today disburses loans worth Rs. 360 crore in a month to more than 450 cities and towns.


    We have received several accolades in India and globally. The most noteworthy being recognized as India’s top and world’s leading “*Fin Tech Innovator*” by the Global consultancy firm, KPMG and venture capital fund, H2 Ventures for 2015 & 2016. In fact, the brand has won a range of awards in the last couple of years, many of them consecutively. These include The Financial Express “*Best Fintech Marketplace*”, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Digital India Award for “*Best Financial Website*”, “*Most Innovating Insurance Service*”, IDC Iconic Award for “T*ech Implementation leading to Operational Excellence*”, to name a few.

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    Prima Solutions Expands Product Offering and Geographical Reach Through the Acquisition of ICOD Inc. LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its continuing growth strategy, Prima Solutions (Prima), the premier software platform for Property and Casualty insurers, has agreed to acquire ICOD Inc. (ICOD), the Canadian provider of software solutions for Life and Health insurance. Recognized as an established leader with its SN Assurance suite, ICOD offers a best-in class solution deliverable in SaaS or on premise. The transaction, which closed on September 20th, accelerates Prima’s e Reported by Business Wire 12 hours ago.

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    On Sunday, *Prime Minister *Narendra Modi formally launched *Ayushman Bharat, *which is part of  *Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana *(PM-JAY) . The scheme, popularly called Modicare, was first announced by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while he presented the union budget for the 2018-19 financial year.

    According to the *scheme*, PM-JAY ‘will provide financial protection (*Swasthya *Suraksha) to 10.74 crore poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational categories of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data (approx. 50 crore beneficiaries). It will offer a benefit cover of Rs. 500,000 per family per year (*on a family floater basis*).’

    On *paper *the scheme looks enticing, and provides hope to millions of Indians who fall below the poverty line, and can’t afford basic healthcare, and if implemented properly could cement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legacy. 

    But when we deep dive into the scheme, there are several challenges that the government faces to make Ayushman Bharat a success. 


    Firstly, India has a *shortage *of doctors across public and private hospitals.  Sub-*district *hospitals or Community Health Centres (CHCs) at the taluka level suffer the maximum brunt of lack of infrastructure and shortage of human resources, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data shows.

    While 22,496 *specialists *are required across India to run CHCs, only 11, 910 or 47% posts have been *sanctioned*. What is more shocking is that of the sanctioned 11, 910 posts, only 4,156 posts are filled while close to 65% posts are lying vacant. Providing safe healthcare at grassroots is impossible without *specialist *doctors who ensure timely surgeries of patients and ensure safe maternal and child health services. 

    It was also revealed that in *India*, there is one *government *allopathic doctor for every 10,189 people, one government hospital bed for every 2,046 people and one state-run hospital for every 90,343 people. Data from the National Health Profile 2017 also shows 10% work of India's doctors work the public health sector.

    And while Ayushman Bharat has said that a number of private hospitals will fall under its ambit, it will still pose the doctor to patient challenge if patients decide to come to private hospitals.


    If a hospital – particularly a private hospital – knows you’re covered, then expect every test to be done, even if it’s not necessary. There will be things such as an ‘ergonomic pillow’, ‘mattress for back support’ and other unnecessary factors added to the service that the healthcare business provides to patients today. As a result, the Rs 5,00,000 insurance that Ayushman Bharat provides to each family could be used up by one patient, if the hospital decides to call the shots. In the case of a BPL family, they won’t know the difference between what is necessary and what is not, as long as their family member is well looked after.


    Firstly, there is a migratory population that the government has to deal with. This migratory population comprises the people living below poverty line (BPL) in urban slums. Due to several factors including municipalities reclaiming the land on which they have built their homes, they usually disappear from the national census of a particular area because of forceful eviction. This population may have difficulty in obtaining an Aadhaar card due to the constant change in address.  


    During the 2018-19 budget, union finance minister Arun Jaitley announced an estimated Rs 54,667 crore for heatlhcare - a 2.7% increase from the previous year.  

    The budgetary allocation for PMJAY is Rs 2,000 crore in 2018-19, and the scheme claims to benefit 10 crore families (50 crore people). With only Rs 2,000 crore being allotted, it remains a mystery where the money will come from , as the government is yet to disclose this detail.

    Kerala finance minister TM Thomas Isaac was also critical of the scheme. Taking to Twitter, he said, "Total claims under RSBY so far are 12 million. Kerala accounts for Rs 5.3 million. A state with a population share of three per cent, accounts for 42 per cent of the claims -- a sad commentary on implementation. Ayushman Bharat also is on the same track." 

    Besides Kerala, Telangana, Punjab, Odisha, and Delhi have announced that they will not avail the *scheme*. 

    -*ROAD AHEAD*-

    The progamme can be the greatest thing that has happened to India with regards to affordable healthcare for all. However, the need for proper step-by-step implementation is necessary otherwise Modicare has the chance of becoming just another health cover for India.

    *The author is Assistant Editors Editor at DNA. Views are personal*





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    BJP President Amit Shah criticised the opposition parties, including the Congress, on Monday saying they suffered from "Modi phobia" and did not have any agenda for the country's development.

    All partners of the BJP in the NDA on the other hand are united and serious about transforming India as the number one country in the world, Shah said. Hitting out at the Naveen Patnaik's BJD government in Odisha, he said it is responsible for backwardness and poverty in the mineral-rich state. Its ouster from power is certain in the 2019 election, he told a women's meeting here. "I want to tell the people that the Congress and all opposition parties are working together for breaking India while (prime minister Narendra) Modi-ji is busy in making India," he said.

    The prime minister is seeking to eradicate poverty, but the opposition wants "Modi hatao (defeat)", the BJP president said. Modi wants to eliminate unemployment, while opposition calls for his removal.
    "We (BJP) say put an end to insecurity among people, but they (opposition) want removal of Modi. The opposition has no specific agenda, no neta (leader) and no neeti (policy). Their only programme is removal of Modi as they are suffering from Modi phobia," the BJP President said.

    Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha, which has been in power in the state since 2000, he said, "The Naveen Patnaik government has lost all rights to continue in power in Odisha even for a second as the state remains backward despite abundant mineral resources." Slamming the Naveen Patnaik government for rejecting the Centre's flagship health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, Shah said if the BJP comes to power in the state it would immediately join the programme for the benefit of lakhs of poor people.

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    Three New Leaders Join AHIP Senior Executive Team WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has added three new leaders to its executive team. These leaders further expand AHIP’s deep bench of policy, advocacy, strategy, and operational experts who are committed to health care solutions that work to improve affordability, choice, and value for all Americans: Keith Fontenot joins as Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategy, effective October 1. He is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Reported by Business Wire 2 hours ago.

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    Partnership will support financial advising clients in healthcare planning

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 25, 2018

    Healthcare advisory firm Bernard Health today announced a new partnership with Baird to provide healthcare planning and health insurance advice to clients of the national financial services firm.

    As healthcare costs continue to rise, integrating insurance and healthcare expenses into retirement is an area of significant concern for clients of financial advising and wealth management practices. At the same time, there are few resources available to help individuals and families make the right decisions around health and drug coverage, Medicare, and planning for healthcare needs and costs in retirement.

    Through the 12-month Healthcare Extension partnership, Baird’s 900 advisors across the country will have access to Bernard Health’s licensed, noncommissioned healthcare advisors. Bernard Health has more than a decade of experience helping individuals and families compare and enroll in medical coverage, drug coverage, Social Security, and dental and vision coverage, as well as providing advocacy and support in doctor and provider recommendations, medical bill auditing and opening Health Savings Accounts.

    “More and more financial advisors all over the country are recognizing that healthcare represents a notable gap in the financial planning process,” said Ryan McCostlin, who leads the Healthcare Extension segment at Bernard Health. “We are impressed by Baird’s leadership and commitment to closing this gap for clients across the country.”

    “Based on the strength of a local pilot in Nashville with The Liles Group, we have decided to offer this service to clients nationwide through our national network of advisors,” said Brian Ellenbecker, senior vice president and senior financial planner at Baird. “We are excited to provide expert advice to our clients in an area that is still outside the scope of most financial advising practices.”

    Bernard Health launched the Healthcare Extension model through financial advisors in 2017 and has since grown to partner with independent and regional retirement advisors in the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. The company’s agreement with Baird represents its first corporate-level partnership.

    As a result of the growth of this business, Bernard Health is, and plans to continue, adding advisors to support its growing cohort of financial advising partners.

    For more information, please visit

    About Bernard Health:

    Bernard Health is a fast-growing benefits brokerage and HR software company based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company provides expert advice about health insurance to individuals and employers, and licenses its proprietary HR and benefits administration platform, BerniePortal, to brokers around the country. Bernard Health assists clients with their benefits and HR needs in Nashville, Indianapolis, Austin, and Atlanta, and has broker, provider, and financial advisor partners around the country. Bernard Health’s mission is to be the world’s most trusted advisor when it comes to helping people plan for their healthcare.

    About Baird:

    Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $211 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2018. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at Reported by PRWeb 34 minutes ago.

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    RegQuest™, the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resource focused on health insurance functions including medical management and appeals, today announced that Executive Director Jessica Grillo, JD, will serve as the luncheon keynote speaker at the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) Annual Symposium, which will be held October 16-17, 2018 in San Diego, California.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) September 19, 2018

    RegQuest™, the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resource focused on health insurance functions including medical management and appeals, today announced that Executive Director Jessica Grillo, JD, will serve as the luncheon keynote speaker at the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) Annual Symposium, which will be held October 16-17, 2018 in San Diego, California.

    Each year, NAIRO’s annual Symposium discusses the latest developments and trends in independent medical review. The Symposium delivers in-depth educational content, along with networking opportunities, to meet and exchange ideas with others in the industry.

    The theme for the 2018 NAIRO Symposium is “Navigating the Changes in Healthcare,” highlighting changes in compliance, regulatory, and other requirements to help Independent Review Organizations (IROs) and Utilization Review Organizations (UROs) navigate the dynamic and ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

    Ms. Grillo’s luncheon keynote will center on RegQuest’s unique ability to deliver an on-demand, subscription-based breakdown of all 50 states’ utilization management, external review, grievance procedure and Workers’ Compensation utilization management laws and regulations. RegQuest’s research is conducted by a team of legal experts, vetted by state regulators and regularly updated. In addition, RegQuest provides its subscribers with quick reference tables, trend reports and educational webinars.

    “NAIRO and its Symposiums provide a terrific avenue for collaboration, education and networking amongst IROs and UROs,” said Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RegQuest founder. Carneal added, “We are honored to provide NAIRO’s membership base with a keynote that highlights real-world examples of the information RegQuest is poised to deliver.”

    RegQuest not only summarizes key regulatory and industry trends, but also works with key stakeholders, including The Kennedy Forum and Schooner Strategies, LLC, to develop new model regulations and policies that promote value, transparency and accountability in health care.

    To register for the 2018 NAIRO Symposium, visit:

    About RegQuest
    RegQuest, an online, subscription-based tracking and reporting service, details many of the business, legal and regulatory forces directly impacting health insurance companies, medical management organizations, third party administrators and other key players in the health insurance industry. RegQuest is an essential current awareness tool for employers and health plans, making compliance easier and more efficient by offering accurate information in a user-friendly format via its 50 state regulatory surveys, quick reference summary tables, and subscriber alerts. RegQuest is well on its way to complete the “DNA sequencing” of all medical management regulations. For more information or to subscribe, please visit

    About NAIRO
    NAIRO (The National Association of Independent Review Organizations) was formed by the majority of URAC-accredited IROs. The mission of NAIRO is to promote the quality and integrity of the independent review process at the internal and external levels. Utilizing the expertise of board-certified clinicians throughout the country, NAIRO members embrace an evidence-based approach to independent medical peer review, in order to help resolve coverage disputes between enrollees and their health plans. More information can be found at Reported by PRWeb 1 week ago.

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    Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a keynote speaker at the Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual CEO +CFO Roundtable in November.

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 19, 2018

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton as a celebrity keynote for Becker's 7th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable, Nov. 12-14 at the Swissôtel Chicago.

    A Chicago native and the author of five best-selling books, Ms. Clinton has devoted four decades to public service. After graduating from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale Law School, she married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney. During her 12 years as first lady of Arkansas, she was chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the Arkansas Children's Hospital and Children's Defense Fund boards.

    Ms. Clinton was first lady of the U.S. from 1993 to 2001, during which time she led efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, decrease teen pregnancy rates, and establish the Children's Health Insurance Program. In 2000, Ms. Clinton was elected U.S. senator from New York. As senator, she worked to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare and secured funding to rebuild New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Ms. Clinton was re-elected to the Senate in 2006, winning 58 out of New York's 62 counties.

    The following year, Ms. Clinton became the first woman to win a presidential primary or caucus state, receiving 18 million votes. After campaigning for Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the 2008 general election, she was named secretary of state. Over four years, Ms. Clinton worked to strengthen the country's global leadership and visited 112 countries. Her notable efforts include backing crippling sanctions on Iran and negotiating a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

    Ms. Clinton made history again in 2016, becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. As the Democratic presidential candidate, she won the national popular vote by earning support from nearly 66 million Americans.

    Ms. Clinton will speak at Becker's conference Wednesday, Nov. 14. She joins more than 135 executive speakers, including 78 CEOs and 50 CFOs, who make up a full three-day agenda of sessions on key topics such as strategy, leadership, finance, physician alignment and more.

    To hear Hillary Clinton and other fascinating speakers, join Becker's Hospital Review at Becker's 7th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable, Nov. 12-14 by registering here: or contact Jess Cole by email at or by phone at 312-929-3675.

    For the complete conference brochure, click here:

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    Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

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    A Nashville-based company that provides care-management services to health insurance companies has a new leader. KEPRO announced Wednesday that Joel Portice has been named CEO of the company. He succeeds Joseph Dougher, who has retired, according to a news release.  Portice was most recently CEO of Nashville-based Intermedix Corp., a health care revenue-cycle management and data-analytic firm that was sold in February to Chicago-based R1 RCM Inc. in a deal valued at $460 million. Prior to Intermedix,… Reported by bizjournals 1 week ago.

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    Some members of a state board expressed concern that the health insurance giant may have misrepresented its history of alleged labor-law violations. Reported by bizjournals 1 week ago.

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    Jennifer Bailey, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, spearheads all HR functions as Chief People Officer at Cognosante.

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) September 19, 2018

    Cognosante, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Bailey as Chief People Officer. Bailey, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will spearhead all Human Resources (HR) functions, including acquiring, developing, and retaining talent; building and advancing organizational capabilities, and driving employee engagement.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the team,” said Cognosante founder and CEO Michele Kang. “She recognizes the unique challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment, and understands how establishing the right people strategy is critical to the success of our organization. Jennifer’s proven ability to provide strategic direction, leadership, coordination, and management of all facets of HR operations will support Cognosante’s strategic direction, creating alignment with the mission, vision, values, goals, and overall culture of the company.”

    Bailey joins Cognosante from Perspecta, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for the past four years. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of HR including talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, and HR business partnerships. Prior to Perspecta, Bailey spent 13 years at Vangent Inc. which was later acquired by General Dynamics Information Technology. As Vice President of HR for the Health and Civilian Solutions Division, she served as a trusted advisor to senior business leaders and drove the implementation of workforce strategies.

    “I look forward to contributing and providing insights that are meaningful to both business and people,” said Bailey. “This opportunity strikes a perfect balance for me—one that allows me to apply government contracting industry knowledge to human capital strategy while also participating as a member of the executive team. I believe business growth comes from a happy and thriving workforce, and from what I’ve heard, that exceptional talent already exists at Cognosante.”

    About Cognosante
    Cognosante provides technology solutions, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has nearly three decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid; Medicare; military and Veterans’ health; the health insurance marketplace; data standards and analytics; modular system development and integration; and fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention. Visit for more information.

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    DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG: Digital property insurance *FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / September 20, 2018 /* Deutsche Familienversicherung has been offering a new household insurance policy since 19.09.2018. DFV-HausratSchutz is therefore the first of a total of three new digital property insurance policies that the Frankfurt-based Insurtech will be launching on the market in the coming weeks. "16 Matrix" therefore consists of household contents, liability insurance, motor legal protection and accident insurance. The latter was launched on the market last year and is the first "on demand" accident insurance in Germany, and was awarded a "very good" rating (1.3) by the German consumer organisation, Stiftung Warentest on Wednesday. The structure of "16 Matrix Property" is based on the simple and clear structure of "16 Matrix health" and in terms of costs is available in the variants Basic, Comfort, Premium and Exclusive. Dr. Stefan M. Knoll, CEO and founder of Deutsche Familienversicherung says: "In 2007 we launched the property insurance package Combi-5-plus onto the German insurance market which offered a revolutionary new product solution. So, in 2018 we will be implementing the new 16^th Matrix Property"; a product portfolio that is easy to understand and is based the level of digitisation of our supplementary health insurance.

    *Customers want things to be quick and easy - the digital customer journey*

    The digital customer journey begins once the customer has chosen one of the insurance products Basic, Comfort, Premium or Exclusive, and Deutsche Familienversicherung offers the mobile payment methods PayPal, AmazonPay and Amazon Login. Once the 2-minute online process is complete, the customer will receive an email with the login data for the DFV customer portal, the link to download the DFV app and an insurance card in wallet format. The digital wallet card has replaced the old plastic card. Customers can use the DFV app and the DFV customer portal to make changes to their contract data which the Java-based IT-system then implements in real time and notifies the customer direct via email. The conclusion and business processing of the new DFV property insurance therefore takes place exclusively online and digitally. Dr. Stefan M. Knoll: "Customers want things to be quick, easy, clear and transparent, convenient is the key. We can guarantee this with our digital customer journey and achieve new standards in terms of customer orientation."

    *Claims settlement - the digital 48-hour guarantee*

    A claims settlement starts with a scan or image of the invoice which customers can upload to their DFV app or the DFV customer portal. The digital claims settlement process can then begin. With accident insurance, the Insurtech uses ICD-10 codes, an international classification of medical interventions and health conditions that would frequently appear on a medical invoice. The artificial intelligence then compares the data with the codes stipulated in the insurance policy conditions as covered, and the AI uses a fully automated process to decide if the costs will be reimbursed. Deutsche Familienversicherung also uses AI to settle claims relating to other property insurance cases. However, the Insurtech is only in the early stages of the application; Dr. Stefan M. Knoll adds: "The vulnerability to fraud in household contents and liability insurance is much higher than in accident insurance or supplementary health insurance, and this is why we have already incorporated AI into our systems to learn from employee judgments and decisions. But it will be some time until the settlement processing of claims for legal expenses, household and liability insurance is fully automated."

    *About Deutsche Familienversicherung*

    Deutsche Familienversicherung is based in Frankfurt am Main. It is an Insurtech operating on the German market and the first digitised insurance company. The 16 Matrix, with its clear, prudent and excellent insurance policies, has set new standards in the industry. Simply enter your age and the process is complete. Simple. Sensible. For more information, please visit:


    Lutz Kiesewetter
    Head of Corporate Communications
    Telefon: +49 69 74 30 46 396
    Telefax: +49 69 74 30 46 46
    E-Mail:*SOURCE:* DFV Deutsche Familienversicherung AG

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