Day: September 7, 2020

Posted in Business

AccentCare, Fairview Health Services form post-acute business

Dallas-based AccentCare and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services plan to launch a new post-acute business in Minnesota.

AccentCare, a post-acute healthcare provider, will be the majority owner in the business, and Fairview, a not-for-profit health system, will retain a 20% stake in the company, according to a news release. The deal is expected to close Nov. 2.

The new business, AccentCare Fairview, will be the preferred post-acute provider of home health and hospice services for Fairview, according to the release.

“Today is the culmination of a journey we have been on to solidify a future of service-minded, quality home health and hospice care for Minnesotans in their most cherished environment—their homes,” AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers said in a prepared statement.

AccentCare has more than 30 partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups and health systems, including the joint-venture companies AccentCare Asante Home Health, AccentCare UC San Diego Health at Home, AccentCare UCLA

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Posted in Insurance

Health Insurance Guys: New California family needs a better health care plan | The Health Insurance Guys

Al: You just missed our final COVID-19 open enrollment extension. Usually our open enrollment ends around February or March. This year, each month has had an additional extension right up to Aug. 31. The “official” open enrollment for 2021 starts Nov. 1 this year and goes until Jan. 31 next year.

By the way, beginning Sept. 1, there is another open enrollment for people in the counties impacted by the wildfires — a “special event” qualifying event.

Anyway, our reader is eligible to begin coverage for his family as early as Oct. 1 so long as he starts the application before Sept. 15. If started after Sept. 15, the earliest date would be Nov. 1.

Tom: Going back to the Kaiser Platinum Plan, it includes no deductible, $15 office visits with a primary care physician and a maximum out-of-pocket expense of $4,500 for an individual. Meanwhile, the two Gold Kaiser

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Posted in Money

APIs Will Decentralize CBDCs – CoinDesk

Carmelle Cadet is the founder and CEO of EMTECH, a fintech for central banks, and a former IBM Global Finance & Business Leader.   

According to several surveys, up to 80% of central banks are exploring the prospect of launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Furthermore, the Bank International Settlements (BIS) has essentially said “let’s get on with it” and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now making the case for a public/private model of CBDC implementation.  

The Brooking Institution’s latest paper on design choices for CBDCs shows how far the conversation has come since the start of the year. It’s time to explore what various stakeholders can expect from this transformation. What is their role or benefit in all of this? How might a centralized token help us to do everything we do today with money, and more? 

And let’s face it: How are they going to make money

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