Health2 Resources

Health2 Resources Established in 1998, Washington, D.C.-area Health2 Resources develops results-oriented marketing communications and public relations programs for a broad mix of clients.

Our unique strength is an in-depth understanding of health care ◦We are publicists, problem solvers, and project managers. We understand the players and the dynamics that drive the health care sector. We understand our clients’ customers—and how to reach their potential customers.

◦We work with you to define each audience and we will create jointly-developed marketing objectives and messages designed to motivate target audiences. We provide the strategies and create the tools to communicate to those audiences.

◦Through H2R research, strategic plan development, and government and investor relations programs, we develop and implement effective strategies and tactics that lead to results.

◦We have the capability to get you ink! Proactive publicity efforts raise awareness of your company’s executive’s and your products and services

◦We manage company reputation by finding favorable solutions to community relations issues, either in times of crisis or during leadership transition.

◦We work closely with local, state and federal policymakers and regulatory agencies to build and improve relationships on behalf of our clients. Our staff also interfaces with key stakeholders such as health care consultants, board members, investors, suppliers, brokers, insurance agents and national health care thought leaders.

PCMH H2RMinutes--Nov 14, 2012: Medicaid increase may have minimal impact http://conta.cc/ZqvLSu
11/14/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes--Nov 14, 2012: Medicaid increase may have minimal impact

PCMH H2RMinutes--Nov 14, 2012: Medicaid increase may have minimal impact http://conta.cc/ZqvLSu

CMS issued a final rule temporarily increasing Medicaid primary care physician payments. The rule implements a provision of the Affordable Care Act, detailing the extent and target of the increase, which begins in January and lasts through 2014. The provision is designed to match Medicare rates, but...

10/25/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX Oct. 25, 2012: Hatch has HIX questions

H2RMinutes: HIX Oct. 25, 2012: Hatch has HIX questions http://conta.cc/TcfXMd

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has more HIX questions; this time, he has raised issues about contractors for the federal exchange,The Hillreports. Some of the companies that received contracts to help build the federal exchange have been acquired since winning their contracts, and Hatch wants to know wha...

H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Oct 18, 2012: Smooth transitions key to avoiding penalties http://conta.cc/TxHFnt
10/18/2012
H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Oct 18, 2012: Smooth transitions key to avoiding penalties

H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Oct 18, 2012: Smooth transitions key to avoiding penalties http://conta.cc/TxHFnt

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has a low readmission rate and won't be facing the new Medicare penalties. Chief Quality Officer Dr. Greg Caputo points out transitions from the hospital to home, nursing home or home care agency are rife with potential pitfalls. Avoiding readmission "invo...

10/17/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes--Oct 17, 2012: Incentive disbursement creates challenges

PCMH H2RMinutes--Oct 17, 2012: Incentive disbursement creates challenges http://conta.cc/T0fsVF

Physician practice owners and employed physicians are struggling with disbursement issues around meaningful use incentive payments and other types of bonus money,AAFP News Nowreports. "Employed physicians, soon-to-be employed physicians and physician practice owners likely would all benefit from up-...

10/10/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Oct 10, 2012: GOP lawmakers: Suspend Meaningful Use

PCMH H2RMinutes- Oct 10, 2012: GOP lawmakers: Suspend Meaningful Use http://conta.cc/VP2ctw

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp and three other GOP House leaders sent a letter asking HHS to suspend incentive payments for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program. The letter claims nearly $10 billion might have been wasted because Stage 2 rules are "weaker" than the Stage 1 rules. Na...

10/04/2012
H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Oct 4, 2012: California AG launches antitrust investigation

H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Oct 4, 2012: California AG launches antitrust investigation http://conta.cc/RfEbGO

California's attorney general is investigating whether increased consolidation among hospitals and physician groups will result in "supracompetitive" prices, according to an alert from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. There's nationwide antitrust scrutiny of such rapid consolidation, but specific ...

10/03/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Oct 3, 2012: AHA urges AHRQ to work with stakeholders to improve EHR quality measur

PCMH H2RMinutes- Oct 3, 2012: AHA urges AHRQ to work with stakeholders to improve EHR quality measures http://conta.cc/PvJD6z

The American Hospital Association is asking the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to work with stakeholders to ensure quality measures collected by electronic health records are "valid, reliable and feasible to collect." Providers and vendors have faced "significant issues" with the Meaning...

H2RMinutes: HIX Sept. 27, 2012: Utah HIX attacked http://conta.cc/SSXHI9
09/27/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX Sept. 27, 2012: Utah HIX attacked

H2RMinutes: HIX Sept. 27, 2012: Utah HIX attacked http://conta.cc/SSXHI9

The Utah Health Exchange--developed before the Affordable Care Act mandate--was hacked last month. TheSalt Lake Tribunereports the hack was a "graffiti attack" on the shopping portal; the site was down for about 10 days. Protected health information, on a separate secure site, was not compromised, a...

09/26/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Sept 26, 2012: AAFP: PCMH must be led by docs

PCMH H2RMinutes- Sept 26, 2012: AAFP: PCMH must be led by docs http://conta.cc/VI5QD0

In a new white paper,Primary Care for the 21st Century: Ensuring a Quality, Physician-led Team for Every Patient,the American Academy of Family Physicians contends patient-centered medical homes must be led by physicians, not nurse practitioners. The report addresses the differences in educational a...

09/20/2012
H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Sept 20, 2012:

H2RMinutes-Accountable Care Sept 20, 2012: http://conta.cc/PXdd91

The Stark Law, the federal anti-kickback statute, tax-exempt status and antitrust law are of great concern to ACOs. Although federal agencies have designed a series of self-implementing waivers for the application of these laws, the exemptions can lead to broad interpretations,Molly Gamble and Barto...

09/13/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX Sept. 13, 2012: Montana voters get say on ACA - and Senate balance of power

H2RMinutes: HIX Sept. 13, 2012: Montana voters get say on ACA - and Senate balance of power http://conta.cc/SHK9oS

Nov. 6, Montana residents will vote on a measure that would ban the state or the federal government from ordering Montanans to purchase health insurance. As in Missouri, its passage would be largely symbolic, but the effort carries special significance because Montana's senior senator--Max Baucus, u...

09/05/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Sept 5, 2012: Forbes columnist: Like Arab Spring, Primary Care Spring will transfor

PCMH H2RMinutes- Sept 5, 2012: Forbes columnist: Like Arab Spring, Primary Care Spring will transform http://conta.cc/Rh0yJD

"A year ago, the Arab Spring rocked the world. Stateside, a less visible revolution is underway... the Primary Care Spring," Dave Chase writes in Forbes. "Perhaps as unlikely as a street vendor catalyzing the Arab Spring, a catalyst for the Primary Care Spring was IBM." At the heart of this effort i...

08/29/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Aug. 29, 2012: Final rule for Stage 2 MU released

PCMH H2RMinutes- Aug. 29, 2012: Final rule for Stage 2 MU released http://conta.cc/PsSk0R

The Stage 2 Meaningful Use final rule, issued last week, includes two additional core objectives: electronic messaging adoption among physicians and automatic medication tracking among hospitals. It makes optional Stage 1 menu items mandatory, adds a requirement for patient engagement, allows medica...

Untitled Album
08/23/2012

Untitled Album

08/23/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- Aug. 22, 2012: New codes cover care coordination

PCMH H2RMinutes- Aug. 22, 2012: New codes cover care coordination http://conta.cc/OWTstd

The American Medical Association added codes 99487-99489 to the CPT 2013 Professional Edition for care coordination that patients with complicated, ongoing health issues receive within a medical home, accountable care organization or similar delivery model. The codes were created so practices could ...

PCMH H2RMinutes- May 2, 2012: Some specialists want to be considered primary care providers http://conta.cc/IlEUAX
05/02/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- May 2, 2012: Some specialists want to be considered primary care providers

PCMH H2RMinutes- May 2, 2012: Some specialists want to be considered primary care providers http://conta.cc/IlEUAX

Politico Pro reports some specialty physician groups are pressing CMS for a broader definition of primary care--one they say is more consistent with the ACA's intent. Among those pushing for the change are specialists that are often considered primary care practitioners. Lobbyists for the American A…

H2RMinutes: HIX April 26, 2012: Does it really matter whether states or feds run HIX?  http://conta.cc/JBrRA5
04/26/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX April 26, 2012: Does it really matter whether states or feds run HIX?

H2RMinutes: HIX April 26, 2012: Does it really matter whether states or feds run HIX? http://conta.cc/JBrRA5

Does it matter if an exchange is designed by a state or the feds? So far, the answer appears to be "no," according to MedCity News. "Either way, it's simply a list of health insurance policies that a consumer can buy." J.B. Silvers of Case Western Reserve University calls the states vs. feds debate …

PCMH H2RMinutes- April 25, 2012: Primary care renaissance coming http://conta.cc/Ircs43
04/25/2012
PCMH H2RMinutes- April 25, 2012: Primary care renaissance coming

PCMH H2RMinutes- April 25, 2012: Primary care renaissance coming http://conta.cc/Ircs43

It has become increasingly clear that the only way to improve the population's health and reduce health care costs is to build on a primary care foundation, David Chase writes in Forbes. He offers seven reasons he believes we are due for a primary care renaissance, and cautions against the zero-sum-…

H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: HealthBlawg discusses risk scores, other HIX issues http://conta.cc/HNVuZd
04/12/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: HealthBlawg discusses risk scores, other HIX issues

H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: HealthBlawg discusses risk scores, other HIX issues http://conta.cc/HNVuZd

In his blog, David Harlow offers an overview of HIX's impact. He points out insurers must prepare themselves "for the realities of guaranteed-issue policies based on community rating and no pre-existing condition exclusions." Under the rules, the calculation of plans' risk scores will be handled by …

H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: Employers divided on ACA but plan to keep coverage http://conta.cc/H3Wg8b
03/29/2012
H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: Employers divided on ACA but plan to keep coverage

H2RMinutes: HIX March 29, 2012: Employers divided on ACA but plan to keep coverage http://conta.cc/H3Wg8b

Forty percent of employers want the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act; 43 percent do not, according to the survey of 437 employers by the Midwest Business Group on Health and co-sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health, Business Insurance and Workforce Management. Re…

Address

8230 Old Courthouse Rd
Vienna, VA
22182

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Health2 Resources posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Nearby media companies


Other Media/News Companies in Vienna

Show All