Tips to Ease the Burden of Prior Authorization: for Patients, Providers and Payers

By Christina Perkins, Vice President of Business Insights at NantHealth The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched healthcare systems, forcing them to care for more patients with reduced staff.  One immediate action healthcare systems can take to increase patient care is to streamline or eliminate time-consuming administrative work. Prior authorizations put a tremendous burden on providers and …

Fathers & Their Sons

“Story Merchant” Ken Atchity, head of Story Merchant Books and Atchity Productions, has more than 40 years of experience in the publishing world, and over 20 years in entertainment. “At the prompting of a marketing friend, I was advised to title this book, My Intensely Madcap, Lebanese/Cajun, Jesuit-Schizoid, Terminally Narcissistic, Food-Focused, East Coast/West Coast, Georgetown/Yale, …

The Power To B – A Look At Infertillity

The creators of The Power to B bracelets got their big break at the recent Academy Awards after celebrities enthusiastically embraced the inspirational designs at a pre-Oscar event. Based on the popularity of the jewelry collection, The Power to B will now be permanently featured at the exclusive GBK Brand Bar boutique in West Hollywood. Additionally, the sisters who …

Intercultural & Intergenerational Conversations

Deanna Shoss is a wife, mother, interculturalist, author, anthropologist, satirist, marketer, and fitness instructor based in Chicago. From being fired to surviving breast cancer and back surgery— Deanna knows how to get back up after life’s knocks (all with a sense of humor). From getting a dinosaur through security at O’Hare International Airport to supervising …

Teens, Covid and Addiction

At the beginning of the pandemic, most adolescents habituated to staying at home  resulting in lowered self-esteem. As a result, their self-concept was shaken and many became self-conscious, stressed and anxious around their peers leading them to want to abuse substances or skip out on homework, explained Dr. Kim Chronister, Clinical Director of LA-based Key Transitions, …