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2014-07-07 08:28:41

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllazoHealth and the Accountable Care Coalition of Greater New York (ACCGNY) were awarded a grant of $91,914 by the 2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC to launch a pilot aimed at improving medication adherence. The pilot will target ACCGNY's Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, a highly comorbid population with intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) and elderly patients. The pilot will focus on improving medication adherence for patients with...

2014-07-03 12:26:17

SPOKANE, Wash., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care have announced a new name and brand for their jointly-owned accountable care organization (ACO). Called CareUnity, the new name and brand identity expresses the vision of both organizations-- collaborating to deliver care that is in the best interest of the community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140703/124373 Group Health and Providence formed an ACO in 2012, a group...

2014-07-02 23:09:25

The July issue of Atlantic Information Services’s ACO Business News reports on remarks given by payer and provider representatives who spoke at last month’s National Accountable Care Organization Summit in Washington, D.C. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Most value-based contracts with commercial insurers still feature shared savings and rewards for higher quality, but payers are eager to evolve those agreements so that they include more risk for primary care providers, and also...

2014-07-02 12:28:42

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliance, a Southeast Michigan-based Accountable Care Organization (ACO) responsible for the coordinated care of Medicare participants, has selected the Synapse(TM) Care Management Application Suite from Synaptic Advisory Partners to power their population health management initiatives. Under the agreement, Synaptic will provide several population health management solutions to the entire Reliance network through its award-winning platform,...

2014-07-02 12:28:40

Changes Loom as Accountable Care Consortium Is Dissolved and State Proposes Medicaid Expansion Alternative, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the Indianapolis market is in significant flux as it implements several key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, including accountable care organizations and Medicaid eligibility expansion. One of Indianapolis' largest ACOs, the Indiana Accountable...

2014-07-02 00:21:01

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MedScope (www.medscope.org), the leading provider of high tech medical alert systems, has announced that use of its new two-way communication mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) has surged 35% in the first half of 2014. This growth is a result of increased sales from health plans, hospitals and accountable care organizations looking for cost-effective ways to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Photo -...

2014-06-27 08:25:49

Collaborations identify opportunities to implement solutions to improve medication adherence and health outcomes, while lowering overall health care costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) company, announced today that it has entered into collaborations with seven Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) across the country. The collaborating ACOs include Monarch Healthcare ACO and National ACO in California;...

2014-06-27 08:25:38

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), a national nonprofit organization advocating for improvements in patient safety and hospital transparency, has announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and David Hopkins, senior advisor for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), join the board effective immediately, bringing the total...

2014-06-26 08:28:34

Solution to reduce readmissions and drive care coordination for thousands of patients across Pa. and N.J. PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHEC (formerly IGI Health) a leader and innovator in health information exchange and accountable care solutions, today announced that Allegiance ACO, part of the Allegiance Health Group (AHG) of New Jersey and Pennsylvania has selected to implement HEALTHEC's comprehensive ACO-in-a-Box solution suite to support the...

2014-06-24 23:17:14

Medorizon has helped a number of providers in all specialty with joining an ACO. It is important to know what your options are before signing a contact. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The new onslaught of the ACO “Accountable Care Organization” hitting the healthcare scene has been taking the approach of “join or die.” Maybe that last quote was a bit dramatic but if physicians decide to stand alone, the “organization” gives them the strong arm with extra processing fees....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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