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2014-03-11 23:00:40

The Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence releases “Optimized Medication Use: A Growing Priority for ACOs”, a white paper on the increasing priority being given to medication use strategies within ACOs. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Utilizing intelligence gathered from interviews with ACO leaders from across the country, Leavitt Partners latest white paper provides insights into the state of medication use strategies amongst early adopters of the...

2014-03-11 08:25:53

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590) is complex legislation that affects virtually every aspect of health care, and many of its provisions are beginning to take effect now. IVD manufacturers who have different needs and strategies are now considering the legislation and whether it will help or...

2014-03-10 23:04:28

New ACO at 50 Central New Jersey practices to commence April 1. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and Edison-based JFK Medical Center, through its JFK ACO, announced today the launch of a collaborative Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to improve care and patient outcomes for over 5,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members. More than 140 doctors practicing at approximately 50 practice locations in Central New Jersey are participating in...

2014-03-10 16:31:57

Fifth "Trends from the Trenches" Webinar Explores The Ways Providers & Payers Can Succeed Amid An Increasingly Expensive & Complicated Marketplace NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As healthcare institutions and patients are adjusting to the many changes emerging from the Affordable Care Act, many questions continue to arise, including how providers and payers can set themselves up for success given the changing reimbursement and expenditures seen in today's evolving...

2014-03-05 23:26:40

Following CMS’s release of Medicare ACO results from the first operating period, executives from four ACOs offered their thoughts on what works and doesn’t in the MSSP program, in the March issue of ACO Business News. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) made a multitude of investments into their networks, health information technology and care management systems. But what really worked, and...

2014-03-05 23:24:17

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently requested the Federal Government lift unnecessary restrictions on healthcare delivery that prohibits millions of Americans from accessing quality medical care. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently requested the Federal Government lift unnecessary restrictions on healthcare delivery that prohibits millions of Americans from accessing quality medical care. More specifically, ATA...

2014-03-04 12:26:52

Incentives for Pathway Compliance, Reduced Hospitalization are Changing Treatment, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the increasing use of clinical pathway programs, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments is changing the prescribing of oncology drugs in the treatment of colorectal cancer and renal cell carcinoma. As more payers and oncology practices adopt pathways,...

2014-02-27 23:35:55

A diverse group of experts come together with a shared goal of improving the treatment and management of patients that are diagnosed with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Pulmonary Horizons programs are comprehensive and patient centered; developed by Vernon R Pertelle, MBA, RRT and Robert McCoy, BS, RRT, FAARC to help meet the complex needs of managing patients with COPD. The goals of the Pulmonary Horizons (PH) programs are to...

2014-02-27 23:02:14

Many Accountable Care Organizations show lower than expected expenditures and an increase in savings. Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released interim financial results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Advance Payment ACOs, as well as preliminary evaluation results for the Pioneer ACOs and final results from the Physician Group Practice Demonstration initiatives....

2014-02-24 23:02:14

The collaborative healthcare IT and population health solutions provider, HEALTHEC, will exhibit for the first year under their new brand name. Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Formerly IGI Health, HEALTHEC will exhibit at the Healthcare Information and Managements Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference Feb. 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. HIMSS focuses on improving the public’s health through healthcare information technology solutions. The annual...


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