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2013-11-13 23:33:34

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) Announces Topics and Speakers for Its 2014 Conference: “Getting Paid for Innovation and High Value Outcomes: The Path to Cost Effective, Accessible Health Care for All” New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Friday, May 2, 2014 Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida 8:00am to 5:30pm http://www.abqaurp.org/orlando-2014.asp The Affordable Care Act is a reality....

2013-11-13 23:24:44

LaunchMed, LLC, a healthcare information technology company, announced that it is offering free trial access to its cloud-based LaunchStar™ ACO Solution to Accountable Care Organizations and their physicians and participants through the end of the year. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 LaunchMed, LLC, a healthcare information technology company, announced that it is offering free trial access to its cloud-based LaunchStar™ ACO Solution to ACOs and their physicians and participants...

2013-11-13 16:27:02

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WESTMED Medical Group, a large multi-specialty group medical practice based in Purchase, NY, announced that its accountable care organization (ACO) program -- launched in mid-2012 with UnitedHealthcare and Optum -- improved on nine of 10 health quality metrics, increased patient satisfaction and reduced healthcare costs. WESTMED has seen significant improvements in patients taking their prescription medications properly; and for...

2013-11-13 16:24:47

CMS Administrator Touted HealthCare.gov on Eve of Troubled Rollout PLAINSBORO, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Precisely one week before the October 1, 2013, opening of state and federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confidently described the steps in place to enroll members of the public, offering no hint of the problems she would apologize to Congress for a month later. (Photo:...

2013-11-12 16:25:40

New commercial ACO agreement is among most innovative in the nation. RICHARDSON, Texas and DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet) have agreed to collaborate to offer an innovative, statewide accountable care organization (ACO) model to deliver improved, sustainable patient care and help manage costs through Tenet's Integrated Care Networks. The collaboration is planned to be available to BCBSTX PPO...

2013-11-12 12:28:24

Under increasing regulatory pressure, providers focus more on patient outcomes. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers have a tough pill to swallow. They are being evaluated and compensated in an entirely new way. It's no longer about how many patients a provider can see in the course of one business day. It's no longer a compensation model based on how many tests or procedures are performed. Driven by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

2013-11-12 08:29:48

Updated product powers statistically-driven benchmarking that identifies inefficiency among patient populations SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced the launch of a next generation Hospital Performance Index software, a benchmarking tool for payers and providers that uses statistical methods to identify opportunities for increased efficiency in patient populations. The enhanced product significantly...

2013-11-06 23:28:36

Southampton ACO announces a statement regarding the benefits of choosing an accountable care organization rather than a managed care organization. The Southampton A.C.O was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC Lee Ropiak to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Southampton A.C.O. recently released a statement regarding the advantages to choosing to take part in an accountable care...

2013-11-06 23:26:19

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. and Omnition Analytics announced a strategic alliance to serve Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) emerging and growing across the United States. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM), an accredited global health management firm, and Omnition Analytics, a comprehensive technology solutions provider, today announced a strategic alliance to serve Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) emerging and growing across the...

2013-11-05 16:25:49

Multiple Therapeutic Areas See Concrete Change from Post-ACA Implementation, New Webinar from Decision Resources Group Examines Key Developments BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that market access is drastically changing for companies focused on a wide range of specific indications, including schizophrenia, diabetes and prostate cancer. The different...