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2014-03-10 08:30:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While health insurance companies are introducing themselves to customers in new markets through new channels, 41 percent of existing health plan members feel they do not have enough coverage for routine visits, serious illness or injury, health and wellness programs, routine diagnostics and drug coverage. Concerns over not having enough health coverage negatively impacts overall satisfaction by 133 points, more than any other...

2014-02-27 16:25:34

Decision Resources Group's Experts Define the Most Impactful Data, Analysis and Insights on Healthcare Reform in "Sift Through The Noise" Initiative BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Healthcare Reform in general--and ACOs and Exchanges in particular--will continue to be highly disruptive to U.S. Healthcare in 2014. Exchanges have the potential to shift the insurance system away from the employer-sponsored status quo to an...

2014-02-25 08:33:04

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with other industries measured by Randstad in Q4 2013, U.S. healthcare workers' confidence levels decreased by 4.1 points to 55.1, according to the Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. The online study among 148 healthcare employees, which included physicians, healthcare administrators and other healthcare professionals, was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Randstad Healthcare. Despite the decline in overall confidence, nearly half...

2014-02-24 23:29:05

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will hear what steps two leading insurer-owned PBM units are taking to address the expensive and dangerous problem of opioid overuse and abuse among their member populations. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Deaths related to drug overdose, including those involving prescription drugs like opioid analgesics, have steadily risen over the last 11 years, reports the CDC. Beyond the death rate, health care costs...

2014-02-20 08:32:08

Issues 2014 Financial Guidance ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 8 percent to a fourth quarter record of $35.5 million compared to $32.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues for the full year of 2013 increased...

2014-02-19 23:00:05

Neil Raymond, CEO of Pacific Prime, has recently commented on Aetna's purchase of InterGlobal. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 International insurance provider Aetna announced on November 25, 2013 that they would be purchasing InterGlobal in the first half of 2014, and Neil Raymond, CEO of Pacific Prime, has recently commented on the acquisition in a Q&A on PacificPrime.com. “We've had an excellent relationship with InterGlobal over the years as one of their top global brokers, so...

2014-02-19 08:31:11

COB Smart(TM) delivers timely and reliable coordination of benefits (COB) information WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAQH(®) and a number of major health plans today announced the launch of COB Smart(TM), a national coordination of benefits (COB) registry that enables providers and health plans to identify individuals with multiple forms of coverage before care is delivered. As a result, COB claims can be processed correctly the first time. The registry is...

2014-02-18 23:01:37

The Connecticut Health Council is pleased to host ‘A Weighty Issue: America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Food and the Impact on Our Economy, Health and National Security’ on Friday, February 21st from 7:30-9:30a.m. at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a national center of health excellence and to improve health care...

2014-02-18 12:31:16

New Executive Briefing from Decision Resources Group Defines Seven Key Market Drivers Worth Watching in U.S. Healthcare BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's team of subject matter experts have analyzed the market forces affecting U.S. Healthcare in 2014, and outlined forward-thinking insight for each major market driver in a new Executive Briefing. Healthcare reform--which touched every part of the nation's healthcare industry in 2013--will remain at the...

2014-02-18 08:32:16

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine out of 10 healthcare providers say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be a "step forward" in addressing long-term health issues in the United States once it is fully established, and 83 percent say it is good for Americans according to a survey by Mortenson Construction. The providers did not make an unqualified endorsement of the ACA, however. A full 86 percent say the ACA needs major changes or revisions. Providers are excited about...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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