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2014-07-09 23:10:16

The July issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Patient Privacy takes a look at a settlement against a health system that left boxes of patient files on a former doctor’s driveway. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 When doctors retire, someone has to take responsibility for their patient files – both keeping them secure and making them available to other providers when needed for patient care. The July issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Patient...

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...

2014-06-27 23:09:39

In a July 9 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will hear three executives with extensive experience in small-group insurance discuss health plan strategies for this dynamically changing marketplace. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 With the fall enrollment period just a few months away, small employers are taking a hard look at premium increases and evaluating the pros and cons of new health insurance options available to them. The July 9 Atlantic Information...

2014-06-25 23:11:33

Industry consultants tell Atlantic Information Services’ Medicare Advantage News that the issues identified by CMS demonstrate the importance the agency places on drug-access and grievance-handling issues. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended immediately and indefinitely Capital BlueCross marketing to and enrollment of new members in its Medicare Advantage (MA) and stand-along Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)...

2014-06-17 23:12:51

In a June 26 webinar, two national authorities on Medicare Advantage and Part D will dissect the specific implications of upcoming CMS-mandated changes and present strategies for dealing with them from both operational and financial angles. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 CMS’s recent final Medicare Advantage and Part D rule imposes a number of key new requirements that will impact MA and Part D plans in 2015 and beyond. Among the changes ahead: unprecedented disclosures of pricing...

2014-06-11 23:09:52

In apparent defiance of government regulations, many HIPAA covered entities are not offering patients the option of receiving an electronic copy of their medical records, finds the June issue of Atlantic Information Services’ Report on Patient Privacy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 In apparent defiance of final Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) regulations, many Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities...

2014-06-09 23:09:49

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will learn the pros and cons of different ancillary products and different strategies for selling them on private insurance exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 As private exchanges become fully integrated as a popular distribution channel for health insurance, they also are becoming staging platforms for insurers to sell a wide range of ancillary products — dental, vision, short- and long-term...

2014-06-06 23:08:41

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, three health plan executives with years of direct duals experience will assess what is causing high opt-out rates, how to evaluate and monitor them, and what can be done to prevent them. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The initial figures on how many Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles are opting out of joint CMS-state demonstration programs are even higher than expected. What is behind the high opt-out rates? What can be done...

2014-06-05 23:11:28

Executives from Magellan Rx Management will discuss key findings of their 2013 Medical Pharmacy Trend Report in a complimentary June 19 webinar, managed and moderated by Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Magellan Rx Management 2013 Medical Pharmacy Trend Report is the nation’s only comprehensive source for monitoring key trends and statistics related to high-cost injectable drugs paid under the medical benefit. Executives from Magellan Rx Management...

2014-06-04 23:10:51

In the June issue of Atlantic Information Services’s ACO Business News, a leading consultant speculates that perhaps more than just poor financial results could be contributing to Universal American’s decision to drop certain ACOs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Health insurer Universal American Corp., which has partnered with 34 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the last three years to offer financial and analytical support in...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.