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2014-06-25 08:32:30

Health platform installation includes early identification tool CareAffiliate for care, disease management NEW YORK and CHICO, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXL (NASDAQ: EXLS), a leading business process solutions company, today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has implemented CareRadius®, the care management platform created by EXL's health technology group EXL Landa. As part of the platform launch, BCBSNC will also use Landa's...

2014-06-23 08:28:27

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)offer students insights on access to healthcare INDIANAPOLIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine are onsite at Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) corporate headquarters in Indianapolis working alongside healthcare professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. Lilly announced today that the summer pilot program will also include...

2014-05-20 16:23:35

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Race 13.1 is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is now the Title and Presenting Sponsor of every Race 13.1 event in North Carolina through 2016. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Live Fearless Race 13.1 Series is one of the nation's newest half marathon racing series with each event featuring a half marathon and 5k and 10k races. "A sponsorship with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is...

2014-04-29 08:34:11

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for more than half a century as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, today Florida Blue marks its 70th anniversary as a proven health care market leader, and a recognized contributor to local communities throughout the state of Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120904/MM67207LOGO Since 1944, Florida Blue has helped people in their pursuit of health, reflecting the company's commitment to ensuring affordable...

2014-04-16 23:02:24

Based on data gathered from Securities and Exchange Commission, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans* finds WellPoint, Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish received nearly $17 million in salary and other perks during his nine months at the helm in 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 WellPoint, Inc. CEO Joseph Swedish received nearly $17 million in salary and other perks during his nine months at the helm in 2013, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans finds in its...

2014-04-08 12:31:17

"No meaningful progress" to maintain affordable access for Western Pennsylvania residents PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a status update concerning contract discussions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today said no meaningful progress is being made. Meanwhile, questions about the status of a Highmark and UPMC contract continue to be asked by area employers, health plan members, elected officials and the...

2014-03-19 23:28:02

Based on an analysis done by Avalere Health LLC exclusively for The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans of data recently released by CMS, Blues plans now collectively top 2 million MA members. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Collectively, the nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans began 2014 with nearly 2.3 million Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees — up almost 16% since February 2013, according to an exclusive analysis done by Avalere Health LLC of data from the...

2014-03-18 20:22:03

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California, Hill Physicians Medical Group and Dignity Health announced today a three-year accountable care initiative to provide integrated, cost-efficient care to approximately 14,600 Blue Shield HMO members in San Joaquin County. About 10,300 of these enrollees are members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The organizations expect this collaboration to result in improved quality...

2014-03-12 16:25:57

Six medical groups affiliated with EPIC Management will participate in coordinated care effort to improve quality and reduce costs SAN FRANCISCO and REDLANDS, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California and EPIC Health Plan, part of EPIC Management, L.P., announced today a two-year accountable care initiative to provide integrated, cost-efficient care to Blue Shield HMO members in the Inland Empire. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) will include...

2014-03-04 00:21:28

Bills would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to Breathe Act by prohibiting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited, require that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores and penalize retailers who sell to minors. The bill was...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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