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2011-08-04 08:51:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state's largest long-term care organization expressed concern about massive cuts in Medicare reimbursement to skilled nursing facilities imposed by the federal government on Monday. The cuts, which amount to 11.1% of the Medicare rates, will take effect October 1. "This reduction by Medicare will hit Ohio's skilled nursing facilities to the tune of $405.6 million over the next two years," said Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA)...

2011-07-18 16:04:00

Legislature's decision to raid the Hospital Safety Net Account is unconstitutional and will devastate hospitals and the patients they serve. SEATTLE, July 18, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today it has filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington to overturn legislation that diverts money to the state general fund from an account set up to pay for hospital services to the poor and vulnerable. The account is 100 percent funded...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent to Congressional Leadership and the White House today, ten leading patient advocacy groups, community cancer care providers and healthcare professional organizations urged lawmakers to oppose a $3 billion funding cut to Medicare reimbursement for cancer-fighting drugs that, if enacted, would lead to facility closures, barriers to patient access to cancer care and significant healthcare job losses. The measure, proposed as part...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has joined with multiple cancer and patient organizations, including The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF) and U.S. Oncology, to urge President Obama and Congress not to sacrifice cancer care while they seek solutions to the national debt ceiling issue. The organizations -- representing patients, distributers, and over 30,000...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.