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2014-10-31 08:26:20

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk assessment company that develops patented products that assist healthcare providers in monitoring patients and evaluating chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. "In the third quarter of 2014, Semler's performance accelerated," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive officer of Semler....

2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-30 12:26:53

High-Priced Specialty Medications Highlight Need for Pharmacy "Lock-In" Program in Medicare WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As policymakers examine ways to curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic, a new report by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), "Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Prescription Drug Fraud," recommends allowing drug plans and beneficiaries to choose pharmacies to obtain prescriptions for commonly abused drugs, a policy...

2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-28 23:06:40

Conference highlights insights and solutions for transformation critical to Medicaid professionals Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that it has become an Education Partner with Medicaid Innovations 2015, an annual conference that convenes key thought leaders and decision makers among state Medicaid programs and Medicaid-managed care plans. As an education partner, Hayes, Inc....

2014-10-28 16:26:45

Research Expected to Inform Future Discussions around CMS Five-Star Quality Measures and Promote Additional Improvements in Care BOWIE, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today released preliminary results of a groundbreaking study to better understand the association of socioeconomic status (SES) and other factors with underlying poor quality...

2014-10-28 12:31:29

Columbia Business School research shows a 22 percent drop in pneumonia deaths and a 7 percent decline in readmissions for heart failure patients NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With penalties rising in 2015 for hospitals with high Medicare readmission rates, Columbia Business School research offers important new evidence that keeping patients in the hospital one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs....

2014-10-28 08:36:30

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSI Health, a pioneer in helping healthcare provider and payer organizations implement Medicaid Health Homes, announced today 100% plus growth over the past year. GSI Health's introduction of the GSIHealthCoordinator Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in 2011 for care coordination set the stage for its current record growth in 2014 given the momentum for value based care delivery and payment programs. Over the past 12 months, GSI Health...

2014-10-28 00:28:47

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the procedure, for establishing reimbursement for an IVD test product? What companies have been successful and how? What changes will IVD makers face in the near-term. This Kalorama Information report, Reimbursement for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, answers these questions and provides authoritative data for IVD business planners. One of the critical factors for the success of an IVD product is reimbursement. Reimbursement is a critical...

2014-10-27 23:11:27

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging accounting, or medical billing managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof a hospital, or a large medical practice group is upcoding Medicare, or Medicaid bills in order to get unjust compensation from the government. As the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to explain to a potential whistleblower, these types of practices are a nationwide problem as evidenced by a recent Justice Department settlement....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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