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2014-06-20 08:23:26

DALLAS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Patient Health Care (Premier PHC) and Encompass Home Health & Hospice (Encompass) are pleased to announce a new partnership that actively manages the quality and cost of care for patients across multiple settings, in order to meet quality benchmarks and improve patient outcomes. Premier PHC is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) serving over 20,000 Medicare patients in north Texas and south Oklahoma. Encompass serves as a preferred...

2014-06-03 08:32:32

Payers report cost savings and some impact on quality WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bundled payment is no longer assigned only to pilot status as a number of public and private payers are committing to this model as a core payment and delivery reform strategy according to the latest research commissioned by the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI(3)) and conducted by Bailit Health Purchasing, LLC....

2014-05-27 12:27:38

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Despite having more family physicians per capita than many other jurisdictions, Quebec lags Ontario and Western Europe when it comes to access to primary care, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "The Case of the Vanishing Quebec Physicians: How to Improve Access to Care," author Claude E. Forget, former Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services, calls for primary care reforms that focus on providing more care in communities and...

2014-02-27 23:02:14

Many Accountable Care Organizations show lower than expected expenditures and an increase in savings. Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released interim financial results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Advance Payment ACOs, as well as preliminary evaluation results for the Pioneer ACOs and final results from the Physician Group Practice Demonstration initiatives....

2014-01-27 16:24:41

Letters of Intent are currently being accepted for the NRACO 2015 MSSP application cycle. NEVADA CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine rural communities have joined forces to qualify the National Rural ACO (NRACO) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The NRACO includes a diverse cross-section of healthcare providers across the country, including Rural and Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and independent physician...

2014-01-08 12:28:33

xG Health brings proven care management, multi-payer data analytics services to Washington state market SPOKANE, Wash. and COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients cared for by providers who are part of Integrated Delivery System of Spokane, LLC (IDSS) will soon benefit from an innovative collaboration between the Spokane provider organization and xG Health Solutions(TM). The IDSS is a joint venture formed in August 2012 between Group Health Cooperative (GHC)...

2013-12-05 23:29:52

Southampton A.C.O. offers tips for healthcare professionals to collect a fair share of savings with the new reform act. The Southampton A.C.O. was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island. Southampton, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Southampton A.C.O. is offering tips to local Long Island health professionals to capitalize on new revenue elements of the healthcare reform act. With the new healthcare...

2013-11-06 23:28:36

Southampton ACO announces a statement regarding the benefits of choosing an accountable care organization rather than a managed care organization. The Southampton A.C.O was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC Lee Ropiak to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Southampton A.C.O. recently released a statement regarding the advantages to choosing to take part in an accountable care...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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