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2014-07-22 12:29:56

LEBANON, N.H., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized leader in outcomes research and quality improvement, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President for Enterprise Support Services across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. In this newly-created position, he will work with CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein and key members of the senior management team to create a sustainable health system - a regional...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

2014-07-15 23:13:34

GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a U.S.-based industry leader in healthcare revenue cycle management outsourcing solutions, announced the opening of a new Delivery Center in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The facility will focus on helping our clients with their patient financial services as they relate to follow up on self-pays, co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance balances. The center will also provide in-bound and out-bound patient call center support. Utilizing the large...

2014-07-12 23:03:23

Today, the Procura Group of Companies has announced their 25th Anniversary celebration will be held opening night at NAHC Financial Management Conference in Chicago on Sunday, July 13. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Today, the Procura Group of Companies has announced their 25th Anniversary celebration will be held opening night at NAHC Financial Management Conference in Chicago on Sunday, July 13. The Procura Group of Companies is celebrating a significant achievement of 25 years as...

2014-07-10 16:25:07

New Infographic from Decision Resources Group Provides Visual Summary of Drastic Changes in Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare and Exchange Lives, as well as Uninsured BURLINGTON, Mass., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group expects American lives to continue their vast migration to coverage, as post-ACA implementation coincides with a recovering economy and Baby Boomer retirement. From January 2013 to January 2014, more than 8 million people moved out of the Uninsured category....

2014-07-07 23:04:56

National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) Announces Support for Medicare Transitional Care Act of 2014 Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Recently, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Thomas Petri (R-WI), introduced the bipartisan Medicare Transitional Care Act of 2014, legislation that seeks to improve transitions of care for Medicare beneficiaries at highest risk for readmission as they move from the hospital setting to their home, skilled nursing facility or next point of...

2014-07-07 12:29:18

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that Mark Hamelburg, Member of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, D.C., office has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Federal Programs for America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). He will begin working with AHIP in August. AHIP is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. Its members provide health...

2014-07-01 10:25:58

The Lancet The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by US President Barack Obama in 2010, can advance public health in the USA by supporting increased emphasis on prevention, and reversing the historic division between public health and private health care services, according to the authors of new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. The report was produced by health experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-07-01 10:21:50

The Lancet OECD warns that "more and bigger" efforts will be needed to contain US health budget to prevent reversal of recent slowdown in health spending growth as economic growth improves Growth in health expenditure in the USA slowed dramatically between 2000 and 2011, bringing the growth rate of the country's health budget in line with other high-spending countries, according to new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. However, the...

2014-06-30 12:26:11

- Total U.S. Medical Costs continue to rise at a slower pace NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing healthcare costs rose 3.5% in the 12 months ended February 2014 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended February 2013. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.1%...


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