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2014-04-10 08:30:05

New Consumer Survey Reveals Imminent Risk to $64 billion in Revenues Traditional Health Providers Receive for Common Treatments and Services NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New entrants are poised to draw tens of billions of dollars in revenue from traditional healthcare's $2.8 trillion revenue pie as these market disruptors rapidly develop products and services like the innovations that transformed banking, entertainment and publishing, according to Healthcare's New Entrants: Who...

2014-04-09 12:34:23

The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act may alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, although any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new RAND Corporation report. Automobile, workers' compensation and general business liability insurance costs may fall under the Affordable Care Act, while costs for medical malpractice coverage could be higher, according to the study. Researchers say the changes could be as much as...

2014-04-09 12:31:02

More than 60 Top Economists Support Bipartisan Proposal to Prompt Long-Term Cost Analyses of U.S. Health Care Policy WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of House action on the budget resolution, Representatives Reid Ribble (R-WI), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and other House Members proposed a standalone measure to enable Members of Congress to get a fuller picture of the costs and benefits of health care and other legislation. Currently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...

2014-04-03 12:30:18

TAMPA, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major research initiative to identify and assess the impact of the rapidly changing dynamics in the U.S. health care system and their potential to improve patient care through integration of medication management practices was announced today by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation (AMCP). With support from Pfizer Inc., the Emerging Pharmacy Trends Assessment will also identify strategies in response to those trends to...

2014-04-02 12:32:21

San Francisco Health Plan now provides affordable, quality health care to one out of eight San Francisco residents SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community health plan, announced today that it has surpassed 100,000 members. Today's announcement represents an important milestone in the effort to help individuals and families obtain access to high-quality health care services in San Francisco County. Since 1997, SFHP has been...

2014-04-02 12:31:58

Sebelius, Conway, Orszag, Brenner join more than 60 industry and policy leaders convened by The Advisory Board Company and the Aspen Institute to spotlight health care innovation; video footage of select presentations now available on event website WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking to a group of more than 600 health care providers, executives, and policy experts at the Care Innovation Summit on February 27, United States Secretary of Health and Human...

2014-04-01 23:28:35

Direct Primary Care doctor supports SGR repeal and replace while offering an alternative solution to medical insurance woes. NY, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 As healthcare reform sweeps the nation, many medical professionals are pushing for fair partnerships with Medicare in order to continue providing service to their patient base. Dr. John Muney, founder of AMG Medical’s subscription-based health care service, is using his position in the steering committee of the Direct Primary Care...

2014-03-31 12:28:48

-- Total U.S. Medical Costs Rising at a Slower Pace NEW YORK, March 31, 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 November 2013 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended November 2012. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.7% and...

2014-03-26 12:28:59

RICHMOND, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSouth Health System, Inc., a major provider of home health care and in-home care in the country, announced today that they are changing the name of their Family Care operations in Virginia to CareSouth. CareSouth purchased the Family Care agency in September of 2011 and maintained the name, Family Care, a CareSouth company since that time. The Richmond agency, with offices in Richmond and Colonial Heights, Va., offers a full range of...

2014-03-25 08:29:11

Report card takes a deeper look at public websites; no state received an A BERKELEY, Calif. and NEWTOWN, Conn., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five states received a failing grade, only two received a B (Maine and Massachusetts), and no states earned an A, according to the second annual Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)). The Report Card offers policymakers,...