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2010-10-22 12:26:00

Bill Needs More Study, Analysis, Public Input HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today vetoed Senate Bill 1280 noting the proposed legislation would destabilize the medical malpractice market, affecting physicians, other health care providers and ultimately the quality of care available. "Senate Bill 1280 fails to recognize the noteworthy progress we have made in Pennsylvania's medical malpractice insurance marketplace," said Governor...

2010-10-22 05:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Optimizing Home Health in Care Transitions Summit will provide the first opportunity for executives from across the health care industry to examine how home health can strengthen its critical role in optimizing patients' outcomes as they transition through care settings. The Summit will also explore home health as a source of tremendous cost savings at a time when health care budgets are stretched thin. With the University of...

2010-10-05 12:29:00

Mcare Payouts Drop 61 Percent; Serious Cases Fall 44 Percent since 2003 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced significant improvements in Pennsylvania's medical malpractice climate, as evidenced by a 61-percent decrease in Mcare fund pay-outs since 2003 - now at the lowest level in 19 years - and the number of Mcare claims dropping 44 percent since 2003. Mcare, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund, provides the...

2010-09-16 13:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Maas, executive director of Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP), issued the following statement in response to a recent study published in the 2010 issue of Health Affairs which found that costs related to medical liability account for more than $55 billion a year or 2.4% of the total costs to the U.S. healthcare system. According to the study, approximately 80%, or $45 billion of these costs are the result of defensive...

2010-07-26 23:01:00

SINGAPORE, July 27 /PRNewswire/ --The consequences as a result of the major Australian healthcare reform plan will impact the outlook of the medical devices industry, and possibly precipitate a series of rapid changes for the market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The Australian federal government delivered one of the biggest reforms to the healthcare system through the National Health Reform Plan. In...

2010-06-16 03:58:00

DALLAS, June 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare practice at MarketsandMarkets is pleased to announce a new report titled Obama's Healthcare Reform Bill and its Impact on the U.S. Healthcare Markets (Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices and Health insurance). Browse in-depth TOC on Obama's Healthcare Reform Market Report. Early buyers will receive 10% customization of reports http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/Impact-Obama-Health-US-240.ht ml (Due to the length of...

2010-05-17 15:00:00

Study highlights: - Care improved with time for heart attack patients admitted to hospitals participating in the Get With The Guidelines®-Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) quality improvement initiative. - Racial and ethnic gaps in evidence-based care seen during the early years of Get With The Guidelines-CAD were eliminated with time. - Hospitals with a disproportionately higher proportion of minority patients also reported the positive impact of Get With The...

2010-04-08 09:03:05

Educating individuals about the costs of healthcare could save money and lead to a more efficient use of the healthcare system, report policy researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health. The study is the first to assess the effect of knowledge and perceptions of cost-sharing levels (the percentage of cost borne by individuals out of total healthcare costs) on self-reported and actual behavior. The study points to a need to examine how...

2010-03-25 15:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell today sent the following letter to state Attorney General Tom Corbett, asking him to withdraw his legal challenge to the national health care act signed March 23 by President Obama: Dear Tom: I write to urge you to refrain from taking any legal action that impedes the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act....

2010-03-25 08:44:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthWell Foundation, a national nonprofit that helps underinsured Americans afford their medical treatments, applauds lawmakers for passing the historic health care reform bill this week. While the bill extends coverage to millions of uninsured people, it does not adequately address the problem of the underinsured -- people who have health insurance but not enough coverage to afford the care they need. It may even increase the number of...


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