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2014-07-09 11:43:10

Rice University Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll in a plan. That’s just one of the findings in a report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The report specifically looked at lower- to middle-income families in Texas who don’t...

2014-05-08 16:24:37

Data Analytics on Health Care Data Hold Promise for Better Health and Lower Costs WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica's Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) released a white paper entitled, "The Role of Data in Health Care Reform: Better Health, Better Care, & Lower Costs". The paper outlines and highlights the potential benefits of using large scale health data sets and data analytics to help government and health organizations make better use of their...

2014-05-06 16:33:37

ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced today that it will participate at the following upcoming investor conferences: Barclays High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:30 a.m. PT (10:30 a.m. ET) Phoenix, AZ Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 p.m. ET) Las Vegas, NV Gentiva executives will discuss the Company's operations and...

2014-05-06 16:26:25

A physician leader's call to action prescribes a cure for America's ailing health care system OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American health care system is in crisis, and at the center are doctors who are increasingly dissatisfied, burned out and unable to provide the level of care they would like to provide. These dynamics are examined, along with the potential solution, in "The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care," on...

2014-05-06 14:47:59

Findings offer insights into population-level health effects that could occur under Affordable Care Act In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased by 2.9% compared with similar populations in states that didn't expand health coverage, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They estimated that Massachusetts' health reform law, which provided near-universal coverage,...

2014-04-24 23:04:18

What CPA’s Need to Know About Health Care Reform Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a new overview of what CPA’s need to know about health care reform. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires CPAs, Tax Advisors, and Accountants to be experts on the key provisions of health care reform. As a result, CPA's are becoming one of the "go-to" professionals for health...

2014-04-24 12:29:34

Internationally recognized health care futurist Joe Flower provides a look into the future post reform HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross will host internationally renowned health care futurist Joe Flower at its 2014 health care forums in April, which will trace how the health care industry has evolved and where it is headed for businesses and consumers post-health care reform. Titled Picture This: The Development of the Health Care Industry, the...

2014-04-23 23:11:31

The April 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges walks readers through data from two pharmacy benefit managers and what it means for insurers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 When setting rates for qualified health plans sold through public exchanges a year ago, actuaries anticipated that people who purchased coverage through an exchange would be older and less healthy than the commercially insured population. They also assumed there would be...

2014-04-23 16:30:18

ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced today that it has scheduled a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Gentiva plans to issue its financial news release the morning of May 7, 2014 before pre-market trading. The May 7, 2014 conference call is open to investment analysts and managers, Company shareholders and others interested in...

2014-04-21 23:01:51

Prevention-focused population health solutions are crucial in achieving health equity in minority communities. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The Population Health Alliance, the leading advocate for population health and workplace wellness, today issued the following statement in recognition of April as National Minority Health Month, an annual observance that seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities and unfavorable health outcomes that disproportionally affect African...


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  • A spider.
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