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2013-11-10 23:02:18

Why individual health insurance costs less than group health insurance. Park City, Utah (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on why individual health insurance costs less. According to Zane Benefits’ website, individual health insurance is more affordable than group health insurance. And as of 2014, individual health plans must cover all individuals regardless of health and new subsidies...

2013-11-01 16:23:46

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform comes with strict new government standards for evidence-based health care. Now, the first guideline developed to help optometrists meet those standards is available for review and public input during a 30-day comment period. The general public, along with practicing optometrists and other stakeholders, can review the AOA Evidence-Based Guideline on Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus and submit comments...

2013-10-31 12:27:31

Ganz recognized for lifetime contributions to health care, economic development and community service PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, has been honored with a 2013 Governors' Gold Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Oregon in the areas of health care, economic development and leadership through community service. Presented by Oregon's living governors, Governors' Gold Awards are received annually...

2013-10-30 15:52:03

Report on health economic evaluation of antidepressants provides very helpful results / Discussion is still pending about the future role of health economic evaluations in the health care system The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has completed its first health economic evaluation. The report on antidepressants published on 30 October 2013 shows that the “efficiency frontier method” works and can provide very helpful results. In relation to their...

2013-10-29 23:23:48

Five tips for finding affordable startup health insurance Park City, Utah (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on affordable startup health insurance. According to Zane Benefits’ website, many startup entrepreneurs feel daunted by the task of taking full responsibility for health insurance for themselves and their employees. Startups with limited capital may be tempted to forgo health...

2013-10-29 20:22:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State spending on prisoner health care soared as the U.S. prison population approached its peak in 2008, according to a new report from the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In 42 states, correctional health care spending rose, with median growth of 52 percent from 2001 to 2008, the latest year for which data is available. The study reviews...

2013-10-23 23:26:16

Of the 78 carriers participating in Small Business Health Options Programs, 67 are operating in only one state, according to Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) survey data appearing in the Oct. 17 issue of Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 The Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOPs) being operated in 32 of the 34 states with federally facilitated exchanges (FFEs) feature 78 different carriers — 67 of which are operating in only one...

2013-10-22 23:30:26

A 14-person delegation of leaders in health care from Montgomery County, Maryland will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to discuss best practices and identify opportunities for reforming the health care safety-net. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 A 14 person delegation of local leaders in health care is traveling to Cambridge Massachusetts this week to engage in a two-day idea exchange session with the leaders of many innovative health care organizations in New England....

2013-10-22 08:33:12

BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Valuck, MD, JD, has joined Discern as a Partner to help clients drive health system improvement and navigate post-reform challenges. Dr. Valuck is a nationally respected expert in value-based purchasing, having held leadership positions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and most recently the National Quality Forum (NQF). "I'm excited to be joining Discern at this pivotal time for health care," said Dr....

2013-10-17 12:29:48

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®) Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today that its Jacksonville Service Center has been awarded full accreditation in Health Utilization Management, Case Management and Health Network from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "We are proud to achieve three full...