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2014-04-17 23:03:07

Returning to Las Vegas for the third year since 2012, Cypress University 3.0 was presented to a full crowd this week at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The annual cost containment conference was hosted by Wisconsin-based Cypress Benefit Administrators and introduced the latest next generation solutions and strategies for controlling employee benefit expenses in the self-funded industry. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 With registration quickly filling up at nearly 200 attendees,...

2014-04-17 23:01:55

Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Brought to readers by The Leading Physicians of the World, The Waiting Room Magazine and its staff are hard at work finalizing the second issue, now in publication. An informative companion meant for easy reading, it is the magazine’s objective to educate patients on their own healthcare...

2014-04-17 11:30:49

Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16 in the journal PLOS ONE by a research team led by Elena Naumova, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean at Tufts University School of Engineering. In a paper titled "Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water-Borne...

2014-04-16 08:32:35

Partnership to Offer Exclusive CMS-Sponsored Bundling Payment Program CLEVELAND, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive, LLC (Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) is partnering with Remedy Partners, Inc. (Remedy) to provide Skilled Nursing Facilities the opportunity to participate in an exclusive value-based program. The purpose of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program is to allow customers and partners to share in the cost savings derived from...

2014-04-15 23:01:53

National Rankings for Home Health Agencies also Places the Medford, OR Division of Signature Home Health as 8th in the Nation Medford, Oregon (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Signature Home Health, a Rogue Valley provider of home care and home health services for persons in their home or home setting, ranked number one in the state through the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey. The ranking is based on data on quality measures as reported by the...

2014-04-14 23:07:17

Being referred to as Cypress University 3.0, the popular spring conference from Cypress Benefit Administrators is back in session for the third year and gets underway today in Las Vegas. It features an all-new venue, schedule and group of presenters, and will cover the latest cost containment strategies related to self-funded employee benefits. Appleton, WI (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A Wisconsin-based third party administrator serving all 50 states, Cypress Benefit Administrators kicks off...

2014-04-14 23:04:28

Providers of healthcare cost transparency tools need to look beyond the cost factor alone if they are to advise patients effectively, research shows. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A study conducted jointly by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Evive Health, a leader in personalized health engagement solutions, shows that patients making decisions about where to have routine procedures value practical variables – such as driving distance and the presence of a...

2014-04-14 23:01:01

The combination of Orange Health Solutions’ population health management and care coordination services paired with MZI HealthCare’s suite of health benefit technology solutions will enable health care providers to successfully participate in the value-based care transformation underway in the health care industry. JACKSONVILLE, FL and GREENWICH, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Orange Health Solutions (“Orange”), a Jacksonville, FL based technology enabled health care services company,...

2014-04-14 12:36:34

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Wyoming through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...

2014-04-14 12:36:31

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Wisconsin through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility...