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2014-08-26 12:28:00

Premiums Are Higher but Overall Costs Lower When Out-of-Pocket Costs Included SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Using publicly released 2015 rate filings in 9 states, HealthPocket analyzed health plan costs for five common specialty drugs. Specialty drugs have been a growing concern for consumers given their high costs and shortage of generic alternatives. They treat complex medical conditions, can cost thousands per prescription, and are used for a broad...

2014-08-25 16:27:11

CieloStar Expands its Growing Network of Partnerships MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CieloStar, a leading nationwide healthcare benefit distribution, private health exchange and payment technology company, announced today that it has partnered with HCC Life Insurance to extend the private healthcare exchange concept to the self-funded marketplace. The "HCC Self-funded Private Exchange" will offer an exclusive pricing arrangement that allows selected HCC Partner Brokers,...

2014-08-25 08:28:02

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, today announced the launch of Emdeon Easy Save(TM) for retail pharmacies. Emdeon Easy Save delivers quick and simple access to some of the largest copay assistance programs available while empowering retail pharmacies to offer copay coupon programs to their customers when they need it. "We know from industry...

2014-08-22 16:23:05

Letter of Intent signals Group Health's ongoing commitment to provide members access to excellent care and patient experience in a more affordable way SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for Swedish Health Services to provide its Seattle-based hospital services starting in February 2016. This will include transitioning Group Health's award-winning maternity services from its Capitol Hill location, to...

2014-08-21 23:11:17

Now available from Atlantic Information Services, Bundled Payment Models: Bottom-Line Strategies for Insurers, the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series, walks through the entire process of building a bundled payment system. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) — industry-leading health business information publisher of ACO Business News and The AIS Report on Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans (not affiliated with the Blue Cross...

2014-08-19 08:30:46

Reform Driven Solution Provides Real-Time Transparency, Accountability and Minimizes Provider Risk for Patient Healthcare CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for the senior care industry, announced today a new partnership with Aver Informatics that will bring the industry's first end-to-end turn-key solution for the bundled payment care initiative for long term care providers. Aver Informatics is a bundled payment...

2014-08-19 08:30:08

More than 80 procedures and conditions now available; goal is 80% coverage of all costs of care by 2015 NEWTOWN, Conn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new milestone toward health care payment and delivery reform has been reached with the release of more than 80 Evidence-informed Case Rate (ECR®) definitions from the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI(3)). An ECR is an entire episode of care that includes all covered services across all providers...

2014-08-19 08:29:24

Spokane's Rockwood Clinic adopts innovative health plan delivery model, designed to quell rising health insurance premiums SPOKANE, Wash. and CARY, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwood Clinic and Physician Care Direct today announced the introduction of the Employer Health Ownership Plan(TM) (EHOP(TM)) powered by Physician Care Direct for businesses in Rockwood's catchment area of eastern Washington and North Idaho. A new approach to health insurance, the EHOP is designed to...

2014-08-18 23:02:23

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds latest report on “China Hospital Development and Investment Report, 2014-2017” to its store. Inquire before buying on this report at http://www.chinamarketresearchreports.com/contacts/inquire-before-buy.php?name=114886. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 China's hospital industry has been developing quickly in recent years, thanks to the market demand stimulus and steady progress in health care reform. The number of Chinese hospitals grew at a...

2014-08-18 12:22:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Michael Wolf today announced enhancements to the department's internal processes for responding to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. "Protecting the public's health, and ensuring that citizens and health care providers have access to accurate, timely and relevant information, is a primary responsibility of the department, and one that the governor and I...


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