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Paperwork Consumes One-Sixth Of US Physicians Time And

Paperwork Consumes One-Sixth Of US Physicians' Time And Erodes Morale: Study

Provided by Mark Almberg, Physicians for a National Health Program Electronic health records increase doctors’ bureaucratic burden The average U.S. doctor spends 16.6 percent of his or her working hours on non-patient-related paperwork,...

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2014-10-30 20:23:21

Insurance Companies Spending More Than $100 Million Against Props 45 & 46 To Avoid Accountability At The Ballot Box SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer advocates and victims of medical negligence released a new Yes on 46 TV ad today featuring a sweating, shaky surgeon who runs out of the operating room and dramatizes the potentially deadly risks of physician substance abuse. The ad, "Need A Drink?" also warns voters about the $100 million that...

2014-10-30 16:28:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog, the California Nurses Association and supporters of Yes on Proposition 45 delivered a truckload of steer manure to health insurance industry executives who gathered at the Fairmont Hotel yesterday to fete former Kaiser CEO George Halvorson. "We're here to return to the health insurance CEOs who have been hiding behind the deceptive $57 million ad campaign against Prop 45 some of the BS they're inundating...

2014-10-30 12:29:20

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's private health insurance exchange, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care coverage. The analysis showed Glidepath increased employee cost awareness, encouraged employees to make effective cost choices to meet their needs, and strengthened knowledge and adoption of Health Savings...

2014-10-30 12:28:31

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day until 2029, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. Most are unprepared for the consequence of aging. "Americans are living longer and we all want to age with dignity, independence and choice but that requires planning that few undertake," declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). November marks Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an opportunity for boomers to begin...

2014-10-30 08:37:09

Education, planning are a must in order to prepare for care BRIGHTON, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing long-term care (LTC) doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. Unfortunately, many families often don't discuss care options for loved ones until care is needed - which can lead to hasty decisions and limited care options that impact the entire family's financial, emotional, and physical health. November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month (LTCAM) in Michigan to...

2014-10-29 23:06:29

LTC Consumer reminds the public that November is National Long Term Care Insurance Awareness Month. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Nathan Sanow, Executive Director and co-founder of LTC Consumer, reminds the public that November is National Long Term Care Insurance Awareness Month. “This will be the 14th annual event, created by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance,” announces Sanow. “For many, November is a time to get together with family at Thanksgiving...

2014-10-29 12:29:39

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arches Health Plan, one of the first non-profit Co-Op health plans in the U.S., announced today that there would be a Board of Directors election held in November. Three Arches members will be chosen, from among their peers, to help govern the non-profit health plan. "We are excited to see the first ever election of Co-Op members to serve on the Arches Health Plan Board of Directors," said Mickey Braun, Arches Chairman of the...

2014-10-29 08:34:20

Obamacare premium increases accompanied by elimination of rate-ups and application rejections as well as subsidies for some consumers SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health insurance markets were examined for...

2014-10-29 08:33:11

Health Plan Members Comprise Majority of Board of Directors NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Health Republic Insurance of New York (Health Republic) announced today the results of its inaugural Member Director election to its Board. This marks the first time in New York State history that health insurance members voted for fellow members to represent them on a Board of Directors. In January 2015, the newly elected "Member Directors" will make up a majority of the board, holding nine of...

2014-10-29 08:33:03

Marketplace continues successful national rollout with help of PlanSource ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanSource, a cloud-based provider of benefits administration, exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers, today announced it is powering Digital Benefit Advisors' (DBA) private health exchange, Digital Benefits Marketplace. DBA introduced Digital Benefits Marketplace last Fall to help businesses address the rising costs of health benefits. Digital Benefits...


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