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2012-08-13 10:23:17

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Kaiser Permanente leaders have been named to Diversity MBA Magazine's Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders list. Nicole Barnett, assistant medical group administrator, and Anthony Barrueta, senior vice president of government relations, were recognized as Executive Leaders. L. Robert Garcia, director of finance communications and Sally Saba, MD, executive director of National Supplier Diversity, placed in the...

2012-08-02 10:30:23

SALT LAKE CITY and DENVER, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Altius Health Plans and CaféWell(TM) today announced the successful rollout of Breathe with Ease(TM), a new type of asthma education and management program that utilizes the power of social networking technology to increase consumer engagement and participation, resulting in better control and reduced attacks. Launched in December 2011, the program is available to 1,000 asthmatic Altius Health Plans members in...

2012-07-31 10:26:28

DENVER, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have difficultly managing all three conditions; indeed, success is fleeting for those who do manage all three, according to a Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research study that appears online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The study of close to 29,000 individuals enrolled at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and...

2012-07-26 02:30:18

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optima Health, the insurance arm of Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, announces a five-year savings of $4 million since the start of its employee wellness program. For every dollar invested, it saved $2.70. Healthcare costs were expected to reach $23 million in 2011, instead were $21 million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120726/PH46669-INFO ) The wellness program, called Mission: Health launched in 2008 and offers annual...

2012-07-25 06:25:27

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Harbor, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization formed to bring help and hope to uninsured and underserved populations, will host its annual large-scale free clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on September 27-30. Presenting sponsor for this year's massive effort will be L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest public health plan. As in years past, the clinic is in need of healthcare professionals (dental, vision and medical) to...

2012-07-02 10:23:05

OAKLAND, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that employers ranked the organization's health plan the highest for two consecutive years among fully insured commercial health plans in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Employer Health Insurance Plan Study(SM). The organization received high marks in key factors that affect employer satisfaction such as account servicing, problem resolution, program offerings, cost and employee plan service experience....

2012-06-28 06:27:12

DMC Signs an Agreement to Purchase ProCare Health Plan, Inc. DETROIT, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase ProCare Health Plan, Inc., a Detroit-based Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) that offers health care coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries in Wayne County. The purchase is contingent on approval of the State of Michigan including its Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation....

2012-06-27 02:27:34

OAKLAND, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Live Well Be Well workplace-wellness program received platinum certification in the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards presented by the National Business Group on Health. The awards also include a platinum certification for the Healthy Workforce program run by Kaiser Permanente's national office, also based in Oakland. Around the country, only 30 large employers were honored with platinum...

2012-06-20 10:23:17

FLINT, Mich., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlus of Michigan today announced that it will voluntarily continue offering important health care benefits protection to its members no matter how the Supreme Court rules on pending cases regarding the Affordable Care Act. Bruce Hill, president and CEO, made the announcement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120203/DE47296LOGO ) "HealthPlus has ALWAYS worked on behalf of its members and groups to provide access to quality care...

2012-06-15 10:22:57

Project Is to Spread Collaborative Care Model for Managing Depression and other Chronic Conditions Locally and Nationally BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded almost $18 million to a local and national collaboration of partner organizations with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) as lead organization. The three-year cooperative agreement, part of a $1 billion CMS Health Care...