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2014-02-19 23:31:51

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Michael Collisi has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Michael Collisi has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Mr. Collisi has over 15 years of experience administering state government healthcare and human...

2014-02-17 23:24:46

Recent webinar discussed common spinal surgeries and their potential complications, including the measures that can be taken to identify and address the potential overutilization of spinal surgeries in order to minimize these complications. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Although many conditions of the spine benefit from spinal surgery, some procedures are associated with inconsistent outcomes and significant potential risks and complications, ranging from postoperative pain to...

2014-02-14 12:24:05

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORC at the University of Chicago has been selected to lead the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the leading source of information and analysis of the Medicare program's direct impact on beneficiaries. The survey will also play an essential role in monitoring and evaluating key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including innovative new models of delivering and coordinating care for the Medicare population. The 3-year...

2014-02-11 23:20:45

The board of directors of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative), a national organization dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of the 20 million Black women and girls throughout the nation, is pleased to welcome Linda Goler Blount, MPH, as the organization’s new President and CEO. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The board of directors of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative), a national organization dedicated to advancing the health and...

2014-02-10 23:21:22

As of 2014, Health Plans are Guaranteed-Issue Regardless of Health Park City, Utah (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the ACA’s pre-existing condition exclusion. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing condition exclusion provision prohibits health insurers from denying coverage to individuals because of a pre-existing health condition. This provision is also...

2014-02-04 23:03:28

Updated version lays the groundwork for future advancements in public health. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) today announced it has released changes to the national standards and measures for public health department accreditation. PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.5, released January 24, improves them by clarifying the requirements for national public health department accreditation. Additionally, the updated standards and...

2014-02-03 12:28:17

Geisinger startup reflects on 2013 accomplishments, positioned for 2014 success COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With support from a $40 million investment from Oak Investment Partners, Geisinger Health System a year ago helped launch independent for-profit xG Health Solutions(TM), dedicated to transforming health care delivery in a risk-based financial environment. "We have the ability and opportunity now to improve the way health care is delivered and...

2014-01-31 12:25:29

Community leaders urge program integrity reforms and targeted solutions to combat wasteful spending WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare -- a coalition of home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors -- today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for extending safeguards designed...

2014-01-29 16:28:18

How the ACA will define health policy, business in 2014 and beyond WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel of regulators, industry voices and advocates will debate and discuss what is still to come under national health reform -- and what should happen next. While the Affordable Care Act exchanges are (mostly) up and running, many issues from Medicaid expansion to the Health Insurance Tax and beyond will be in focus in Congress, in the states and on the campaign...

2014-01-22 12:27:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of the Corbett administration's push to preserve the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has now agreed to give impacted and eligible families the option of keeping their CHIP coverage until year-end, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Pennsylvania is the only state to provide families the additional option of transitioning at...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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