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2014-05-28 12:31:56

Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace's hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics. The Department...

2014-05-27 23:00:19

Majority Of Seniors Think Affordable Care Act Not So Affordable Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 A large majority of seniors think that the costs of new health plans under the Affordable Care Act, better known, as “Obamacare,” are not so affordable according, to a new survey released today by The Seniors Citizens League (TSCL). “The findings clearly indicate that senior Americans don’t believe the new health law fulfills the promise of providing affordable care,” says TSCL...

2014-05-22 08:28:23

HALIFAX, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is holding a national conference on health care to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the public system and to health care workers' rights. Local union leaders and members in the health care sector will gather in Halifax from May 23 to 25 at the Delta Halifax to hear from leading experts in health care and to discuss the future of Canada's publicly funded system. Prominent medical professionals and leaders from across the country...

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-20 23:04:51

CDPHP and Independent Health collaborate to improve health care in respective communities. Albany and Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CDPHP and Independent Health, two health plans nationally recognized for customer service, provider partnerships and innovative approaches to improving community health, today announced a strategic alliance to explore opportunities to enhance their efforts to further transform health care in their respective communities, while remaining independent. The...

2014-05-14 08:30:54

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk-assessment company whose mission is to develop, manufacture and market patented products that identify the risk profile of medical patients to allow healthcare providers to capture full reimbursement potential for their services, today announced the appointment of Wayne T. Pan, M.D., Ph.D., to the company's board of directors. Dr. Pan will also serve as a member of...

2014-05-07 12:29:59

Sequester cut to cancer drugs exacerbating America's cancer care crisis, limiting patient access to community-based care and driving up Medicare costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians and cancer care professionals from across the country are asking lawmakers in Congress this week to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from applying the sequester cut to Medicare payments for cancer care drugs as part of a "Virtual Hill Day" supported...

2014-05-05 12:28:58

Tell Us How You Really Feel CMHA wants to know, "Are you phine or fine?" TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark the beginning of its 63(rd) Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is launching its Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, "Are you phine or fine?" By defining "Phine" as, "saying you're fine when you...

2014-04-27 12:20:58

TORONTO, April 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Ved Tandan envisions a health system that breaks down the walls between hospitals, doctors' offices and the community - where care is truly centered around the patient, and teams of providers come together to deliver seamless, highly coordinated care to patients wherever they are, whenever they need it. As the new president of the Ontario Medical Association, Dr. Tandan pledged today that he will work toward this future by beginning to dismantle...

2014-04-23 16:29:11

Initiative Ensures Government Accountability, Provides Billions in Federal Matching Funds PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of health care providers and community groups announced today that they have collected and are submitting more than one million voter signatures statewide in order to qualify the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 for the November ballot. The measure builds upon SB 239, an important bipartisan agreement...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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