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2014-02-11 08:31:06

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verus Healthcare, Inc., formerly Sleep Nation, announced today that it is now in-network with one of the largest health plans in the country and the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. At the same time, Verus Healthcare recently completed its largest acquisition to date bringing its total acquisition count to 64. Verus Healthcare nearly tripled its number of customers in 2013 and it sees that trend continuing through its expanded...

2014-02-10 08:25:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-01-31 20:21:04

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente achieved a best health plans "triple crown" when its California health plans were awarded 4 stars for quality -- the highest possible rating -- according to Covered California's Quality Rating System. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) Kaiser Permanente's Medicare health plans earned 5 stars -- the highest overall rating for quality and service -- from the Centers for Medicare &...

2014-01-28 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-01-25 23:02:09

SeniorQuote Insurance Services Seeks to Protect Seniors through Unique Comparison Service that Offers Affordable Healthcare Options San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Rising healthcare costs are threatening the financial security of Americans over the age of 65. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare costs are rising at a rate that is outpacing standard healthcare insurance coverage. According to a report updated by the CDC in October of 2013,...

2014-01-18 23:01:05

This industry has been burdened with cost pressures, including rising labor and liability expenses and the price of new technology. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on Specialist Doctors in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The Specialist Doctors industry enjoyed a rise in demand in recent years, leading to increased industry revenue, employment and wages. An aging population and increasing occurrences of...

2014-01-18 23:00:45

Australia’s ageing population, increasing competition among private health insurance providers and technological advancements are increasing demand for industry services. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Eye Surgery Clinics industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Over the past five years, the Eye Surgery Clinics industry has grown slowly, assisted by Australia's ageing population and a competitive private...

2014-01-16 12:29:43

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia received a near-failing grade of D+ and ranked in the bottom half of the nation at 29(th) in the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America's emergency care environment ("Report Card"). The state received failing or near-failing grades in three out of five categories. (Logo:...

2014-01-13 23:04:21

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the reduction, the Illinois fee schedule was one of the highest in the nation. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the...

2014-01-10 16:22:26

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation ("Select Medical") (NYSE: SEM), today announced its business outlook for calendar year 2014. Select Medical expects consolidated net operating revenues for the full year 2014 to be in the range of $3.05 billion to $3.15 billion. Select Medical expects net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, other income/(expense), and equity in earnings/(losses),...