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2014-01-06 16:26:45

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation's largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost - nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs. NNU and IHSP list the 100 most expensive hospitals, top 10 for each state, and the 50 most expensive hospital systems. For specifics, call...

Medicaid Patients Use ER Services Due To Lack Of Alternative Sources
2013-12-31 07:02:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medicaid insurance patients seeking care in an emergency department might be driven by a lack of alternatives, rather than the acuity of their illness, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Roberta Capp, MD, led a team of researchers who studied 4,606 patients and their reasons for seeking emergency care using the 2011 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The patients' reasons were...

2013-12-23 23:23:22

FastCare, a provider of emergency medical clinics in South Florida, has a new location in Miami Beach. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Traditional hospital or doctor visits can result in waiting, rushed appointments and expensive care; yet an urgent care center provide much of the same care, but at faster speed and at a lower cost. At FastCare clinic in South Florida, there is no need for an appointment, yet the option to schedule one is available if patients want to guarantee no...

2013-12-18 08:28:58

Enters Michigan market to serve dual-eligibles ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a majority stake in Fidelis SecureCare of Michigan, Inc. ("Fidelis SecureCare"), a subsidiary of Fidelis SeniorCare, Inc. ("Fidelis"). Fidelis SecureCare was recently selected by the Michigan Department of Community Health as one of six health plans to provide integrated healthcare...

Fewer Psychiatrist Accepting Insurance
2013-12-12 12:33:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that only individuals with deep pockets are able to afford a psychiatrist these days. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College found psychiatrists are increasingly refusing to accept Medicare, Medicaid and even private insurance as payment. The team found the percentage of psychiatrists who accepted private insurance dropped by 17 percent and those who took Medicare declined by...

2013-12-11 08:26:55

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The spectacular debacle of the launch of the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare") was anticipated by those who understood ACA to be a planned failure from the beginning, writes Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., in the winter 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The massive disruption of the private insurance market that is now occurring was predicted in the Federal...

2013-12-05 23:29:52

Southampton A.C.O. offers tips for healthcare professionals to collect a fair share of savings with the new reform act. The Southampton A.C.O. was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island. Southampton, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Southampton A.C.O. is offering tips to local Long Island health professionals to capitalize on new revenue elements of the healthcare reform act. With the new healthcare...

2013-12-03 23:25:30

Oregonians Learn Health Insurance Eligibility, Receive Help Completing Enrollment Process Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 On Monday, December 9, 2013, Working America will host a Health Insurance Enrollment Fair with recommended local licensed agents and Working America staff. Oregon residents can receive personalized help regarding their health insurance questions and applying for insurance through Cover Oregon. The enrollment fair is one of many that Working America is hosting...

2013-11-28 12:21:10

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Sagkeeng First Nation of Manitoba is supporting the Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada, now endorsed by 133 organizations across the country. The principles were developed in 2011 by the CMA and the Canadian Nurses Association to guide the transformation of the health care system in Canada. The goal is for Canada's public health care system to provide quality...

2013-11-19 08:28:49

MARGATE CITY, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The slow, rocky beginnings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have raised concerns about what might happen if millions of people choose to remain uninsured. The early numbers paint a troubling picture -- not enough people are signing up through the Health Insurance Marketplaces to make the program sustainable. For those that go without insurance, Medicationdiscountcard.com provides a backup for dealing with at least one aspect of...