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2013-11-13 12:27:49

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling on voters in the four federal ridings being contested in the Nov. 25 byelections to ask the candidates some pointed questions about health care, particularly the lack of a national seniors care strategy. "Politicians like to talk about issues with easy sound-bite answers," CMA President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti said today. "But sound bites aren't going to build the strategy we need to ensure...

2013-11-12 12:27:49

Agreement focuses on health system and physician collaboration to improve patient care; Munson Healthcare and Blues realize savings under value-based reimbursement model TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Munson Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are launching a new value-based hospital reimbursement agreement in northern Michigan designed to improve patient care and medical outcomes while also enhancing efficiency and holding down the cost of care....

2013-10-29 23:24:28

Healthcare Solutions today announced the expansion of the company’s specialty healthcare services division to include dental services. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, Procura Management, ScripNet and Modern Medical, today announced the expansion of the company’s specialty healthcare services division to include dental services. The addition of dental services complements the company’s comprehensive suite of medical...

2013-10-28 23:28:17

The new dashboard tracks imaging metrics designed to promote high quality and efficient care and captures the quality of outpatient care in the area of medical imaging. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Health Data Intelligence (HDI) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Outpatient Imaging Efficiency Dashboard into its premier CarePlan Dashboard Suite. The Outpatient Imaging Efficiency Dashboard depicts outcomes about how a hospital uses outpatient medical imaging tests (like...

2013-10-25 23:24:14

Earlier this year, KishHealth Physician Group opened a new location to see patients at Fox Valley Older Adults Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Sandwich, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Earlier this year, KishHealth Physician Group opened a new location to see patients at Fox Valley Older Adults Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. On a rotating basis, physicians from other KishHealth Physician Group (KPG) locations in Sandwich and Plano see patients at Fox Valley Older Adults (FVOAS) every...

2013-10-23 16:29:47

Proposed 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Threatens Cancer Care; Representatives Concerned About Negative Impact on Patients WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced its full support of a letter to stop the proposed 2014 Physician Fee Schedule cuts to Medicare payments for cancer care sponsored by Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) and Devin Nunes (R-CA-22). The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of 114 members of the House...

2013-10-23 12:25:44

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Specialist physicians should be paid by the hospitals where they carry out their procedures, rather than by provincial insurance plans as they are now, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Paying Hospital-Based Doctors: Fee for Whose Service?" authors Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby argue hospitals could then manage their personnel and resource needs more efficiently, reducing waiting lists and costs. "Most...

2013-10-18 13:22:57

As Affordable Care Act penalties on hospital readmissions increase, nutritional intervention may help decrease 30-day readmission rates among Medicare patients In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients is readmitted to a hospital each year at an estimated cost of $17.5 billion annually. To reduce this impact, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced hospital penalties based on readmissions conditions that commonly affect patients aged 65 and older – including acute myocardial...

2013-10-15 10:21:02

Medicare's data source for reporting rates of pressure ulcers acquired during hospital stays not an accurate tool for comparing hospital quality The data Medicare uses to publicly report hospital rates of patients developing pressure ulcers (or bedsores) is not an accurate source for comparing hospitals on how well they prevent the condition, says a new University of Michigan study. Bedsores are skin wounds often caused by pressure against the skin when staying in one position for too...

2013-10-09 23:19:39

An Overview of Defined Contribution Health Plans for Small Businesses Park City, Utah (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on defined contribution health for small businesses. According to Zane Benefits’ website, pure defined contribution health plans provide small businesses a way to offer employees excellent health benefits without the cost or complication of group health insurance. In...