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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...

2013-10-02 23:24:44

The Patient Advocates of Orange Health Solutions will act as an extension of HealthCare Partners in-house Care Outreach Team in order to improve Medicare Advantage Star Ratings and ACO Quality of Care. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Orange Health Solutions was selected by HealthCare Partners as their exclusive partner in a mission to increase the quality of the patient experience while at the same time increasing quality and lowering medical costs. This partnership with Orange...

2013-09-24 23:38:28

The roll out of Covered California will expand health care insurance choices in the state and empower families to seek out and find the best coverage to match their unique circumstances. Burbank, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Richard Stephenson, CEO and Founder of RISARC, a leading national provider of high-technology and revenue recovery solutions to the U.S. health care industry, today applauded California’s aggressive and successful marketing of the state’s new affordable...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.