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2013-04-25 12:26:32

-- Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes to ride her bike coast to coast to coast to talk about mental health with schools and community organizations in every province and territory -- Starting next March 2014, Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk will span more than 100 days and 12,000 kilometres - concluding in Ottawa on Canada Day 2014 -- Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk is supported by leading...

2013-04-23 16:24:33

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About one-third of Latinos or 15 million people will be seeking new doctors for diabetes, hypertension, cancer and preventive services when they become eligible to receive or buy health care coverage under the new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As the nation's Latino doctors come together this week for the 17(th) Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the implementation of the ACA and...

2013-04-22 08:22:54

CMHA to receive proceeds from national Bell mobile phone recycling program OTTAWA, April 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is pleased to announce a new way for Canadians to promote mental health while helping the environment - by recycling mobile phones, batteries and accessories through the Bell Blue Box program. "CMHA is a proud partner of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative and we're grateful for this commitment from Bell to support...

2013-04-17 13:46:29

Findings of an analysis that included nearly 35,000 surgical discharges from a 12-hospital system suggest that the occurrence of postsurgical complications was associated with a higher per-encounter hospital contribution margin for patients covered by Medicare and private insurance but a lower one for patients covered by Medicaid and who self-paid, according to a study in the April 17 issue of JAMA. "The rate of inpatient surgical complications is significant, with estimates ranging from 3...

2013-04-16 08:25:51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Priority Health is laying the groundwork to become the first health plan in Michigan to publish specific, regionalized health care costs and quality information by procedure, facility and physician. The company announced today it has signed a contract with Healthcare Blue Book to publish costs associated with more than 300 health care services most utilized by members of Priority Health. (Photo:...

2013-04-12 12:24:28

President's Proposed Budget Doubles Down On Sequester Cut To Cancer Drugs; Jeopardizes Cancer Care For Seniors WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President has released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which proposes new reductions for cancer care services. Taken in combination with existing strains imposed by sequestration, this proposal threatens access to care for some of America's most vulnerable: elderly patients with cancer. In addition to...

2013-04-01 12:26:06

Per person spending grows, industry margin at 1 percent ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans in Minnesota paid $18.98 billion--$52 million every day--for medical care on behalf of their members for doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital stays and other medical services in 2012. In all, spending for care was up $1.3 billion or 7 percent over 2011. According to the Minnesota Council of Health Plans (MCHP), the change between 2011 and 2012 in medical...

2013-03-25 08:26:33

The Health Council releases newest report on quality improvement in Canada TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Health Council of Canada's newest report on quality improvement, Which way to quality? Key perspectives on quality improvement in Canadian health care systems, calls for the establishment of common and measureable goals to achieve quality improvement in Canada's health care systems. While many Canadians believe we have one of the best health care systems in the world,...

2013-03-20 15:49:32

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, Weill Cornell researchers call for a clearer definition of 'population health,' asking whether ACOs are truly designed to improve it Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aim to control health care costs, enhance quality in health care and improve population health. But what does "improving population health" really mean? This is the question asked in a new viewpoint article by Weill...

2013-03-16 23:03:48

A number of positive factors will benefit the industry over the next five years, as demand strengthens in line with the aging population and healthcare reform; senior citizens with chronic diseases will increasingly turn to operators in the economic recovery, supporting overall revenue growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Specialist Doctors industry in its growing industry report collection. (PRWEB) March 16, 2013 The Specialist Doctors...