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Physicians for a National Health Program Authors say single-payer reform could save $150 billion annually on hospital overhead A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health...

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2014-09-16 12:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite Pennsylvania's longstanding status as a state of "universal coverage" for all documented children, the commonwealth is home to more than 144,000 children who lack health insurance, according to the latest annual State of Children's Health Care report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. This means about 1 in 20 of Pennsylvania's children lack health insurance - a statistic that has remained relatively unchanged in...

2014-09-16 12:29:49

Delta Dental Had Highest Average Premium of Plans Examined SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more insurers selling dental insurance through government exchanges, HealthPocket examined premiums and out-of-pocket costs to determine the typical expenses facing consumers. For adults buying stand-alone dental coverage on government exchanges across the nation, HealthPocket found that the average monthly dental insurance premium was $31.81. However, HealthPocket also...

2014-09-16 08:32:15

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As open enrollment season approaches, U.S. employees will soon be asked to make important decisions about their 2015 benefits. According to Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), employees will be expected to take a more proactive role in managing their health care decisions. This increased responsibility makes it more important than ever for individuals to understand how they can make...

2014-09-15 23:07:11

The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation’s Patient Experience Council co-chair, Kym Martin, recognized among other renowned women leaders for achievements in advancing healthcare progress Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, in partnership with The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation,...

2014-09-15 23:02:54

Pennsylvania health insurance organization to offer private exchange for purchasing medical and specialty insurance products PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Array Health, an independent provider of private insurance exchange technology, today announced that Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, has selected the Array Spectrum™ Private Exchange solution for its online private health insurance exchange...

2014-09-13 23:02:29

Acclaimed Surgeon/Sculptor Southwick, renowned Sculptor Lucchesi and spouses to be honored in Branford September 21st. Branford, Connecticut (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 On Sept. 21, acclaimed doctor and sculptor Wayne O. Southwick, M.D., Chairman of the Board, and his mentor, world-renowned Italian sculptor Bruno Lucchesi, will be honored with their spouses at their poignant bronze sculpture crafted for the country’s first hospice, The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. in Branford, CT. The...

2014-09-12 23:05:17

More than 4,600 runners and walkers of all ages will be at the second annual Race for Every Child starting line on September 13, 2014, fired up to raise funds that help keep Children’s National Health System at the fore of providing world-class pediatric care to every family in need, conducting groundbreaking research into childhood diseases and offering wellness/preventive services for children throughout the metropolitan area. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 More than 4,600...

2014-09-12 23:01:35

URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Measures. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 As part of its commitment to a comprehensive review of its standards and measures, URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Measures. URAC...

2014-09-12 20:20:55

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are among 52 Congressmen and women from 14 states who signed a strongly worded letter addressed to Mary Wakefield, administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with multiple concerns about a proposal being discussed to change donor liver allocation. The proposal calls for taking livers from the highest donation areas (Midwest, South & Southeast) and giving to bigger coastal...

2014-09-11 23:02:15

The Pet Calendar spotlights the Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind© program. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 They say having an animal as a companion adds years to one’s life. This is definitely the case for Ossabaw Island’s matriarch, Eleanor (Sandy) West and her dog, Toby, who are featured in Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar. From the point of view of Toby the Jack Russell, he shares how proud he is that his mom, West, is 102 years old. A Hospice Savannah nurse...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.