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2014-04-24 12:29:48

CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, today announced that John Cannon will join the company on April 29 as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. In this new role, Cannon will report to company president and CEO Patricia Hemingway Hall and have responsibility for HCSC's legal, risk management, human resources and corporate real estate functions. "John will be an...

2014-04-24 12:29:42

Haylett's new role at GA HIMSS reaffirms QTS' commitment to Healthcare OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced that Gina Haylett, strategic account director - Healthcare, has joined the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) - Georgia Chapter's Board of Directors....

2014-04-24 12:29:37

ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Account Service Company (NASCO) celebrates 27 years of providing an integrated membership and claims processing system for some of the largest Blue Cross(®) and Blue Shield(®) (BCBS) Plans in the country. In 1987, NASCO was founded to provide effective and efficient processing of national account business for BCBS Plans, and national account business remains at the heart of who we are and what we do. From the beginning,...

2014-04-24 12:29:34

Internationally recognized health care futurist Joe Flower provides a look into the future post reform HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross will host internationally renowned health care futurist Joe Flower at its 2014 health care forums in April, which will trace how the health care industry has evolved and where it is headed for businesses and consumers post-health care reform. Titled Picture This: The Development of the Health Care Industry, the...

2014-04-23 23:11:31

The April 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges walks readers through data from two pharmacy benefit managers and what it means for insurers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 When setting rates for qualified health plans sold through public exchanges a year ago, actuaries anticipated that people who purchased coverage through an exchange would be older and less healthy than the commercially insured population. They also assumed there would be...

2014-04-23 16:31:12

PHILADELPHIA and BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Justice and several whistleblowers have reached an agreement with Louisiana based home healthcare provider Amedisys, Inc. ("Amedisys") to resolve civil fraud liabilities under the Federal False Claims Act ("FCA") for $150 million. In addition to paying a $150 million civil settlement, Amedisys will be bound by a Corporate Integrity Agreement ("CIA") with the Office of Inspector General of the...

2014-04-23 16:30:42

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5wzjb5/international_and) has announced the addition of the "International & Expatriate Healthcare & Insurance 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5wzjb5/international_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The globally mobile population has grown dramatically. There are over 50...

2014-04-23 16:28:58

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance giants Kaiser, Blue Shield, Wellpoint/Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, United Health and the California Association of Health Plans have now given over $25 million of policyholder money, including nearly $12 million this month, to the campaign against a November 2014 ballot measure that will prevent overcharges and misuse of premium dollars. The opposition campaign, operating under the misnomer "Californians...

2014-04-23 08:31:54

Leading Analytics Technology Company Selected by Health Plans Across the Nation to Improve Quality Outcomes and Financial Performance in ACA Expansion BOWIE, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that it has been selected to provide its commercial Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Marketplace solutions for leading national and...

2014-04-22 23:09:29

Fletcher Allen's NICU marks three years with zero infections from central line catheters. Low rates of these infections throughout Fletcher Allen's ICUs are a key reason it ranked in the top ten of academic medical centers in a respected 2013 national study, and earned the #1 spot in providing safe patient care. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Fletcher Allen Health Care recently passed the milestone of going three years with zero bloodstream infections (BSI) associated with...