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2014-07-30 20:23:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Proposition 45 campaign today said that WellPoint's massive $731.1 million second quarter profit underscores the need for Proposition 45's protections against health insurance price gouging. The profit report comes a day after the California Insurance Commissioner reported steep health insurance rate hikes for Californians in 2014 and expressed frustration that no one has the ability to stop excessive rates. The...

2014-07-30 12:30:38

Keeping IDentities Safe comments on GAO investigation WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover testing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enrollment by an independent government agency exposed serious vulnerabilities to identity fraud. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on Capitol Hill that its investigation revealed virtually no obstacles to the use of counterfeit identification documents for application enrollment....

2014-07-30 08:29:10

As Both Sides Prepare for New Forms of Payment, Many Physicians Resist Due to Lack of Trust in Insurers WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the results of a new study of healthcare payers and providers that suggests a stumbling-block in the transition to the new and much-heralded value-based relationships between...

2014-07-29 08:33:13

Case managers across region invited to register for two-day training at new Catholic Health center MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) is teaming with Catholic Health to offer an unprecedented workforce training opportunity to nurses and social services professionals. It is the latest in an expanded educational effort by the Commission to enhance case manager knowledge and meet...

2014-07-29 08:32:26

Health Care Service Corporation Research Shows CDHP Members continuously experience lower health care costs and take more advantage of preventive health measures CHICAGO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Individuals enrolled in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continue to utilize health care services more efficiently, long after switching from their traditional insurance plans, according to a comprehensive data analysis by Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), operator of the Blue Cross...

2014-07-28 23:02:12

Issue Brief from WEDI’s HPID Workgroup simplifies definitions and usage of terms according to the HPID Final Rule. Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 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, announced today its Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Workgroup has developed an issue brief titled, “What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and Payer?” The...

2014-07-28 16:26:42

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge medicine is quickly expanding in the United States, attracting more physicians and patients, along with a growing number of competing practice transition companies. Although it is difficult to gather accurate statistics, data obtained from the American Academy of Private Physicians in 2012 estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans and more than 4,500 internists and family medicine practitioners were participating in some...

2014-07-27 23:02:12

Sport and Spine Rehab of Columbia recently announced that Dr. Rob Agosto, PT, DPT, CKTP who previously practiced at Sport and Spine Rehab of Rockville, has joined the Columbia clinical team. In addition, SSR of Columbia announced that Dr. Agosto has become its first Tricare provider. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Dr. Rob Agosto, DPT, who has been with the Sport and Spine Rehab Companies since 2006 and had until recently been caring for patients at the Sport and Spine Rehab of...

2014-07-25 23:00:49

In light of the Affordable Care Act and the rising costs of healthcare, Avant Systems Inc announces the development of its Consumer Driven Healthcare Tool, which aims to enable people and businesses to customize their healthcare plans in order to cut extraneous costs and make purchasing healthcare a more efficient and independent process. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Avant Systems, Inc, an entrepreneur-minded business in IT product development, aims to change the way healthcare plans...

2014-07-25 12:25:17

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and investors to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090226/NE75914LOGO An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties. To access the...


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