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2014-07-23 23:09:23

Low enrollment and high administrative costs could push states to raise user fees or possibly move to the federal platform, say industry observers in the July 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Low enrollment and higher-than-expected administrative costs are prompting some state-run insurance exchanges to come up with alternative means to becoming self-sustaining. Industry observers identify some of the...

2014-07-23 08:38:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GetInsured, a leading health insurance exchange platform, announced today it has partnered with Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, to offer employers customized health insurance solutions for employees who do not qualify for sponsored plans. Lockton will offer GetInsured's cloud-based exchange platform as part of its Lockton Marketplace solution, making it easy for...

2014-07-22 20:22:48

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Dental, one of Southern California's largest dental service companies, demonstrated its commitment to the Hispanic community by providing 300 free oral health screenings for children at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) National Latino Family Expo ® in Los Angeles that took place on July 19-21, 2014. Dentists were onsite to provide complimentary screenings and fluoride treatments in order to help families understand the...

2014-07-22 12:29:43

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Teresa D. Miller has joined the firm's Health Care Group as a partner in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Miller served as the acting director for both the State Exchanges Group and the Oversight Group, at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). At CMS,...

2014-07-22 12:29:39

BCBSTX Focuses on Geographic Diversity and Invests More Than $1.5 Million in Funding Across the State to Promote Health and Wellness for Children RICHARDSON, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its fourth year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) initiative has awarded $1.54 million in grants to 29 organizations across the state. Of the 29 grantees, 19 are new recipients....

2014-07-21 23:04:54

Global healthcare leaders collaborate on optimizing clinical quality and enhancing the patient experience by adopting OnBase and Epic technologies. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The eighth annual OnBase + Epic User Forum will convene July 21-23 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Clinic CIO, Dr. C. Martin Harris, will start the event as keynote speaker sharing his global perspective of healthcare trends impacting today’s technology...

2014-07-21 23:04:52

Invidasys’ VIDAFlow Workflow Management system streamlines operations for health insurance providers. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Invidasys, a software engineering firm that develops component solutions for health insurance plans, announced the release of its VIDAFlow™ Workflow Management system. VIDAFlow™, when combined with Invidasys’ components and a health insurance plan’s core administrative platform, offers an alternative to the costly and time consuming “rip and...

2014-07-21 08:26:44

Robust pipeline of specialty drugs requires strategies to reduce burden on health care system WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary published online today and scheduled to appear in the August 13 print edition addresses the controversy surrounding the high costs of new Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatments such as Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and implications for the growing specialty pharmacy market. CVS Caremark...

2014-07-18 23:00:43

The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Hospice Savannah has helped many people care for their loved ones dealing with a life-limiting illness. Now, the family of a special patient is showing their gratitude for that care with an event that will benefit the not-for-profit organization. The 2014 Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie...

2014-07-17 16:26:01

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature MD, Inc. (SignatureMD), a privately held concierge medicine membership program provider headquartered in Los Angeles, is suing a much larger competitor over what it deems anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior in violation of several federal and state laws. In a complaint filed yesterday, SignatureMD alleges that MDVIP, based in Boca Raton, FL, entered into agreements with physicians that contain covenants so restrictive that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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