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2014-09-10 08:30:45

Join us at this complimentary event featuring discussions on the latest ACA cloud-based technologies RESTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- hCentive, the leader in ACA health insurance exchange technology, announced today that it will be hosting a free networking event in Boston on Tuesday, September 16(th). Recently Massachusetts announced that the state will remain a state-based marketplace and use hCentive's State Health Insurance Exchange and reliance on FFM as a contingency plan is...

2014-09-10 08:30:36

The HIMSS Innovation Center is a permanent exhibition of interoperability where healthcare providers, payers and consumers can demonstrate secure exchange of patient health information SHELTON, Connecticut, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT company Sectra [http://www.sectra.com ] (STO: SECT B) joins the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as a Supporting Collaborator to become part of the elite team of innovators, working together and...

One-quarter Of US Hospitals’ Budgets Consumed By Bureaucracy
2014-09-09 03:12:56

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 Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the US in 2011, far more than in other nations. Administrative costs were lowest (about 12 percent) in Scotland and Canada, whose single-payer systems fund hospitals...

2014-09-09 12:28:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today, Alan Mertz, President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), expressed concern to lawmakers that additional, duplicative regulation imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) would cause a harmful ripple effect throughout the laboratory industry that could hamper diagnostic discoveries and...

2014-09-08 23:10:49

Award Sponsored by HEALTHCAREfirst Ozark, MO (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., the leading provider of Home Health and Hospice technologies and services, today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Compassionfirst Award. The Compassionfirst Award is presented to the Home Health or Hospice caregiver who goes above and beyond what is required and regularly shows genuine kindness, dedication and compassion when caring for others....

2014-09-08 23:06:00

National private exchange & benefits administration platform provider enhances their offering with top-ranked CDH vendor relationship. CONNECTICUT AND MARYLAND (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 ebenefit Marketplace, a leader in software and services for benefits administration technology specializing in Private Exchanges, announced that they have selected ConnectYourCare, one of the nation’s largest health savings providers – and a recognized expert in Health Savings Accounts (HSAs),...

2014-09-08 08:31:06

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS) today announced that Ramon M. Ruiz-Comas, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present to investors and financial analysts at The Credit Suisse 5th Annual Small & Mid Cap Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 17 at 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference format includes an informal group presentation. Given this format, the group presentation will not be webcast, but...

2014-09-04 16:24:44

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog said today that a one-minute radio advertisement released by health insurance companies opposed to Prop 45's health insurance rate regulation provisions fraudulently misrepresents the advertisement's backers, the ballot measure, and the current state of the law governing regulation of health insurance. The advertisement deceptively obscures the insurance industry's funding for the commercial and confuses the...

2014-09-04 00:21:15

Direct Relief announces survey results from the 2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country, which are the medical home for 1 in 15 people in the United States, are experiencing an overall increase in patients but fewer uninsured patients in 2014, according to a survey...

2014-09-03 16:29:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, CMS detailed substantial changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program quality measures and performance benchmarks. Yesterday, NAACOS submitted its comments in response to the proposed rule. (Our comments can be found at: www.NAACOS.com.) CMS proposed to add 12 new measures and delete eight, increasing the measure set from 33 to 37. CMS also proposed changes in the diabetes and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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