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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...

2014-07-16 23:07:17

Real-Time Incentives Help Reduce Hospital/ER Visits, Improve Member Health, And Decrease Overall Cost Of Care For Health Plans, Employers, And Accountable Care Organizations Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Gold Mobile (GoMo Health™), a leading provider of a remote patient engagement system for hospitals, healthcare plans, employers and accountable care organizations (ACOs), today announced it is using United Preference’s incentive administration platform to deliver real-time...

2014-07-16 23:00:57

NE Delta HSA Partners with Richland Parish Hospital Service District to Extend Coordinated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Capacity Monroe, LA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announced today the creation of two Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) with Richland Parish Hospital Service District to collaboratively serve citizens through its Richland Parish Hospital and its Delhi Community Health Center (DCHC). The MOAs provide coordinated...

2014-07-15 23:14:10

Texas Health Resources is realizing the benefits of strategic clinical decision support management provided by LogicStream Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 LogicStream Health Incorporated, a leading provider of strategic clinical decision support management and analysis software, today announced that Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States, has selected LogicStream’s Intelligence Platform to help optimize...

2014-07-15 23:07:08

Experienced Hospice Physician Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD Leading New Service Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Hospice physicians and CEOs now have access to a range of services designed to support the unique needs of hospice physicians. Weatherbee’s Physician Advisory Services provides the information, coaching, and support needed to ensure that hospice physicians are able to focus on caring for patients and families while maintaining quality and compliance. Hospice physicians face...

2014-07-15 23:04:49

New initiatives emphasize role of local pharmacists in enhancing Medicare Star Ratings, participating in innovative healthcare models. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 OutcomesMTM™ has announced the launch of 20 new Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs. The programs, available in various locations across the United States, position local pharmacists as key healthcare providers in delivering Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs), addressing medication non-adherence and...

2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...

2014-07-15 12:28:56

Changes Published in Federal Register July 11, 2014 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare plans to penalize hospital use for 4.9 million seniors who get health care from Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors and hospitals which sign up to receive rewards from Medicare if they cut Medicare spending on their patients. They also receive protection from antitrust and kickback rules. Photo -...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.