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2014-03-27 12:25:10

Entrance of Additional Carriers Coincides with Wisconsin's Medicaid Reform Implementation, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that residents of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin market are seeing a surge in BadgerCare (Medicaid) options in anticipation of the state's Medicaid reform implementation in April 2014. UnitedHealth Group (UHG), which withdrew from the Milwaukee managed Medicaid market in late...

2014-03-27 08:33:46

PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Whitehurst, a Lean Management hospital process expert and former consultant for Joint Commission Resources, Inc., has joined TeleTracking Technologies as Managing Director of Consulting Services, the firm announced today. Ms. Whitehurst, a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will focus on combining Lean principles with TeleTracking's technology solutions in order to improve processes, reduce wasted time and resources, smooth...

2014-03-26 23:33:59

Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, authors of the recently released Changing the Way We Die, were featured in Bloomberg Businessweek as experts on hospice care and how it is changing. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek featured the award winning Viva Editions title Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement in an article on the monetary side of Hospice organizations. Written by health writers Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, Changing the Way We Die...

2014-03-26 23:24:37

DATABASICS and MedPro Systems integrate to support the Life Sciences industry’s compliance with the Sunshine Act. Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 DATABASICS (http://www.data-basics.com ), a leading supplier of expense management solutions, is pleased to announce it has fully integrated MedPro Systems’ MedProID 13M record Heathcare Provider (HCP) database into its expense reporting service to support the Life Sciences industry’s compliance with the Sunshine Act. Available through...

2014-03-26 23:02:53

The Children’s Auxiliary of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) is planning their bi-annual “The Power of the Purse,” a Ladies’ Night Out and Purse Auction. Rumson, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Children’s Auxiliary of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG) is planning their bi-annual “The Power of the Purse,” a Ladies’ Night Out and Purse Auction. This popular event will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Rumson Country Club’s newly...

2014-03-26 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance giant WellPoint this week threatened "double-digit plus" rate hikes next year, but won't get away with unjustified increases if voters approve a California ballot measure to increase health insurance rate transparency and accountability this November, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign. "Is anyone surprised that WellPoint intends another year of outrageous rate increases when no one has the power to open their...

2014-03-26 16:24:17

Uninsured people should start the application process now to ensure 2014 coverage DETROIT, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan doesn't want people to go without health insurance, and the best way for uninsured people to ensure they are covered is to start an enrollment application before March 31. "We are here to help people with their questions, and have provided extensive online resources and expanded our call center hours through March 31 to give people advice...

2014-03-26 08:29:33

Health Plans Score Poorly in Fourth Annual Temkin Experience Ratings That Evaluates 268 Companies Across 19 Industries WABAN, Mass., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente and Humana deliver the best customer experience among a poor scoring group of health plans, according to the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Kaiser Permanente earned the top spot with a 68% rating, positioning the company in 109(th) place...

2014-03-26 08:29:27

Will continue to provide FEP's retail PBM services, mail service pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and clinical programs WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide integrated pharmacy benefit services for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Government-wide Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program (FEP). The Company will continue to provide retail pharmacy...

2014-03-25 23:35:31

Read the CellTrak published case study regarding Canon Hospice documenting at the point of care on mobile devices. Schaumburg, IL and Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Canon Hospice serves a 150 mile radius from Baton Rouge, the Northshore of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to provide comfort care for Hospice patients. When, originally created, the founders decided to create a program that offered the hospice philosophy at home and on an inpatient...