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2014-10-23 08:36:54

Results from initial months could aid other states still considering expansion ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Right out of the starting gate, Michigan's expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows. In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of University of Michigan...

2014-10-22 23:09:26

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period starting in November, a national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) finds that three out of four Americans are confident they know how to use health insurance, but 42 percent say they are not likely or only somewhat likely to review a plan’s details before signing up for coverage. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period starting in November, a national...

2014-10-22 23:00:23

A recent Government Accountability Office analysis and potential Republican takeover of the United States Senate could threaten risk-corridors program funding, reports Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 With a couple of weeks to go until the November midterm elections and polls predicting Republicans will win back the Senate, the risk-corridors program could be at risk, some industry observers tell Atlantic...

2014-10-22 20:23:19

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With as many as 1.8 million uninsured in Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is mobilizing its resources across the state to help people better understand insurance coverage options and the financial benefits that may be available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There's four key points about this year's open enrollment period that people need to be aware of: -- Enrollment Timeline: The enrollment...

2014-10-21 23:11:38

MediGap Advisors is hosting an informative webinar, Your Guide to Medicare’s 2015 Annual Enrollment Period, on October 22, 2014. Topics will include Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, and How to take maximum advantage of Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 MediGap Advisors will host an interactive educational webinar on October 22, 2014 to inform Medicare recipients of the recent changes to Medicare coverage and how to...

2014-10-21 16:28:23

Home health leaders support the advancement of program integrity measures to strengthen Medicare over arbitrary, across-the-board payment cuts WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today called for greater support for fraud prevention programs within the Medicare program in...

2014-10-21 12:32:07

Bipartisan Congressional Briefing Highlights Research into the Difficulties of Supporting Dual Eligible Populations WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, will preview new research into the dual eligible population at a bipartisan Congressional briefing sponsored by the Special Need Plan (SNP) Alliance. Inovalon will share findings from the...

2014-10-21 08:42:04

Online private healthcare marketplace offers a complete solution, ranging from a white-label exchange for those who want to build their own branded marketplace to a national proprietary exchange ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanSource, a cloud-based provider of benefits administration, exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers, today announced the expansion of its PlanSource OneMarket Exchange, a complete exchange solution designed to revolutionize the healthcare...

2014-10-20 23:02:00

Expert speaker Dr. Duane Abbey is reviewing the Global Surgical Package Concept in healthcare payment system on Tue, Oct 21 on behalf of AudioEducator.com. Durham, NC (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 In a major overhaul proposed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have included a plan to eliminate the global package for all surgical procedures, beginning in 2017. According to 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule*, the CMS plans to do away with 10- and 90-day global...

2014-10-17 23:05:51

“Private Insurance Exchanges: Bottom-Line Strategies for Insurers,” the upcoming virtual conference from Atlantic Information Services, will offer a valuable lesson on the current status of private health insurance exchanges and where they are headed. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), is pleased to announce the full agenda for its upcoming virtual conference, “Private Insurance Exchanges: Bottom-Line Strategies for Insurers.” The...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.