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2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-29 08:34:20

Obamacare premium increases accompanied by elimination of rate-ups and application rejections as well as subsidies for some consumers SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket examined the average health insurance premiums in the first year of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and compared them to the averages found in the pre-reform market it replaced. Premiums in the pre-reform and Obamacare individual health insurance markets were examined for...

2014-10-28 23:06:40

Conference highlights insights and solutions for transformation critical to Medicaid professionals Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that it has become an Education Partner with Medicaid Innovations 2015, an annual conference that convenes key thought leaders and decision makers among state Medicaid programs and Medicaid-managed care plans. As an education partner, Hayes, Inc....

2014-10-28 16:27:19

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc.'s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, which launched in October 2012, is showing positive results with statistical improvements in patient care, according to company data. "We continue to be very encouraged by the results from our Patient-Centered Medical Home program," said Paul Kaplan, M.D., Highmark senior vice president of provider strategy and integration. "We are seeing lower patient emergency room use and fewer...

2014-10-28 16:26:45

Research Expected to Inform Future Discussions around CMS Five-Star Quality Measures and Promote Additional Improvements in Care BOWIE, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today released preliminary results of a groundbreaking study to better understand the association of socioeconomic status (SES) and other factors with underlying poor quality...

2014-10-28 12:31:29

Columbia Business School research shows a 22 percent drop in pneumonia deaths and a 7 percent decline in readmissions for heart failure patients NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With penalties rising in 2015 for hospitals with high Medicare readmission rates, Columbia Business School research offers important new evidence that keeping patients in the hospital one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs....

2014-10-28 08:36:30

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSI Health, a pioneer in helping healthcare provider and payer organizations implement Medicaid Health Homes, announced today 100% plus growth over the past year. GSI Health's introduction of the GSIHealthCoordinator Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in 2011 for care coordination set the stage for its current record growth in 2014 given the momentum for value based care delivery and payment programs. Over the past 12 months, GSI Health...

2014-10-28 00:28:47

LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the procedure, for establishing reimbursement for an IVD test product? What companies have been successful and how? What changes will IVD makers face in the near-term. This Kalorama Information report, Reimbursement for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests, answers these questions and provides authoritative data for IVD business planners. One of the critical factors for the success of an IVD product is reimbursement. Reimbursement is a critical...

2014-10-27 23:11:27

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging accounting, or medical billing managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof a hospital, or a large medical practice group is upcoding Medicare, or Medicaid bills in order to get unjust compensation from the government. As the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to explain to a potential whistleblower, these types of practices are a nationwide problem as evidenced by a recent Justice Department settlement....

2014-10-27 08:28:26

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meaningful incentive pay for primary care physicians and strong organizational leadership are key requirements for physician organizations to successfully transform from volume to value-based health care programs, according to a survey by ZOLO Healthcare Solutions (www.zolohealth.com). The survey of 10 physician organizations, comprising more than 12,000 physicians in three states found that each organization was moving aggressively toward...


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