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2014-10-31 23:06:27

Resources especially timely with Medicare open enrollment currently under way MEQUON, Wis. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Adults 65 and older who are looking to start or improve their Medicare coverage during the current open enrollment period can turn to 65 Incorporated’s free resource library for step-by-step guidance, the company announced today. The library (65incorporated.com/education) includes unbiased, expert information on choosing the correct Medicare Advantage plan, understanding...

2014-10-31 20:21:31

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today that it will report financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, publishing an earnings release before the market opens. About Almost Family, Inc.Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with...

2014-10-31 08:26:20

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR; "Semler"), an emerging medical risk assessment company that develops patented products that assist healthcare providers in monitoring patients and evaluating chronic diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. "In the third quarter of 2014, Semler's performance accelerated," said Doug Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive officer of Semler....

2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-30 12:26:53

High-Priced Specialty Medications Highlight Need for Pharmacy "Lock-In" Program in Medicare WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As policymakers examine ways to curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic, a new report by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), "Medicare Drug Plans Need the Tools to Fight Prescription Drug Fraud," recommends allowing drug plans and beneficiaries to choose pharmacies to obtain prescriptions for commonly abused drugs, a policy...

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...


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  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
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