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2014-09-17 12:27:12

$5.38 MILLION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO APOLLOMED ACO, WHICH WAS ONE OF ONLY 4 MSSP ACOs IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 15 THAT ACHIEVED SHARED SAVINGS AND HAD THE 2nd HIGHEST MSSP ACO DISTRIBUTION IN THE STATE GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million will be distributed to...

2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-16 12:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite Pennsylvania's longstanding status as a state of "universal coverage" for all documented children, the commonwealth is home to more than 144,000 children who lack health insurance, according to the latest annual State of Children's Health Care report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. This means about 1 in 20 of Pennsylvania's children lack health insurance - a statistic that has remained relatively unchanged in...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-09-15 23:09:37

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will learn what Geisinger Health System and BCBS of North Carolina did, how they did it, and the extent to which their impressive results may be transferable to other medical procedures. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Insurers across the country are experimenting with bundled payment initiatives that bring providers on board as partners to control costs while improving quality and member satisfaction. When...

2014-09-15 23:02:54

Pennsylvania health insurance organization to offer private exchange for purchasing medical and specialty insurance products PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Array Health, an independent provider of private insurance exchange technology, today announced that Independence Blue Cross (Independence), the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, has selected the Array Spectrum™ Private Exchange solution for its online private health insurance exchange...

2014-09-15 16:24:33

New Grant Awards and Advertising to Support Renewal and Enrollment in 2015 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on high enrollment in 2014, Covered California launched its community outreach campaign for 2015 on Monday, including new grants to community groups and a comprehensive advertising campaign aimed at attracting new consumers and encouraging them to enroll in the state's health benefit exchange. "Today we are sharing stories about real people whose...

2014-09-15 12:25:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The 2002 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Care without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late asserted that 18,000 Americans died each year because they lacked health coverage. The report did not discuss whether mortality rate differences...

2014-09-15 12:24:47

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments have long suppressed the functioning of the market system in the medical industry, write Maureen Buff and Timothy Terrell in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. "Third-party payment, with its moral hazard, has increased demand and thereby driven up...


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