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2014-06-02 12:28:56

Designation qualifies WHMC to accept Medicare, Medicaid and Most Insurance Plans DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC), a new 8-story, 100-bed, acute-care hospital, has received accreditation and earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The accreditation means that WHMC is...

2014-06-02 08:31:31

DENVER, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) today announced that it is proposing, subject to market and other conditions, to enter into $5.5 billion of new senior secured credit facilities consisting of a $1.0 billion revolving credit facility, a $1.0 billion term loan A and a $3.5 billion term loan B, and to issue up to $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of unsecured debt. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering of the unsecured...

2014-06-02 08:30:57

James Bonnette, MD, offers strategic guidance to accelerate innovation as The Advisory Board Company's new strategy consulting practice leader WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The advent of private insurance exchanges and the growing number of retail health care providers are driving hospitals and health systems to update not only their competitive strategies but also the pace at which they change, according to James Bonnette, MD, who has joined The Advisory Board Company to...

2014-06-02 08:30:42

Two Research Abstracts to be Presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 19th Annual International Meeting BOWIE, Md., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced medication quality measure performance and pharmacovigilance research studies to be presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and...

2014-05-30 23:09:57

Philadelphia whistleblower law firm believes further inspection of hospital practices warranted following settlements for unnecessary coronary stents and other cardiac procedures at several hospitals. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Young Law Group has opened an investigation into the practices of hospital cardiology departments following the announcement of another settlement by a hospital accused of violating the False Claims Act when its physicians performed medically unnecessary...

2014-05-30 08:24:43

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare has announced plans to penalize 2,633 hospitals for giving followup care to seniors, even if the care was appropriate. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92441) Northwestern Memorial in Chicago is the largest hospital in Illinois. It did 1,651 elective hip and knee replacements for Medicare in 2009-2012, and will pay 46% of the revenue from those operations as a penalty. Froedtert Memorial Lutheran...

2014-05-29 23:01:44

January’s acquisition of Air-Care Home Health, Inc. leads Aeroflow Healthcare to unprecedented growth. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Aeroflow Healthcare’s expansion into northwest South Carolina has allowed for a seamless transition for hundreds of previous Air-Care patients, while offering a wider range of durable medical equipment (DME) products to new patients. Beyond oxygen therapy, Aeroflow Healthcare now brings a specialized COPD pathway program, mobility assistance and...

2014-05-29 16:26:53

Move cements firm's position as one of Washington's premier players in health care law and policy WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A top-tier team of health care policy attorneys and advisors is joining Akin Gump, complementing the firm's market-leading health care regulatory group and adding significant depth to one of the country's preeminent public law and policy practices. The addition will make the health law and policy practice one of the very largest in the...

2014-05-29 12:28:37

DALLAS, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While millions of Americans have already lost their health coverage due to ObamaCare, many more will see their health care disrupted as the new law changes the American health system, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) that debunks eight of the most pervasive myths surrounding the Affordable Care Act. "Two months after ObamaCare's open-enrollment finished, the cracks are showing," says NCPA Senior...

2014-05-28 23:12:38

For the first time ever, Medicare made public its payments to doctors, according to Dr. Mai Brooks. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 In April 2014, Medicare made public its payments to doctors for the first time, according to Dr. Mai Brooks. The figures reported reflect total reimbursements for the year 2012. Most payments are in the 4 to 5 digit range. However, there are some cases where several hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars are listed. It should be kept in mind that...


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