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2014-03-13 23:03:55

New service helps hospitals, medical practices and dental offices better manage their account receivables. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 M&T Bank has introduced the M&T Merchant HealthCare Payment Manager℠, which helps hospitals, medical practices and dental offices better manage their account receivables. The new service screens information regarding benefits eligibility from more than 400 third-party payers, including health insurance companies and...

2014-03-13 16:28:28

CMS Acknowledged and Accepted 100 Percent of Delta Health Technologies Test Claims ALTOONA, Pa., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Health Technologies®, the leading provider of innovative workflow solutions for clinical, billing and business management for the home health, hospice and private duty industry, announced today that it has successfully participated in the National ICD-10 Test Week hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS accepted 100...

2014-03-13 16:27:21

EpiFix® Now Has Coverage From All Medicare Contractors In All 50 states MARIETTA, Ga., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that Medicare contractor, First Coast Service Options, Inc. ("FCSO"), has confirmed that the Company's wound care allograft, EpiFix®, has been approved for...

2014-03-13 12:29:26

House GOP Conference policy brief details impact of Medicare home health rebasing cuts on vulnerable seniors, women, and home healthcare professionals WASHINGTON, March 13, 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 thanked Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) for calling attention to...

2014-03-13 12:29:21

Majorities say issue is low priority, see serious risks in proposal NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legislative proposal to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to people with a terminal illness is not seen as a good option by a strong majority of Connecticut residents. Seven in ten residents (70 percent) see the issue as a low priority or not an issue to be addressed by the governor and state legislature, and majorities also harbor deep...

2014-03-13 12:24:06

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2008 and 2012, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance declined in 1,171 counties and rose in 17, with 1,950 not having a statistically significant change, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of working-age adults without health insurance rose in 494 counties, declined in 269 counties and did not have a statistically significant change in 2,375 counties....

2014-03-12 23:31:41

Pharmacy compounding is shaping up to be a hot spot this year. The March 10 issue of Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Report on Medicare Compliance offers a full overview of the issue and its ramifications on hospitals and physicians. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Pharmacy compounding — the mixing of two or more ingredients to tailor a drug to a specific patient’s needs — is shaping up to be a hot spot this year, as Medicare and FDA watchdogs turn up the heat on...

2014-03-12 23:00:41

2014 Healthy Americas Survey finds that most (82%) uninsured Hispanics have not looked online for information on healthcare.gov or their state’s marketplace website. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Embargoed for Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00am EST — “While there has been much discussion of the importance of the Hispanic community during ACA open enrollment, for the first time with the Healthy Americas Survey we have some data about the priorities and experiences of...

2014-03-12 16:25:55

Congressman Walden issues letter to colleagues in Congress stressing negative consequences of deep Medicare home health cuts on seniors' access to care and home healthcare jobs WASHINGTON, March 12, 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 thanked Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR-2) for issuing...

2014-03-11 23:33:40

“CMS was wise to reconsider its proposed Part D rule that would have destabilized the program, increased costs, and disrupted coverage for millions of seniors.” Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on today’s letter from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to Congress on the proposed Part D rule: “CMS was wise to...