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2014-05-22 12:25:11

Recognized for Lowering Medicare Beneficiaries' Hospital Readmissions LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight Capital District region healthcare organizations have been named recipients of 2014 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York's Medicare beneficiaries. IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement...

2014-05-21 23:11:56

CMS has very specific requirements for provider-based entities, as the May 19 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Medicare Compliance explains. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Anxiety about compliance with CMS requirements for provider-based entities is running high, as hospitals face audits and the future of the supplemental reimbursement hangs in the balance. And some hospitals share provider-based space with a separate freestanding clinic that does not have the...

2014-05-21 23:07:59

Off Health Exchange Plans.com gives consumers access to Health Insurance options after open enrollment ends. Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Off Health Exchange Plans.com, (OHEP), announces the launch of its much anticipated website focused on connecting the nearly 45 Million active consumers that do not have health insurance and missed open enrollment. Off Health Exchange Plans.com was created in response to the void left after open enrollment ended. The March 31 deadline for open...

2014-05-21 16:27:22

Home health community leaders applaud Congressmen David McKinley and Tom Price for leading efforts to advance sustainable program reform and improve care coordination for America's senior citizens WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in the home health community today lauded the introduction of the Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care (BACPAC) Act of 2014 (HR 4673) to establish bundled payments for post-acute care services covered by Medicare....

2014-05-21 00:20:49

Nearly 9 in 10 ER Docs Report Psych Patients Being Held in Their ERs WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began to take effect. In an online poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 86 percent expect emergency visits to increase over the next three years. More than...

2014-05-20 23:12:49

In a May 28 webinar, a veteran health plan actuarial consultant and the CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters will provide a detailed analysis of what to expect — this year and next — in both the individual and small-business exchanges. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 With the vast majority of 2014 individual enrollments in the public insurance exchanges now in, there are starting to be data for assessing who signed up, what that means for the risk pool, and what...

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...

2014-05-20 12:34:39

Innovative partnership brings new service to Highmark's Medicare Advantage members in Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a hospital stay, many seniors require extended care at rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, long-term care hospitals or in their own home. Recognizing that navigating this process can be stressful for members and their caregivers, Highmark Inc. has initiated a three-year partnership with naviHealth, a national post-acute care...

2014-05-20 12:33:37

With Retirement Health Care Costs Set to Exceed Social Security Benefits, IRI to Offer Members HealthView Prime Advisor Planning Tool WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With retiree health care costs on a path to exceed Social Security benefits for many Americans, the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced a partnership with HealthView Services, the leading provider of retirement health care cost data, to help financial advisors address the retirement health care...

2014-05-20 11:10:20

The JAMA Network Journals Parents in low-income families were less likely to delay asthma care for their children or avoid taking their children to see a doctor is they had lower vs. higher levels of health insurance cost-sharing. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes subsidies to reduce cost-sharing for low-income families. Limited information about the effects of cost-sharing on care for children is available to guide such efforts. A 2012 telephone survey...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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