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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...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-20 08:32:04

STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softheon, Inc., a proven leader in health insurance marketplace integration and business operations, has announced its recognition as of the leading Cloud Platform for Public & Private Exchanges - a prestigious distinction asserted by iMERGE Consulting, an independent research and consulting firm assisting States and Health Insurers with ACA challenges. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130725/SF53717LOGO For ACA...

2014-05-19 20:21:57

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Member hospitals participating in UHC's Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions. UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC's...

2014-05-16 23:00:47

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The proposal will undergo a 30-day review in Indiana before it is...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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