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2014-03-11 08:25:53

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (H.R. 3590) is complex legislation that affects virtually every aspect of health care, and many of its provisions are beginning to take effect now. IVD manufacturers who have different needs and strategies are now considering the legislation and whether it will help or...

2014-03-10 23:27:22

Wisconsin's iCare has been selected to participate in the PRIDE consortium, a group of seven community-based health care organizations identified by experts for their commitment, capacity and progress in delivery high-quality, coordinated care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) has been chosen to participate in the PRIDE consortium, a partnership dedicated to Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles....

2014-03-10 16:31:59

Statement of Dr. Elena Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I was impressed by President Obama's joint interview for UNIVISION and Telemundo's audiences this past Thursday, to pitch them on enrolling by March 31(st) for new health insurance plans offered this year. This interview was much needed to help Latinos in the country better understand that Obamacare can help their families, many of whom do not have...

2014-03-10 16:28:32

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Partners Plans (HPP), a not-for-profit health plan serving more than 180,000 Medicare, CHIP and Medicaid members in the Greater Philadelphia region, received the PR News Nonprofit PR Award for best branding/rebranding campaign during an annual awards luncheon on February 26 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The competition attracts entries from national leaders in numerous fields, including Allstate, ExxonMobil, the U.S....

2014-03-10 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new actuarial study released by The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) examining the impact proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program finds that eliminating preferred pharmacy networks in Part D would increase premiums by approximately $63 annually for over 75 percent of Part D enrollees and raise overall program costs by an estimated $24 billion over the next ten years. "CMS' proposal to eliminate...

2014-03-07 23:23:56

Wisconsin's Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) was just chosen for a National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) research study. Only eight plans in the U.S. were selected, and NCQA’s choice reflects the unique way healthcare is delivered in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) has been selected by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to participate in a research study to identify best practices in programs which...

2014-03-07 16:22:54

February 2014 home health job losses are the largest in the healthcare sector and the largest suffered by home health workers - most of whom are women - in more than a decade WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: The February jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today represents the single highest level of monthly job loss in the home health sector in more than a decade....

2014-03-06 23:22:29

Leading Business Process Outsourcing solutions provider to Medicare and Medicaid health plans to participate in event sponsored by Healthcare Education Associates and the Resource Initiative & Society for Education (RISE). King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid markets, announces their participation as a sponsor and exhibitor at the eighth...

2014-03-06 23:04:56

The United States Department of Justice just announced a $750,000 settlement agreement involving a Florida physician who submitted bogus medical claims to the Medicare system. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 A physician in Florida just agreed to a $750,000 settlement over allegations he and his pain management clinic billed Medicare for clinical services that were entered as being complex, which meant they were more costly than they were. In some cases, billing was allegedly...

2014-03-06 16:26:54

Another opportunity to join a 5-star plan in all Kaiser Permanente regions for 2014 OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare beneficiaries have a second opportunity to join a top quality Medicare health plan, such as Kaiser Permanente Medicare, because of its 5 out of 5-star rating for 2014. The Special Enrollment Period, underway now through Nov. 30, provides Medicare members the option of enrolling in a 5-star plan if they missed open enrollment in the fall....