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2014-04-27 23:01:45

Med-Certification.com, a company deeply involved in health care training and certification for over 30 years, notes further disturbing events in the provision of and payment for health care. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 Congress passed a bill during April, 2014 to give providers another year to comply to the Meaningful Use under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records - EHR- Incentive Programs. Med-Certification.com, a medical billing and coding school online,...

2014-04-25 20:21:36

STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softheon, Inc., a proven leader for health insurance marketplace integration and business operation, has announced that Softheon Marketplace Connector (MC2) platform - the platform currently utilized to connect Oregon's Health CO-OP to Cover Oregon - can assist Oregon-based health plans in their transition to connect to the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace and Federal data hub. This innovative integration platform provides health plan...

2014-04-24 23:05:57

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS) has once again achieved the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its Stingray™ service including: Medicare Bad Debt, Disproportionate Share, Transfer DRG, and Shadow Billing. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Healthcare...

2014-04-24 23:01:59

Five Key Reform Questions for Brokers, Health Plans, and Businesses to Ask in 2014 Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 online health benefits solution, published a new blog post key questions for brokers, health plans, and businesses to ask in 2014. According to Zane Benefits’ website, traditionally, U.S. businesses have paid premiums to insurance companies to cover workers with a single "defined benefit" group health insurance plan. However, due...

2014-04-23 23:11:31

The April 17 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges walks readers through data from two pharmacy benefit managers and what it means for insurers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 When setting rates for qualified health plans sold through public exchanges a year ago, actuaries anticipated that people who purchased coverage through an exchange would be older and less healthy than the commercially insured population. They also assumed there would be...

2014-04-23 16:29:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm, announces the results of its 2013 Wage Index Improvement Strategy Services (WIISS) for Oregon hospitals in the Portland, Salem, and Corvallis Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA). HFS's findings resulted in an $18.0 million benefit for hospitals in these areas, exceeding the estimated benefit by $13.0 million. HFS generated a $15.6 million benefit for Portland, Eugene, and Medford...

2014-04-22 23:07:31

How Competitive are the ACA Health Insurance Exchanges? Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a new overview on the competitiveness of the ACA exchanges. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently analyzed competition in the individual health insurance market. Historically, the individual health insurance market historically has been highly concentrated, with only modest...

2014-04-21 23:08:57

For months, The Center for Health Affairs and its contracted wage index experts from the Reimbursement Alliance Group have been working with the region’s hospitals on a project to maximize wage index; preliminary results suggest these efforts have truly paid off. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Reimbursement Forum members were presented with the preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2015 wage index results at their March 20 meeting where they learned that Northeast Ohio hospitals can...

2014-04-18 12:22:45

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid. It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless...

2014-04-18 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply oppose a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the prices of goods and services under their bid procurement program to non-bid areas throughout the country, says the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). AAHomecare reviewed the public...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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