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2014-05-06 15:09:07

Hispanic seniors are 35 percent less likely to have prescription drug coverage despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums. That is the finding of a study released today in the journal Health Affairs. "These results indicate that disparities in prescription drug coverage exist between Hispanic and white Medicare beneficiaries, despite the existence of a potentially universal...

2014-05-06 15:05:11

Factors like the level of poverty in a neighborhood, living alone, and age affect a patient's chances of being readmitted to a hospital after discharge, even after possible variations in quality of care in the hospital have been taken into account. Those are the conclusions of a new study by Henry Ford Health System researchers who found links between readmission rates and social factors such as patients' marital status and neighborhood poverty, suggesting that readmissions are not just an...

2014-05-06 14:47:59

Findings offer insights into population-level health effects that could occur under Affordable Care Act In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased by 2.9% compared with similar populations in states that didn't expand health coverage, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They estimated that Massachusetts' health reform law, which provided near-universal coverage,...

2014-05-06 14:46:40

Most comprehensive study to date also reveals increased disease cases have modest impact on spending growth It's a well-known fact that spending on health care has consistently grown faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. What's behind this trend is less certain. Economists point to two causes: the prevalence of diseases and conditions afflicting the U.S. population, or the rising costs of treating diseases. New research from American University Associate Professor Martha Starr and...

2014-05-06 08:43:15

Research Reveals Huge Opportunity, With Only 2% of Industry Pros Already Using Private Exchanges as Solution for Employee Benefits ORLANDO, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanSource, a cloud-based provider of benefits administration, exchange, payroll, and HRIS solutions to employers, today announced the results of its first annual Private Healthcare Exchange Survey, which found that 60 percent of senior level benefit decision makers feel the cost of healthcare will rise as a direct result...

2014-05-06 08:33:57

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $584.8 million and consolidated operating income of $10.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Net income was $7.0 million, or $ 0.25 per diluted share. Quarterly Consolidated Highlights -- Total consolidated operating revenues were $584.5 million; -- Consolidated operating income was...

2014-05-05 16:26:40

Workshop on Improving Lives Through Payer/Provider Collaboration AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenpatico is pleased to announce that Michelle Thomas, Clinical Director, will co-present with Thresholds' Mark Furlong, VP of Clinical Operations, at this year's National Conference in Washington, D.C., May 5-7. Cenpatico, with its sister health plan, IlliniCare, partnered with Thresholds to develop and implement a pilot program that focused on improving the lives of super...

2014-05-05 16:26:31

Some See Their Compensation Double PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Healthcare-NOW!: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84055 Chief executive officers at Fortune 500 health insurance companies, who have opposed new regulations under the Affordable Care Act, emerged this month as one of the ACA's greatest beneficiaries. Recently filed financial reports show that average compensation for these top nine health insurance...

2014-05-05 12:28:09

TAMPA, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlan Services(SM) (HPS), the nation's leading technology, sales, retention and administrative services provider for the insurance and managed care markets, announced today its clients' successful enrollment of 2 million members during the inaugural Health Insurance Exchange open enrollment period. Leveraging its Go-To-Exchange( SM )platform, a comprehensive suite of services designed to streamline carrier participation in insurance...

2014-05-02 23:00:49

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has submitted a series of cost-efficient proposals to Congress to improve the quality and access to healthcare by Medicare beneficiaries and outlined specific actions appropriate for the remainder of the 113th Congress. The proposals were submitted to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee as a written statement for a hearing entitled “Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients.” (PRWEB)...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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