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2014-08-11 08:30:09

The United States Department of Justice resolved alleged scheme of over-admitting patients at nearly 120 Community Health System hospitals across the country. DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is a thin line between not knowing coverage and fraud. In a recent settlement, the Community Health Systems, Inc has to pay $97million to resolve whistleblower lawsuits uncovered in federal courts across the United States, the reason being--medical necessity. CHS...

2014-08-08 16:23:07

Program integrity measures cited as sustainable approach to Medicare reform instead of arbitrary, across-the-board payment cuts WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Kevin Brady (TX- 8) for drafting...

2014-08-07 23:11:36

Former OHCA Commissioner adds CON, ACA expertise to portfolio of consulting services Hamden, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors (VantagePointconsult.com) has increased their capability, adding depth and breadth to their team with the hire of Cristine Vogel, M.P.H., as a senior consultant. She will be assisting clients with strategic planning and marketing initiatives in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the Certificate of Need (CON)...

2014-08-06 16:30:18

Three year demonstration project for Medicare Part B recipients will study the impact of paying for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) home infusions TOWSON, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the enrollment for the Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project will begin on August 08, 2014. The enrollment period will end on September 12, 2014, so patients should act quickly to sign up. If approved, a beneficiary receiving an...

2014-08-06 12:28:34

New Rules to be Published August 22 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare will fine hospitals $529 million for serving Medicare patients twice in 30 days. The fines reduce hospital care for seniors, thus saving Medicare money. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133779 The largest fines are $4 million each for Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Northwestern Memorial Hospital in...

2014-08-06 12:26:10

Missouri Wonk Study Predicts A Total Cost of $43 Million In Additional Healthcare Costs ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Wonk, a St. Louis based public policy research firm, today released a new economic impact study conducted by the firm's president and founder, Brian Schmidt. The study, which was supported by a grant from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), examined the potential costs associated with a proposed prescription requirement for popular cold and...

2014-08-05 11:57:59

Physicians for a National Health Program Nationwide study finds for-profit agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, yet their quality of care is worse For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the...

2014-08-05 08:36:12

By establishing a Master Patient Index (MPI) and longitudinal patient record for over 750,000 Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries, Mississippi improves patient safety and care EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics today announced that the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (Mississippi DOM) launched a clinical data repository, provider portal and Medicaid Master Patient Index (MPI). Leveraging MedeAnalytics' robust analytics platform and Medicaid Management solution,...

2014-08-05 08:32:26

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $590.7 million and consolidated operating income of $34.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Net income was $27.4 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. Quarterly Consolidated Highlights -- Total consolidated operating revenues were $586.2 million; -- Consolidated operating income was...

2014-08-01 12:26:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today that it will report financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, publishing an earnings release before the market opens. About Almost Family, Inc. Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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